Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: NSC20

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Item # NSC20
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Physiology of Healing, Wound Assessment, and Documentation

Price: $21.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # N1802  

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

Whether wounds are acute or chronic, nurses are the clinicians most intimately involved with the assessment, care, and ongoing evaluation of wounds. Key components for success in wound management and improving outcomes are: possessing a fundamental knowledge of wound etiology and the cofactors contributing to wound formation; understanding the physiology of healing; applying critical assessment skills;  implementing  evidence-based standards of care; and completing thorough documentation. Nurses must possess knowledge related to key concepts and principles of the structure of the integumentary system, how it repairs itself when damaged, and when it requires assistance to heal. The challenges of wound healing have long been known and are based on anecdotal cases, personal preferences, and now evidence-based research.

Providing effective wound care involves having a basic understanding of the physiologic process that takes place with healing, differences in acute and chronic wounds, and the level of tissue loss.

Wound assessment and documentation are  essential to the wound management plan. Assessment guides the clinician in identifying the cause of the wound, which will drive treatment decisions, while the use of a validated documentation tool provides consistency and reliability of wound healing evaluations.

Anatomy and physiology of the skin and physiology of wound healing are explained in this course. The final chapter of the course discusses assessment parameters most commonly used in wound evaluation as well as documentation of the wound assessment and progress. Nurses involved in the management of wounds will learn the principles required to assess wounds, determine etiology, monitor and document healing, and create a care management plan. 

 

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

Managing Wounds: Reimbursement and Professional Practice Topics

Price: $16.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1801  

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

Nurses with expertise in wound care and those who obtain advanced certification  provide direct care and are called on to advise  and educate colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team. Changes in care based on evidence from research, regulatory changes requiring quality outcomes to be measured, and a reimbursement culture that demands assessment, documentation, and progress for payment all affect nursing practice with the central goal of providing the best care for each patient. While much of wound care nursing focuses on the clinical aspect of caring for a patient, the wound care nurse must also recognize the importance of non-clinical issues, such as reimbursement, education, and legislation.

Reimbursement issues are always an important component of healthcare services. The process of coding and documentation for obtaining reimbursement is ever changing and complex. This requires nurses to stay current in regulatory changes, use the specific language required to document accurately, and work with coding professionals and the quality management team. Selecting wound care materials and resources that best address the wound type, as well as the ongoing assessment and evaluation of a wound with documentation supporting the plan of care and any changes, are key nursing responsibilities.

Nurses should also be aware of the various ways education may be obtained in wound management and understand evidence-based practice. Finally, it is vital for wound care nurses to be knowledgeable of the legalities surrounding wound management, including licensure laws, government regulations, organization policies, and practice standards that affect wound care methods.

This course reviews the general practices of reimbursement payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, and HMOs, and provides general information that can be used to make the reimbursement process more successful. (Note that this course does not discuss billing or reimbursement practices in detail because this will vary across the country.) Education, evidence-based guidelines or standards of care, and legal issues are also discussed.

After taking this course, nurses (including certified case manager nurses) will apply information relative to the various reimbursement processes and the requirements to obtain payment when providing wound care services to their own practice. The nurse will also be informed about educational advancement in the specialty and understand the need to know any scope of practice limitations and the legal implications when providing wound care services across settings.

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

 

This course has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 2 clock hours.

Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management Approaches

Price: $26.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
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.

Arterial and Venous Insufficiency Ulcers

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1805  

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

There are two primary types of vascular ulcers: those related to the arterial system, or arterial insufficiency (AI), and those related to the venous system, or venous insufficiency. The two types involve different pathological processes that can lead to chronic wounds.

Skin ulcerations can occur spontaneously; however, most result from a minor traumatic event leading to a chronic wound with full-thickness tissue damage. AI, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and arterial disease are the terms used to represent the disease process causing the chronic wounds or ulcers of lower extremity arterial ulcers.

Chronic venous insufficiency encompasses a variety of anomalies in the venous vascular system of the lower leg. These deviations from normal can range from asymptomatic telangiectasis (spider veins) and varicose veins to more complex conditions involving venous insufficiency ulceration and, in some cases, mixed arterial and venous disease.

The nurse’s understanding and use of  accurate terminology is an important part of describing and documenting lower extremity ulcers. Using correct terminology provides important information when formulating an appropriate plan of care, and for billing and coding purposes to ensure reimbursement for care  and services is provided.  

Quality of life is negatively affected for individuals suffering from long-term CVI and ulceration, causing loss of workdays, pain, mobility issues, and body image concerns. Nurses are able to make a positive impact for this patient population through evidence-based care. This course will provide the nurse with information related to the underlying pathophysiology, nursing assessment and care, surgical interventions including debridement, and key education points in caring for the person with arterial, venous, and mixed etiology ulcers.

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

Topical Wound Care: Challenges and Interventions

Price: $32.95 Hours:6 Contact Hours
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.

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