Biofilms Made Easy: Biofilm Based Wound Care

Course image of Successful Wound Care at University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education.This course discusses the effects on healing of chronic inflammation caused by planktonic and biofilms bacteria and and introduce concepts of biofilm-based wound care.


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Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acture, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the sequential phases of normal wound healing and recognize the beneficial effects of controlled inflammation and protease activities.
  • Discuss the detrimental effects on healing of chronic inflammation caused by planktonic and biofilms bacteria, which leads to elevated protease and ROS in wounds.
  • Describe the unique properties of bacteria in biofilm communities that provide increased tolerance.
  • Discuss the concepts of biofilm-based wound care.

Additional Information

  • Biofilm-based care
  • The connection between bacteria and tolerance to antibodies, antibiotics, antiseptics and disinfectants


Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.70 Contact hours

Gregory Schultz, PhD
Institute for Women's Health, University of Florida, Gainesville

Available Credit

  • 1.70 Contact hours
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