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This basic-level course provides an overview of the important aspects and issues for therapists who must deal with an adult patient who has or is at risk for obtaining a wound or a pressure ulcer (also known as a pressure sore bed sore or decubitus ulcer). The healing stages of a wound and factors that interfere with healing are explained. Risk factors for development of infection and pressure ulcers are discussed. The course lists ways in which physical and occupational therapists can prevent pressure ulcers in their high risk patients and treatment modalities commonly used to treat patients with skin wounds and pressure ulcers.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
- Describe the healing stages of a wound.
- List factors that interfere with wound healing.
- Identify the risk factors for the development of infection and pressure ulcers.
- Describe the correct procedure for hand washing according to CDC standards.
- List ways in which physical and occupational therapists can prevent pressure ulcers in their high-risk patients.
- Identify treatment modalities commonly used by therapists to treat skin wounds and pressure ulcers.
Gail Bryant, RN, MSN, CRRN, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Texas. In addition, she has a nursing certification in rehabilitation from the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Gail is a tenured Associate Professor at the College of Santa Fe and was chairperson in the Department of Nursing for two years from 1987 to 1989. As an educator, she received the prestigious teaching ward, “Burlington Teacher of Excellence Award”, for her contributions to teaching courses in the areas of medical, surgical, and clinical nursing. She has continually worked as a charge nurse on the Physical Rehabilitation Unit and the Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Unit of St Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As an author, she has written several chapters on “Modalities: Immobilization with Casts, Braces, and Splints” for such textbooks as Orthopedic Nursing and Orthopedic Journal. Recently, she published an article on “Stump Care” in the American Journal of Nursing. As a successful biomedical writer and educator she is frequently asked to do research, lecture, and write in the areas of disease and rehabilitation.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- 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 the 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.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.