This continuing education course covers risk factors and assessment of pressure ulcers, including those common to diabetic patients. Prevention, staging, wound treatment, and management of pressure ulcers are discussed along with factors affecting healing.
Wound Care Management is a lecture-based course designed to translate new evidence-based knowledge into practice with the aim of providing healthcare workers basic knowledge and skills in assessing, preventing, and managing wounds and pressure ulcers.
Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
- Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of wound development.
- Discuss the physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing.
- Assess the degree of tissue damage, skin conditions and its treatment.
- Describe the principles of wound dressing.
- Discuss on how to protect a wound and prevent infection, but also to allow healing.
What Will You Learn?
- 7 Credit Units
- 2 Year Certification
MODULE 1: Introduction To Wound Care Management
Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of wound development.
MODULE 2: Guidelines For Wound Care Management
Develop and demonstrate comprehensive initial assessment and evaluation of the wound (site, size, surface, grade and appearance, exudate type and volume, state of surrounding skin and level of wound pain).
MODULE 3: WOUND DRESSING
MODULE 4: WOUND DEBRIDEMENT
Discuss and recognize the classifications and different type of wounds.
MODULE 5: CHRONIC WOUND MANAGEMENT AND OPEN WOUND MANAGEMENT
Identify patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers.
MODULE 6: DECUBITUS ULCERS MANAGEMENT
Discuss methods for implementing pressure ulcer prevention and treatment protocols in practice.
MODULE 7: Pressure Ulcer Treatment
Assess and demonstrate how to treat wound problems once they develop.
MODULE 8: Healing Assessment and Documentation
Identify and explain the systemic factors that impact on wound healing, and implications for practice.