Date / Time
Feb 6, 2019, 12:00pm – Apr 11, 2019, 12:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)
This comprehensive, intensive program addresses a broad range of wounds (venous, arterial, neuropathic and pressure ulcers), healing problems (wound infection, failure to heal), and components of specialized nursing practice (role development, collaboration, research utilization, providing in-service education). Central concepts guiding the content and practicum experiences are prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of the healing process. Exposure to and experience with therapies such as topical treatments, ABI and compression therapy and debridement are included.
Registered nurses who seek advanced knowledge and skills in the management of chronic and complex wounds and who function well as independent learners.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to apply:
- Relate impairments in wound healing to normal physiologic response to tissue injury.
- Apply assessment techniques to wounds in different stages of healing.
- Assess systemic factors (nutrition, perfusion, pathology) that influence healing outcomes.
- Select therapeutic options that correct systemic alterations and support healing using an evidencebased approach.
- Select appropriate topical therapies based on research findings and evaluation of the patient.
- Implement appropriate therapeutic strategies for complex wound healing problems.
- Demonstrate specific competencies in delivering wound care, including: debridement, cultures, ABI measurement, compression wrapping and documentation.
- Individualize education for patients, family members and health care providers about prevention and treatment of wounds using adult learning principles.
- Explore opportunities for role development, collaborative practice and professional leadership in wound care.
- Discuss legal, ethical and cultural implications related to expanded practice in wound care.