Self-Study | Successful Wound Care - Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Normal and Chronic Wound Healing

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Molecular and
Cellular Regulation
of Normal
and Chronic
Wound Healing

In this course, you will explore key roles played by growth factors, proteases and extracellular matrix molecules in the regulation of normal wound healing and what these molecules contribute to wound chronicity. 

The course 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

Nurse, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  • Discuss wound healing as a spectrum of outcomes: normal scars, fibrotic scars or chronic wounds.
  • Describe 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 biofilm bacteria, which leads to elevated MMP activity in wounds that destroy proteins essential to healing (ECM, GFs, receptors).
  • Identify the new point-of-care diagnostics for MMPS and new anti-scarring therapies that are under development.

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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FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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