Advanced Wound Care Concepts, 4/5/2024

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About the Course:
Chronic wounds are known for their large share of healthcare cost and limiting quality of life for many patients. Therefore, it is important for healthcare professionals to have the knowledge necessary to identify causes which limit wound healing progression, to provide the ideal environment for wound healing, and to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic variables at play.
This course, Advanced Wound Care Concepts, dives into each of these topics and expounds on how edema, malnutrition, and biochemical pathways lead to the development of chronic wounds.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize physiology and biochemistry of wound healing in various phases.
  • Identify the influence of hormones in wound healing.
  • Identify the influence of hormones in wound healing.
  • Recognize how malnutrition can negatively affect wound healing.
  • Recognize common infection sources in chronic wounds.
  • Recognize common infection sources in chronic wounds.
  • Identify how bioactive and interactive dressings can be used to treat wounds.
  • Recognize edema, lymphedema and use of compression when appropriate.

About the Author:
Bettina M. Brown is a physical therapist working in Albuquerque, New Mexico, having received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She earned her board certification in wound care in 2016 through the American Board of Wound Healing. She has published an article entitled Managing Cutaneous Tuberculosis: A Case Study in the Ostomy and Wound Management Journal in 2017. Latera that year, she obtained her certification through the Klose Lymphedema Certification program in 2017. She primarily works with clients that have lymphedema due to breast cancer treatment, or due to vascular insufficiencies and chronic health co-morbidities.

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, leg