Self-Study | Successful Wound Care - 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 introduce concepts of biofilm-based wound care.

The course is part of the Successful Wound Care series, which was recorded in November 2011 at a conference provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include a video presentation and handouts.

Publish Date: August 1, 2012. This course will be available for three years from this date.

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

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.70 Contact hours

Gregory Schultz, PhD
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Available Credit

  • 1.70 Contact hours


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Required Hardware/software

FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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