Online Education | Wound Care Update 2014 - Surgical Care of Wounds

Surgical Care of Wounds

Course Description

This online module focuses on wound coverage after surgery. Course content details are listed in the learning objectives below.

Karl A. Keys, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Plastic Surgery Assistant Residency Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Interim Section Chief, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare 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:

  1. Describe what types of wounds are most appropriate for wound coverage with surgery.
  2. Discuss the most common surgical complications after wound coverage.
  3. List current success and failure rates after surgical coverage.
  4. List wound-related factors that can impact surgical success.

Additional Information

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

Available Credit

  • 1.20 Contact hours


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