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.
In this activity, we will discuss nursing interventions in the process of wound healing.
To complete this course, you must do the following:Read the Overview and Course 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. IntroductionWound Care ProceduresDressingsDocumentationConclusion
The purpose of this activity is to provide nurses and others an understanding of normal and impaired healing of wounds.
After completing this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the nursing interventions that are available to aid in wound healing.Describe the kinds of dressings available.Describe the importance of documentation and what must be documented in wound care.