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The Basics of Wound Healing

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Course Overview

The Basics of Wound Healing

Author: Melody Heffline

In the world of nursing, wounds have become a common area of need for understanding. Wounds can be fairly simple to care for or very complex in nature. This presentation will provide information on types of wounds encountered in nursing practice; wound healing and how this occurs; what can impair the healing process and how to improve wound healing by addressing these factors; and steps in the management of the various types of wounds, including choosing the right dressing. A case study will be used to aid in understanding wounds and their management. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Case Study 
  3. Wound Type
    Surgical Wounds
    Arterial Ulcers
    Venous Ulcers
    Neuropathic Ulcers
    Pressure Ulcers 
  4. Case Study (cont.) 
  5. Normal Wound Healing Phases 
  6. Impaired Wound Healing  
  7. Wound Assessment
    History and Physical
    Wound Examination
    Describing a Wound 
  8. Wound Management  
  9. Surgical Management  
  10. Summary  
  11. References  

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the role of a nurse and the basics of wound healing. It will take the average learner 180 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Describe the wound healing process.  
  2. State the factors that impair wound healing and methods used to improve wound healing in challenging circumstances. 
  3. Discuss the different types of wounds and the specific treatments used with each wound type. 
  4. Describe the different methods used in the management of wounds and the documentation process for wound management. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: July 09, 2021

Course Expires on: July 09, 2024

Course Offering: #105