Wound Care (Mentored CE)
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.
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