Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Wound Bed Preparation
This module begins the discussion of wound bed preparation and assessment of factors that help and hinder wound healing.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, you will be better able to:
- Identify the main cellular and molecular processes of normal wound healing.
- Explain the key differences between acute and chronic wounds.
- Discuss why debridement is important to promote wound closure.
- Define the concept of wound bed preparation.
- Explain how bacterial burden may impair wound healing.
- Identify factors which contribute to the management of exudate in the chronic wound.
- Normal wound healing
- Epithelialization, scar formation and remodeling
- Biochemical differences between healing wounds and chronic ulcers
- What is wound bed preparation?
- Infection or inflammation?
- Wound infection
- Effects of infection in the chronic wound
- Moisture imbalance
- Wound edges--nonadvancing or undermined
- 1.50 Contact hours