At the end of the on-line course the participant will be able to:
1. Identify skin components and relate them to wound healing.
2. Identify the healing phase of a wound and discuss the cellular and acellular components of each phase.
3. Identify factors that are inhibiting healing based on the patient history and wound presentation.
4. Determine the etiology of wounds caused by pressure, arterial insufficiency, venous insufficiency, and diabetic neuropathy; discuss the pathophysiology of each wound type.
5. Identify risk factors for surgical incision failure.
6. Recognize red flags for atypical wounds and make the appropriate referral to a medical specialist.
7. Differentiate edema by etiology, including chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, or inflammatory response.
8. Develop a care plan based on wound etiology, principles of healing for each wound type, and patient goals.
9. Determine appropriate debridement technique for devitalized tissue.
*After registering for the course, you will receive an email with a log-in and password to access the course within 72 hours.
Individual Registration: Online Lectures: $160
USC Alumni/USC Clinical Instructor: $135