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Wound Care Part 3: Types of Wounds (with CE credit)

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
12/01/17  9:00 AM PST
Types of Wounds

0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care: Assessment and Documentation.

Approximately 67 million individuals worldwide suffer from long-term lesions. Some of the most common types are pressure injuries—also known as pressure ulcers—venous wounds, arterial wounds, and lesions associated with diabetes. In this course you will learn how to identify and assess different types of wounds.

Learning Objectives

After completing this free online course, you 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

All healthcare professionals who come into contact with patients that may have acute or chronic wounds, including:

  • Nurses and other clinicians
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation 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.

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).

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