Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Item#: NSH15

 

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Essentials for Wound Care and Healing Bundle


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Item # NSH15
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Wound care is complex and the healing process can be varied and challenging for some patients. The courses in this 15-hour CE bundle discuss specific types of wounds and strategies for managing barriers to healing. The bundle includes: Pressure Injuries, Impediments to Healing and Topical Wound Care: Challenges and Interventions. 

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Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management Approaches

Price: $26.95 
Item # N1800  

Release Date: April 20, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

 

The development of a pressure injury represents a serious problem for many individuals and represents more than $10 billion annually in healthcare costs. Aside from financial costs, pressure injuries affect the quality of people’s lives. Unfortunately, pressure injury is a chronic wound type that is most consistently associated with negligent care, which can negatively reflect the quality of care of the entire care setting. This makes it the responsibility of the nurse, as the professional closest to the patient, and all care providers to properly care for patients at risk for or suffering from pressure injuries.

Because of the cost to manage pressure injuries, regulatory requirements (such as those imposed by the CMS), and quality-of-life concerns, much emphasis needs to be placed on prevention and early detection of these devastating injuries. Nurses, as the care providers closest to patients, must be diligent, aware, and have an understanding of the pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention, and management strategies required to address pressure injuries in persons of all ages. Strategies to prevention and care include utilizing resources such as interdisciplinary team expertise and selecting and procuring appropriate support devices.

This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with an overview of the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Topics will include pressure injury etiology, assessment for risk in order to properly intervene in the management and prevention of pressure injuries, support surfaces, and issues that play a role in the development of skin care teams, with an emphasis on the prevention of pressure injuries.        

This course provides nurses with key concepts and principles of pressure injury risk, prevention, and care. Patient assessment, accurate and timely documentation, selection of appropriate support devices and utilization of specialized teams are actions the nurse initiates when managing the care of patients at risk for or experiencing pressure injuries. 

 

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with N1737 - Wound Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Nurses.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Understand the risks for and contributing factors in the formation of pressure injuries, prevention approaches using appropriate support surfaces, the care of pressure injuries, and the value of skin care teams.
  • Identify contributing factors of pressure injury formation and the best approaches to pressure injury care.
  • Select a support surface based on patient risk factors for pressure injury formation or in the presence of a pressure injury.
  • Describe the benefits of a skin and wound care team to an organization.
Author Bio(s)

 

Linda Stricker, MSN, RN, CWOCN, has over 25 years of experience in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Science degree with a minor in education from the University of Phoenix. She is the current program director of the R.B. Turnbull, Jr. MD School of WOC Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic. Linda also serves the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society™ in a variety of roles and is the current President-elect of the WOCN® Mideast Region. She has authored or coauthored publications on stoma construction, fistula management, and WOC nursing subjects, and presented on a variety of wound management topics.

Barbara J. Hocevar, MSN, RN, CWOCN, graduated from St. John College with her BSN in 1978. She attended the R.B. Turnbull School of WOC Nursing in 1982. She received her MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Barbara has worked at a tertiary care facility in the acute care and outpatient areas as staff, clinical manager of the ostomy/fistula team, and now serves as the Assistant Director of the R. B. Turnbull, Jr. School of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education. She has published on WOC nursing topics and is a past section editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She has presented on a variety of ostomy and wound care topics locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN, CNE, CWON, CFCN, has more than 30 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, home infusion, nursing administration, and nursing education. Currently, Dr. Weideman is a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor at Duquesne University. Her primary area of clinical focus is wound and ostomy nursing, and she is board certified as a wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.

Impediments to Healing: Managing Acute and Chronic Wounds

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1803  

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

Wound management and the promotion of healing are complicated and challenging to those suffering with such maladies. Whether wounds are acute or chronic, nurses are the clinicians most intimately involved with the care and ongoing evaluation of wounds. Nurses working in acute care, rehabilitative, long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings all contend with a variety of wounds at different stages in the healing process among all patient populations. Thus, the nurse in general practice must have a solid knowledge of wound a care and potential impediments to healing.

Most wounds heal through a predictable process that includes homeostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and scar maturation. Most acute wounds heal without difficulty, though the healing process remains complex. Managing chronic wounds, on the other hand, is often a significant challenge to nurses. Some wounds, for a variety of reasons, become stalled in some part of the healing phases. This effectively delays or prevents closure and durable scar formation. Although any wound can become chronic, patients with chronic disease have increased risk of developing the recalcitrant wound, or the wound unresponsive to treatment.

Careful selection of topical care, control of etiologic and systemic factors, and timely referral to appropriate interdisciplinary care members form the basis for moving a wound from nonhealing to healing and finally closure. Nurses need to understand and apply to practice the principles and factors that influence wound healing. Evidence-based standards guide care. Utilizing the nursing process provides the framework to implement effective strategies to meet patient specific needs posed by the presence of acute and chronic wounds.

This course will discuss factors that impede wound healing and measures to reduce them as well as types of wounds (both acute and chronic) and how to assess and manage both. 

 

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with N1737 - Wound Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Nurses.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe factors that impede wound healing and measures to reduce them.
  • Discuss factors affecting wound healing and management of acute wounds.
  • Analyze factors affecting chronic wound healing and apply nursing interventions aimed at managing chronic wounds.
Author Bio(s)

 

Linda Stricker, MSN, RN, CWOCN, has over 25 years of experience in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Science degree with a minor in education from the University of Phoenix. She is the current program director of the R.B. Turnbull, Jr. MD School of WOC Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic. Linda also serves the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society™ in a variety of roles and is the current President-elect of the WOCN® Mideast Region. She has authored or coauthored publications on stoma construction, fistula management, and WOC nursing subjects, and presented on a variety of wound management topics.

Barbara J. Hocevar, MSN, RN, CWOCN, graduated from St. John College with her BSN in 1978. She attended the R.B. Turnbull School of WOC Nursing in 1982. She received her MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Barbara has worked at a tertiary care facility in the acute care and outpatient areas as staff, clinical manager of the ostomy/fistula team, and now serves as the Assistant Director of the R. B. Turnbull, Jr. School of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education. She has published on WOC nursing topics and is a past section editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She has presented on a variety of ostomy and wound care topics locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN, CNE, CWON, CFCN, has more than 30 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, home infusion, nursing administration, and nursing education. Currently, Dr. Weideman is a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor at Duquesne University. Her primary area of clinical focus is wound and ostomy nursing, and she is board certified as a wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.

Topical Wound Care: Challenges and Interventions

Price: $32.95 
Item # N1804  

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

 

Wound healing is a complex process. The various treatments and myriad wound care products available can make wound management seem daunting. Most acute wounds heal uneventfully after a predictable wound healing process. However, chronic wound resolution is not as simple. Many factors influence the chronic wound healing process. These may include many local factors and systematic factors. The nurse must understand and consider the various influences when creating a wound care plan and selecting approaches to obtain the desired outcome.

This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with a comprehensive overview of topical wound care, including tangible knowledge they can apply when determining approaches, selecting products, preventing or mitigating infection, and recommending adjunctive therapies that promote healing and comfort based on the goals of therapy. 

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with N1737 - Wound Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Nurses.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Understand topical wound care approaches that promote healing including product selection, debridement, the periwound area, infection control, dressing application, and adjunctive therapies.
  • Describe the factors involved in the selection of topical wound care products.
  • Describe various types of wound debridement and discuss situations in which to use each debridement method.
  • Discuss the effect of bioburden on wound healing and measures used to prevent or ameliorate these effects.
  • Identify various problems associated with the skin surrounding a wound (the periwound skin).
  • Describe the removal, application, packing, and securement of a wound dressing and discuss pain management and sterile technique as they affect wound care.
  • Discuss adjunctive therapies used in wound management and how these therapies enhance wound healing.
Author Bio(s)

 

Linda Stricker, MSN, RN, CWOCN, has over 25 years of experience in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Akron and a Master of Science degree with a minor in education from the University of Phoenix. She is the current program director of the R.B. Turnbull, Jr. MD School of WOC Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic. Linda also serves the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society™ in a variety of roles and is the current President-elect of the WOCN® Mideast Region. She has authored or coauthored publications on stoma construction, fistula management, and WOC nursing subjects, and presented on a variety of wound management topics.

Barbara J. Hocevar, MSN, RN, CWOCN, graduated from St. John College with her BSN in 1978. She attended the R.B. Turnbull School of WOC Nursing in 1982. She received her MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Barbara has worked at a tertiary care facility in the acute care and outpatient areas as staff, clinical manager of the ostomy/fistula team, and now serves as the Assistant Director of the R. B. Turnbull, Jr. School of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education. She has published on WOC nursing topics and is a past section editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She has presented on a variety of ostomy and wound care topics locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN, CNE, CWON, CFCN, has more than 30 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, home infusion, nursing administration, and nursing education. Currently, Dr. Weideman is a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor at Duquesne University. Her primary area of clinical focus is wound and ostomy nursing, and she is board certified as a wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.

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