Biofilms Made Easy: Biofilm Based Wound Care
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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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.
- Biofilm-based care
- The connection between bacteria and tolerance to antibodies, antibiotics, antiseptics and disinfectants
Gregory Schultz, PhD
Institute for Women's Health, University of Florida, Gainesville
- 1.70 Contact hours