Week 4: Wound Care (Med-Surg 2019)
This lecture reinforces principles of wound assessment and management relevant to the medical-surgical nurse. A review of the components of a thorough skin assessment will empower you to prevent and care for wounds, document the healing process, and improve patient outcomes.
Week 4 begins on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the components of wound assessment.
- List three principles of wound management.
- Describe the characteristics of pressure injuries and other lower extremity wounds.
Colleen Karvonen, MN, RN, CMSRN, CWON
Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA