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Wound Care Part 4: Treatment Modalities (with CE credit)

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
01/02/18  11:15 AM PST
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0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care: Treatment Modalities.

The objective of wound care is to heal the lesion in as short a time as possible, with minimal pain and scarring  – and to return the person to the highest level of health and function possible. There are numerous modalities available for the management of chronic wounds, ranging from simple dressings to the use of specialized equipment to surgical interventions. In this course, you will learn about wound treatments that are appropriate for different types of wounds.

Learning Objectives

After completing this free online course, you should be able to:

  • Choose appropriate treatment modalities based on wound type and goal(s) for treatment.
  • Describe and perform appropriate wound bed preparation.
  • Explain the different types of sharp debridement.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different types of wound dressings.
  • Explain how to properly perform a dressing change.
  • Define various treatment modalities, including negative pressure wound therapy, electrical stimulation, hyperbaric, and ultrasound therapy.

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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