Wound Care Basics
The purpose of this course is to provide an accurate update of the essential principles of efficient wound care management. The pathology of wound healing and factors that impede and improve the healing process will be explored.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Alison Palmer RN, BSN
Course No:WCB071619
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify functions of the skin.
  • Discuss the history of wound care.
  • Discuss the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary wound healing.
  • Describe the three phases of wound healing.
  • Identify three major types of wound exudates.
  • Describe the main complications of and factors that affect wound healing.
  • Describe factors that enhance wound healing.
  • Identify types of commonly used wound dressings.
  • Identify physiologic responses to and purposes of heat and cold application.
  • Identify common wound terminology.
  • Discuss current trends in the incidence of wound occurrences.


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