Treating wounds effectively requires an understanding of how the body responds to wounds as well as how the medical field approaches the subject. This course covers the history of wound treatments, the anatomy of tissue layers and surgical wound classifications, and the healing process. In addition, this course describes the complications of wound healing, surgical drains, and types of dressings.
• Appreciate the history of wound treatments.
• Describe the structure and function of tissue layers and surgical wound classifications.
• Describe the healing processList and define complications of wound healing.
• Describe the types of surgical drains.
• Describe the types of dressings and the steps in assisting the application of dressings.
This course was created by DigitalMed for the purposes of providing evidence-based continuing education for health care providers.
The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
The continuing education contact hours for this module are provided by HealthStream.
HealthStream is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.
This activity is awarded 1.1 contact hour(s).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13221 and 1.1 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity. Licensee must retain this document for a period of 4 years after the course concludes.
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider Number WV2007-0517RN for 1.3 contact hour(s).
HealthStream is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 272, and 1.3 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
In addition, HealthStream is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider 50-907, and 1.1 contact hour(s) will be awarded for this activity.
To receive credit, participants must complete the entire activity. Partial credit will not be given. Licensees in all states must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.
The certificate of completion must be retained in the participant's records for at least four (4) years.
At the conclusion of this activity, an attendee, if he/she so desires, may submit the evaluation form directly to Iowa Board of Nursing (400 SW 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685).
Accredited status as a provider refers only to continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products. HealthStream does not endorse or promote any commercial product that may be discussed in this activity.
Contact Hours: 1.1
Expiration Date: 3/31/2013
Member Price: $12.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00