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This program provides physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists, and all other healthcare professionals with current information concerning the biological processes involved during wound healing. The program also describes wound assessment, wound care, and problems associated with chronic non-healing wounds, excessive wound healing, genetic disorders, and pharmacologic factors which may interfere with wound healing.

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals an understanding of wound assessment, wound care, and problems associated with chronic non-healing wounds.

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the material below and any related reading
  • Study the terminology
  • Complete the Learning Activity
  • Complete the post test with a score of 80% or more, and follow the instructions for submitting your test for credit.
The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction.
  • Phases of Wound Healing
  • The Four Types of Wound Healing
  • Factors Which Can Adversely Affect Wound Healing.
  • Wound Care Systems - Dressings
  • Conclusion

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Outline the sequence of events in wound healing starting from inflammation, neovascularization, connective tissue deposition, epithelization, contraction, and ending with late wound remodeling.
  • Describe the four phases of wound healing and the types of blood and tissue cells involved in each phase.
  • Identify at least seven factors that can adversely affect wound healing.
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Wound Healing: The Principles of Wound Healing Online course
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