Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Wound Bed Preparation

Wound Assessment diagram of UW Wound Academy.DESCRIPTION

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.

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Topics: 
  • Normal wound healing
  • Healing process: acute and chronic wounds
  • Biochemical differences
  • Wound bed preparation
  • Tissue viability
  • Debridement
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Contamination
  • Bioburden
  • Wound infection
  • Bacterial balance
  • Moisture balance
  • Wound edges
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
01/01/2022

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours

Activity Availability

Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
01/01/2022
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