This course will introduce the importance of wound assessment and documentation, review types of wounds and relevant staging systems, outline the wound assessment process, discuss wound inflammation and infection, and present several wound documentation tools.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe causative factors related to the development of a wound
- Label essential tools for wound assessment
- Explain three similarities and two differences between inflammation and infection
- Label the stages of pressure injuries according to the NPIAP
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was developed by Margaret Falconio-West, Clay Collins, Elizabeth O’Connell-Gifford, Kim Kehoe, Carrie King, Jackie Todd, Patty Turner, Joanne M. Labiak, Katie James, and Gail Dereczyk. It was edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.
earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.