Caring for Chronic Wounds: A Knowledge Update

Patricia A. Slachta, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCW



Wound care is a lot more sophisticated than it used to be. Here's what you should know about assessing and managing chronic wounds.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to manage wounds better.


1. Explain how to assess a chronic wound.
2. Identify factors that affect wound healing.
3. Describe how to prepare the wound bed.
4. State factors related to the choice and use of dressings.


Patricia A. Slachta, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCW, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a nursing instructor at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014


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