Wound Management

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Breaking the Chain of Nosocomial Infections: Surgical Wound Infections

Product code: 78097        

Overview:

This program is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Types of Wound Infections
  • Pathogens
  • Incidence of Infection
  • Host Risk Factors
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Conclusion

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Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention

Product code: M141        

Overview:

Based on the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (AHCPR.) Clinical Practice Guideline Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention, this program defines the four stages of pressure ulcer development, uses assessment tools to identify individuals at risk, and illustrates prevention methods. It also discusses how to educate patients in the prevention of pressure ulcers in the home environment.

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Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Product code: M169        

Overview:

Based on the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (AHCPR) Clinical Practice Guideline, this program teaches and demonstrates improved treatment options for pressure ulcers. Video educates nurses on the proper treatment that can reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers, speed up the healing process and prevent recurrence.

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Wound Care Part 1: Physiology

Product code: M278A    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
One of the fundamental goals of healthcare professionals is to heal wounds, prevent complications associated with wounds, and preserve the ability to function. This course, the first in the four-part Wound Care series, is designed to instruct nurses on the physiological phases of wound healing, and the different types of wounds.

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

  • Explain the difference between acute and chronic wounds
  • Describe each of the four stages of wound healing
  • Describe each of the three types of wound healing (primary, secondary and tertiary intention)
  • Identify the risk factors that can impede wound healing
  • Describe actions that nurses can take to ensure proper wound healing

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Wound Care Part 2: Assessment and Documentation

Product code: M278B    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Wound assessment is more than just looking at the lesion. It is a holistic approach to care that identifies systemic, psychosocial, and local factors that may precipitate a wound or impede its healing. This course, the second in the four-part Wound Care series, is designed to instruct nurses and other healthcare professionals with detailed information on how to properly assess and document wounds.

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

  • Describe the importance of performing a medical and psychosocial history, and be able to do so
  • Perform a complete physical exam of a patient with a wound
  • Perform a complete wound evaluation, including an assessment of the wound base and surrounding tissues
  • Assess and monitor wound complications

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Wound Care Part 3: Types of Wounds

Product code: M278CR    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:

Cuts, abrasions, and lacerations heal quickly and, most often, without medical attention.  Yet, sometimes wounds are more complex or serious. In these cases, it is important to seek medical and nursing care to ensure proper healing. This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with detailed information on the different types of wounds, as well as risk factors, assessment tools, and prevention strategies for each type. This is the third course in the four-part Wound Care series, and it is designed to instruct nurses and other healthcare professionals with detailed information on how to properly assess and document wounds.

OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Differentiate between the two main types of wounds: acute and chronic.
  • Identify, assess, and prevent pressure injuries
  • Describe the different stages of pressure injuries
  • List different factors that contribute to pressure injuries
  • Explain the risk factors and causes of venous wounds
  • Describe what can be done to prevent venous wounds
  • List the physical findings and prevention strategies for arterial wounds
  • Describe the causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms and prevention strategies for wounds associated with diabetes

 

 

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Wound Care Part 4: Treatment Modalities

Product code: M278D    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Cuts, abrasions, and lacerations heal quickly and, most often, without medical attention. Yet, sometimes wounds are more complex or serious. In these cases, it is important to seek medical and nursing care to ensure proper healing. This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with detailed information on the treatment modalities available for different types of chronic wounds. This is the final course in the four-part Wound Care series, and it is designed to instruct nurses and other healthcare professionals with detailed information about the treatment modalities available for chronic wounds.

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

  • Choose appropriate treatment modalities based on wound type and goal(s) for treatment
  • Describe and perform appropriate wound bed preparation
  • Explain the different types of sharp debridement
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different types of wound dressings
  • Explain how to properly perform a dressing change
  • Define various treatment modalities, including negative pressure wound therapy, electrical stimulation, hyperbaric, and ultrasound therapy

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Wound Healing: The Principles of Wound Healing

Product code: 78093        

Overview:

Provides current information concerning the biological processes involved during wound healing. Discussion includes 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.

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Wound Healing: The Treatment of Secondary Healing Wounds

Product code: 78094        

Overview:

Discusses the aspects of secondary healing wounds: Three basic types of wound healing; secondary healing (contraction); allowing an open wound to heal by contraction; reasons for opening a wound which was closed; clinical wound healing problems; management of open wound healing by secondary intention; aspects of patient care which affect wound healing by contraction.

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