Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Wound Bed Preparation

Wound Assessment diagram of UW Wound Academy.
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:

  1. Identify the main cellular and molecular processes of normal wound healing.
  2. Explain the key differences between acute and chronic wounds.
  3. Discuss why debridement is important to promote wound closure.
  4. Define the concept of wound bed preparation.
  5. Explain how bacterial burden may impair wound healing.
  6. Identify factors which contribute to the management of exudate in the chronic wound.

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Topics: 
  • Normal wound healing
  • Epithelialization, scar formation and remodeling
  • Biochemical differences between healing wounds and chronic ulcers
  • What is wound bed preparation?
  • Debridement
  • Infection or inflammation?
  • Wound infection
  • Effects of infection in the chronic wound
  • Moisture imbalance
  • Wound edges--nonadvancing or undermined
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours

Activity Availability

Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020
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