Special Consideration in Wound Care – ED / ICU

10-12-2020 09:19 AM

Layers of the Skin

Course Description

Both the Emergency Department and the ICU care for some of the most complex and traumatic wounds. Care of a critically-ill or wounded patient is complex enough. Learn how to identify and treat wounds. Utilize skin conditions as clues about each patient’s overall health.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define common injuries of the skin seen in the Emergency Department
  • List factors that contribute to increase risk for skin complications in the ICU
  • Identify strategies for pressure ulcer prevention in the ED and ICU patient

Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses.