Online Education | Med-Surg | Wound Care

Image for Renal System topic


Wound Care

This lecture reinforces principles of wound assessment and management relevant to the medical-surgical nurse. A review of the components of a thorough skin assessment will empower you to prevent and care for wounds, document the healing process, and improve patient outcomes.


Photo of the speakerColleen Karvonen, MN, RN, CMSRN, CWON
Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA



Comments from Past Participants

"I learned not to be scared of wounds! I used to always wait to see the wound nurse's recommendation for wound care, but now I have a better idea of how and why to dress a wound a certain way."

"This lecture was very impactful for me. It helped me realize how important skin assessment and wound care are for my patients, and that even a skin tear from removing a dressing too quickly has the potential to expose a patient to infection, prolonged hospital stay and poor outcomes."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the components of wound assessment.
  2. List three principles of wound management.
  3. Describe the characteristics of pressure injuries and other lower extremity wounds.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.46 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 2.46 Contact hours


Please login or create account to take this course.