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Free Course: Wound Care Part 1, Physiology (video w/ CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
10/01/19  10:38 AM PST

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0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care Part 1: Physiology (w/ video).

Wound Care Part 1: Physiology

Our skin is the largest organ of the body. This living barrier is our first line of defense against disease and infection, acting as a barrier to the elements, promoting thermoregulation, and aiding in metabolism. Often times, simple wounds can heal quickly without extra aid. But sometimes more complex and serious wounds require medical attention to heal properly.

For healthcare professionals and laypeople both, understanding the stages of wound healing can help prevent wound-associated complications and preserve our ability to function. In this course we cover skin’s physiological roles, as well as the stages and types of wound healing, and risk factors that can impede wound healing.

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Explain the difference between acute and chronic wounds
  • Describe each of the four stages of wound healing
  • Describe each of the three types of wound healing (primary, secondary and tertiary intention)
  • Identify the risk factors that can impede wound healing
  • Describe actions that nurses can take to ensure proper wound healing

Who Should Take this Course 

  • Nurses
  • Professional caregivers
  • Family caregivers
  • Individuals/Patients
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice agencies
  • Assisted living facilities

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 hours 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).


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