Nurses working with older adults will likely encounter wounds. Both acute and chronic wounds are more likely to occur in older adults than their younger counterparts because of the chronic conditions associated with the wounds, such as vascular disease, venous insufficiency, and diabetes mellitus. This course discusses the effects aging has on the skin’s function. It also discusses common wounds seen in older adults.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Skin Layers and Key Functions
Section 3: Types of Wounds
Staging of Pressure Injuries
Unstageable Pressure Injury
Deep Tissue Injury
Types of Wounds
Section 4: Wound Assessment
Key Factors of Wound Assessments
Darkly Pigmented Skin
Section 5: Conclusion
Subject Matter Expert: Laura Anderson, MSN RN, WCC
Bobbi began her nursing career as a CNA in long-term care and found her passion for working with older adults in the post-acute setting. She received her LPN certificate in 1997 from South Central Area Vocational Technical School in Missouri. Continuing her education, she earned her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2007 from Texas County Technical Institute in Missouri and later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2013. Bobbi has over 24 years of clinical and managerial experience in the skilled nursing industry
Laura Anderson is currently a Curriculum Designer for Post-Acute Care at Relias and manages a team of subject matter expert writers. Previously, she was a Director of Nursing, Clinical Informatics Nurse, Senior Clinical Consultant, Nurse Auditor, Business Office Manager, Clinical Author, and Wound Care Nurse. Laura has dedicated more than 20 years of professional practice to the skilled nursing and long-term care industry. After receiving her Masters of Science in nursing with an emphasis in geriatrics, mental health, and education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she continued to pursue additional training in wound care. Laura is passionate about providing quality, resident-centered care that encompasses the whole person.
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