Online Education | Med-Surg | 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.
Colleen 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:
- Describe the components of wound assessment.
- List three principles of wound management.
- Describe the characteristics of pressure injuries and other lower extremity wounds.
- 2.46 Contact hours