Wound Academy Course 2: Lower Extremity and Pressure Ulcers with Interactive Patient Studies

Course description

Course 2 is presented in three modules and three interactive patient studies. Module content includes 1) the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of lower extremity ulcers, 2) factors that contribute to the development and prevention of pressure ulcers, and 3) prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers. Interactive patient studies are provided to test and increase your knowledge of advanced wound healing. The patient studies are fictional but deal with common wound care problems (leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic wound ulcers). Patient study goals are to assess, diagnose and treat the fictional patients in the most appropriate way. Teaching methods in this course include readings, illustrations, interactive exercises, self-assessment quizzes, and interactive patient studies.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of arterial, venous and diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Discuss the treatment objectives for venous ulcers.
  • Identify the four target goals of Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction and Prevention Guidelines.
  • Identify four interventions to improve tissue tolerance and reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers.
  • Identify the risk factors linked to foot ulcers on diabetic patients.
  • Identify the pathophysiology related to foot ulcers on diabetic patients.
  • Describe the assessment process for a diabetic patient with a foot ulcer.
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.80 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 6.80 Contact hours
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