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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.


Wounds can be acute in nature, or they can be chronic. From almost the instant a wound occurs, the body begins the incredibly complex process of restoring tissue integrity. The healthcare professional must provide the appropriate assistance to the body in making its repairs.

To complete this activity, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    OVERVIEW This activity describes the phases and types of wound healing. It is divided into the following parts.

  • Introduction
  • Signs of Normal and Impaired Healing
  • Systemic Factors That Impair Healing
  • Wound Assessment
  • Signs of Infection
  • Signs of Chronic Wound Infection
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Other Chronic Wounds
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this activity is to provide nurses and others an understanding of normal and impaired healing of wounds.

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

  • Describe signs of normal and impaired healing
  • Describe systemic factors that impair healing
  • Describe the steps of wound assessment
  • Describe the stages of a pressure ulcer

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    Wound Care: Normal and Impaired Healing Online course
    • Course ID:
      245075
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50