Palliative Wound Care

 

The traditional goal of wound care is to heal or prepare for surgical closure, but techniques and procedures used to heal a wound can be painful or uncomfortable and very costly. It is inappropriate to ignore wounds or declare them untreatable in patients at the end of life. Palliative wound care requires a different mindset than traditional wound care, yet is based on the same fundamental scientific principles. The concept of palliation for chronic wounds is a relatively new concept within the past ten years. Palliation recognizes and accepts non-healing endpoints as appropriate care and uses non-healing strategies to comfort patients and improve quality of life. This presentation provides a framework for understanding and providing palliative care for wounds at the end of life.

$40.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-AAHPM-PWC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 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

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, 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.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-AAHPM-PWC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Recognize and describe goals and plans for wound care that are consistent with palliative care.
Recognize and describe how to manage symptoms of pain and odor.
Recognize and describe the kinds of wounds that are highly prevalent at the end of life.
Identify and describe the co-morbidities/risk factors related to wounds at the end of life.

Outline:
How Prevalent are Wounds at the End of Life?

Types of Wounds at EOL

Wound Location in Hospice Patients

Who Gets Wounds?

The Big Four

Pressure Injuries

Pressure Points

Eight P’s of Ischemic (Arterial) Ulcers

Arterial Insufficiency (PAD)

Palliation of Arterial Disease

ABI

Venous Stasis

Tumor

Assessing a Wound for Palliation

Pressure Injuries in Palliative Care

How do We Approach Wounds at the End of Life?

Palliative Wound Care Goals

Skin Failure

Part I. What is Palliative Wound Care?

Palliative Wound Care

Can Wounds be Treated at End of Life?

Treatment Strategies

Debridement

Pain Management

Treat Infection

When Odor is a Problem

Select Dressing

Review of Cincinnati Program

Cincinnati Protocol

Medicated Hydrogel Gauze

Top Dressing

Wound Dressing in Place

Cincinnati Hospice Results

Case Studies

Test Case 1

Knowledge Check

Test Case 2

Knowledge check

Test Case 3

Knowledge Check

Test Case 4

Knowledge Check

Test Case 5

Test Case 6

Test Case 7

Test Case 8

Test Case 9

Summary

References

Instructor: Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS
Dr. Aletha Tippett received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1975 and her MD from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Tippett has done wound care for 20 years and has treated over 15,000 wounds. Her main areas of focus in wound care are limb salvage and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and she brings a bio-engineering approach to these. She has been honored with numerous awards in the healthcare community and is a published author and international speaker and teacher on wound care topics. She is president of the Hope of Healing Foundation, dedicated to limb salvage and novel wound therapies. She is a member of the International Biotherapy Society and is an active "biotherapist", using maggots and leeches in her wound care practice. Dr. Tippett is also active in hospice and is a certified hospice medical director for Brookdale Hospice in Dayton, Ohio. Disclosure: Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS 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; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Palliative Care, Hospice.
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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.
Accommodations
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