This course is essential for understanding how to manage wound bioburden to promote wound healing. You will learn about how to describe wound bioburden in a non-healing wound, the differences in types of bacteria, and topical interventions to promote wound healing. The emerging concept of wound hygiene will also be introduced as a method for bioburden management.
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)
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.
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: The Impact of Hard-to-Heal Wounds
Definition of Hard-to-Heal Wounds
The Cost of Hard-to-Heal Wounds
Section 3: Infection
Discriminating Infection Based on Wound Type
Types of Bacteria
Section 4: Wound Hygiene
The Concept of Wound Hygiene
The Steps in Wound Hygiene
Step 1: Wound and Peri-Wound Cleansing
Step 2: Wound Debridement
Step 3: Wound Edge Epithelial Refashioning
Step 4: Biofilm Treatment and Prevention
Implementing Wound Hygiene
Section 5: Case Scenarios
The Wound Clinic
Section 6: Conclusion
Mary Arnold Long received her BSN from the College of Mount St. Joseph, her MSN from the University of Cincinnati, her ET Certificate from Abbott Northwestern Hospital and her DNP from Otterbein University. Dr. Arnold Long has over 35 years of nursing experience and over 25 years as an expert board-certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse practicing in multiple settings. Her contributions to evidence-based practice and literature include colostomy irrigation; body worn absorptive garments; interventions post-catheter removal; assessment, management and coding of moisture-associated skin damage; and classification of device-related pressure injuries/ulcers.
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