Wound Care Community

Wound Care Part 1: Physiology (with CE credit)

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
06/07/18  2:52 PM PST

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.

0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care Part 1: Physiology.

The skin is the body’s barrier to the outside world. It protects us from temperature extremes; from weather conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, wind, and ice; protects against exposure to radiation, and from infection.

Wound care in a healthcare or virtually any environment is crucial. The process of wound healing occurs in four stages, no matter what the cause or type. In this course, you will learn about the importance of proper wound care, varying hygiene methods, personal protective equipment and basic but important wound care practices.

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 the wound healing process
  • Describe each of the three types of wound healing (primary, secondary and tertiary intention)
  • Identify the risk factors that can hinder wound healing
  • Describe actions that nurses can take to ensure proper wound healing

Who Should Take this Course?

This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about basic wound physiology.

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).


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