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Free Course: Wound Care Part 3, Types of Wounds (video w/ CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
11/26/19  11:04 AM PST
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0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care Part 3, Types of Wounds (w/ video).

Wound Care Part 3: Types of Wounds

There are two main types of wounds, acute and chronic. Acute wounds involve a disturbance in skin integrity and the underlying tissue and usually go through the four stages of healing in a timely manner. Chronic wounds are those that do not heal as quickly even with intervention. Chronic wounds can happen for different reasons including the patient’s comorbidities and lifestyle choices in addition to the specific characteristics of the wound itself.

With chronic wounds affecting more then 67 million patients it is important for health care professionals to be able to differentiate between acute and chronic wounds, understand risks and prevention strategies.

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Differentiate between the two main types of wounds: acute and chronic
  • Identify, assess, and prevent pressure ulcers
  • Describe the different stages of pressure ulcers
  • List different factors that contribute to pressure ulcers
  • Explain the risk factors and causes of venous wounds
  • Describe what can be done to prevent venous wounds
  • List the physical findings and prevention strategies for arterial wounds
  • Describe the causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms and prevention strategies for wounds associated with diabetes

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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