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Free Course: Wound Care Part 2, Assessment and Documentation (video w/ CE credit)

Product Specialist | Shield HealthCare
10/31/19  4:14 PM PST

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0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit is available for this course, Wound Care Part 2: Assessment and Documentation (w/ video).

Wound Care Part 2: Assessment and Documentation

When treating a wound, it is important to take a holistic approach to identify factors that can help or impeded wound healing.

A complete medical history including family history, current illnesses, procedures, allergies and nutrition will not only help you build rapport with your patient but also help you provide the more appropriate care. In addition, understanding their psychosocial history will help you determine if your patient can take care of themselves.

Finally, before a wound evaluation, a physical evaluation should be done to consider how their conditions can impact the healing process. Then a complete wound evaluation can be done in a systematic manner with all pertinent information documented with as much detail as possible.

Learning Objectives 

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

  • Describe the importance of performing a medical and psychosocial history, and be able to do so
  • Perform a complete physical exam of a patient with a wound
  • Perform a complete wound evaluation, including an assessment of the wound base and surrounding tissues
  • Assess and monitor wound complications

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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