Wound Series: Venous Ulcer Assessment, Interventions, and Prevention

Wound Series: Venous Ulcer Assessment, Interventions, and Prevention 

Assessment and documentation of venous ulcers are the foundation for providing quality care to manage these ulcers and prevent recurrence. In this course, you will learn about venous insufficiency and the assessment, documentation, treatment, and prevention of venous ulcers.

$30.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-WSVUAIP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

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

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-WSVUAIP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Explain two causes, symptoms, and risk factors of venous insufficiency.
Describe four assessment findings common in venous ulcers.
Illustrate proper use of three types of dressings in the treatment of venous ulcers.
Explain two of the components of a treatment plan for venous ulcers.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Venous Insufficiency A. Venous Circulation B. Causes of Insufficiency C. Classification D. Symptoms E. Risk Factors F. Venous Ulcers G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Assessment and Documentation A. Guidelines B. Location C. Measurement D. Undermining/Tunneling E. Tissue Loss F. Wound Bed G. Exudate H. Wound Edges I. Surrounding Skin J. Pain K. Frequency of Assessment L. OASIS Coding M. MDS Coding N. Review O. Summary Section 4: Treatment A. The Healing Process B. The Treatment Plan C. Cleansing D. Topical Wound Management E. Hydrogels F. Hydrocolloids G. Film Dressings H. Alginates I. Foam Dressings J. Gauze Dressings K. Dressing Changes L. Debridement M. Treating Infection N. Compression Therapy O. Types of Compression P. Other Measures Q. Meet Floyd R. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations

Instructor: 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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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.
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