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Venous, Lymphedema and Arterial Wounds, The Challenge of Pain and Chronicity (1.2 CNE)

Description Venous, Lymphedema and Arterial wounds are prevalent and require accurate assessment, differential diagnosis and careful medical and surgical management. The pain, restricted activity, frequent need for healthcare interaction and high cost of treatment have tremendous impact on the...


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Surgical Site Infection: Target Zero (1.0 CNE)

Description This course discusses surgical site infections including risk factors for their development that are related to the patient, the surgery and the hospital environment. Best practices in pre, intra and post-operative prevention are reviewed with a focus on post-operative interventions....


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Skin Tear Management and Prevention (1.0 CNE)

Skin tears are a significant but underappreciated injury in the healthcare setting. Skin tears are of concern because these traumatic injuries can become chronic wounds if left untreated or managed inappropriately. Accurate identification and classification of skin tears as well as...


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Right Dressing, Right Wound: Dressing Selection for Optimal Healing (1.0 CNE)

Description This course introduces the bedside clinician to modern guiding principles of wound dressing selection, complications that can arise when the wrong dressing is chosen and the potential cost of those complications. Key decisions in dressing selection based on the presenting...


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Physiology of Delayed Healing In Diabetic Patients (1.2 CNE)

Description Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk for a number of serious and disabling complications. Among these is delayed wound healing. In recent years, researchers have made great progress in understanding the complex processes that facilitate and control normal wound healing as...


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Infection and Bioburden in the Chronic Wound (1.0 CNE)

Description The management of wounds is complicated by not only the diversity of wounds but also the variety of wound care products now available to clinicians. In order to optimize patient outcomes and effectively influence wound treatment plans, nurses must be knowledgeable about wound...


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Diabetic Foot Wounds: Manage the Risk (1.0 CNE)

Description Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk for a number of serious and disabling complications. Among these are foot problems. As many as 10-15% of individuals with diabetes will develop a foot wound, leading to increased risk for morbidity, mortality, repeated hospitalizations,...


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Basic Wound Management (1.1 CNE)

Description The management of wounds is complicated by not only the diversity of wounds but also the variety of wound care products now available to clinicians. In order to optimize patient outcomes and effectively influence wound treatment plans, nurses must be knowledgeable about wound...


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Advanced Physiology of Wound Healing (1.3 CNE)

Description In recent years, researchers have made great progress in understanding the complex processes that facilitate and control normal wound healing as well as the mediators that impair proper healing in chronic wounds. In order to appropriately counsel patients, plan for future...


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Skin: Our Ultimate Defense (1.0 CNE)

Description As the body’s largest organ, skin is often unappreciated as the first line of defense against injury. Many factors both intrinsic and extrinsic to the patient threaten its integrity as a protective barrier. This dramatically visual course reviews the many functions of skin in the...