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Wound Care Community

Wound Care Part 2: Assessment and Documentation (w/ CE credit)

Stephanie Struyck Elgin
Author | Shield HealthCare
07/02/18  2:36 PM PST
wound care assessment documentation

This free course has already taken place. Contact your local Shield HealthCare representative about scheduling this course as an in-service in your facility.

Click here to find our current available course in our Healthcare Professionals Community.


Assessing a wound is more than just observing the lesion. Wound assessment is a holistic approach to care that identifies systemic, psychosocial and local factors that may precipitate a wound or hinder its healing.

It is critical that the patient with a wound be carefully and properly evaluated so risk factors can be taken into consideration when planning wound care. In this course, you will learn about the importance of performing a medical and psychosocial history, learn how to perform a complete physical exam and wound evaluation, and assess and monitor wound complications.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of performing a medical and psychosocial history, and be able to do so.
  • Perform a complete physical exam of a patient with a wound.
  • Perform a complete wound evaluation, including an assessment of the wound base and surrounding tissues.
  • Assess and monitor wound complications.

Who Should Take this Course?

This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about assessing wounds and documenting wound care.

How to Start

Create an account at www.medcomrn.com/shieldhealthcare. Once you’ve logged in, you will see the course listed in the center of the page. Select the course to begin.Create an Account & Start the Course 

Upon completion you have the option to take the course post-test. A score of 80% or higher will qualify you for your certificate of completion which you can print for your records.

Once you’ve created an account, you can use that login to take all other Shield-U courses that will be released this year. A history of completed courses will be kept for your convenience in your account.

Continuing Education Credit

0.5 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit is provided by Medcom/Trainex, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation*, the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1285).