The ability to communicate a patient’s condition to another healthcare provider is best done using universally-accepted and understood terms, and using proper anatomical locations descriptions. Vocabulary is a vital part of comprehensive quality wound care. This course addresses the etiology of wounds, depth of tissue, location, and size in order to assist with assessment and documentation.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Define causative factors related to the development of a wound
- List essential tools for wound assessment (such as the PUSH Tool and NE1 Wound Assessment Tool)
- Identify 3 similarities and 2 differences between inflammation and infection
- Identify 2 valid pain scales
- Name the Stages of Pressure Ulcers according to the NPIAP
This course is intended for nurses.
1.0 CE for Nurses