About Wound Care: Identification and Assessment

 

Nurses working with a geriatric population will encounter wounds frequently. This course covers the basics of wound assessment. This course will help the student accurately perform wound assessments as well as standardize the components of wound assessment to better assess wound healing.

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$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-AWCIA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-AWCIA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the two layers of the skin
List three key functions of the skin
Describe the difference between partial-thickness and full-thickness wounds
Describe how to measure a wound, including length, width, and depth
Define tunneling and undermining
Identify four criteria to include in wound assessment
Discuss how to differentiate between arterial, pressure, venous stasis, and neuropathic ulcers.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Skin Layers
A. Primary Layers
B. The Epidermis
C. The Dermis
D. The Subcutaneous Layer
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 3: Skin Functions
A. Protection
B. Temperature Regulation
C. Sensation
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 4: Factors that Affect Skin Characteristics
A. Age
B. Sun Exposure
C. Hydration
D. Soaps
E. Medications
F. Review
G. Summary
A. Section 5: Types of Wounds Partial-Thickness Skin Loss
B. Full-Thickness Skin Loss
C. Acute Wounds
D. Chronic Wounds
E. Arterial
F. Pressure
G. Venous Stasis
H. Neuropathic
I. Review
J. Summary
Section 6: Wound Assessment
A. Initial Assessment
B. Extent of Tissue Involvement
C. Wound Depth
D. Wound Area
E. Tunneling and Undermining
F. Wound Edges
G. Type of Tissue in Wound Base
H. Wound Exudate
I. Wound Odor
J. Peri-Wound Skin
K. Infection
L. Cleansing
M. Dressings
N. Tools
O. Foot and Nail Care
P. Review
Q. Summary
Section 7: Classifying Wound Healing
A. Complex Process
B. Steps in Wound Repair
C. Hemostasis Phase
D. Inflammation Phase
E. Proliferation Phase
F. Maturation/Remodeling Phase
G. Review
H. Summary
Section 8: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development.  Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Administrators; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Long Term Care, Residential Care; and the following practice categories: Assisted Living, General Nursing, Home Health, Long Term Care.
F Tags (2017):
F684, F686
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
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