Wound Management - PT Assistant

Wound Management 119

Surgical Wounds and Incision Care


1.0

  • Discuss current issues related to surgical wound infection and recommendations made by national collaboratives or evidenced-based guidelines to address these problems and improve outcomes
  • Compare intrinsic and extrinsic patient characteristics associated with surgical wound healing complications or infection
  • Identify wound assessment characteristics comparing the ASEPSIS method of evaluating wounds with Center for Disease Control and Prevention-defined characteristics for surgical site infection
  • Identify evidence-based measures for surgical wounds including dressing, topical treatment, and care of sutures, staples and tissue adhesives
  • Discuss 3 aspects of care or evaluation for patients with surgical wounds and how they can help to promote healing and prevent complications of healing


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 118

Burns


2.0

  • Identify the 3 phases of burn care and discuss the goal of each phase
  • Discuss the causes of burns including thermal, chemical and electrical injuries
  • Identify how the 3 zones of tissue damage relate to the depth of the burn wound
  • Describe 3 methods commonly used to calculate the total body surface area of a burn
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least 4 topical burn care products and dressings
  • Identify 3 principles of managing burn wounds in an outpatient setting


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Wound Management 117

Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound


1.0

  • Become familiar with ultraviolet light and ultrasound for the use of wound healing
  • List at least 1 indication each for ultraviolet-C, high frequency ultrasound and low frequency ultrasound use
  • List at least 2 contraindications for each modality
  • Explain the mechanisms of action for each modality


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$18.00 USD

Wound Management 116

Electrical Stimulation


1.0

  • Become familiar with electrical stimulation for the use of wound healing
  • Define terminology associated with electrical stimulation for wound healing
  • Explain the physiologic effects of electrical stimulation
  • List at least 2 indications for electrical stimulation
  • List at least 2 contraindications for electrical stimulation


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 115

Topical Management


2.0

  • Identify 3 principles of wound management
  • Describe the characteristics of a physiologic wound environment
  • Identify at least 5 objectives in creating a physiologic wound environment
  • Define the terms occlusive, semiocclusive, moisture retentive, primary dressing and secondary dressing
  • List 2 indications and 1 contraindication for each dressing category
  • Describe the factors to consider when selecting a wound dressing


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Wound Management 114

Wound Debridement


1.0

  • Describe the role of debridement in the wound healing process
  • List contraindications to debridement
  • Distinguish between selective and nonselective debridement
  • Compare and contract 4 methods of debridement: autolysis, chemical, mechanical and sharp
  • List debridement options for the infected wound
  • Describe 5 factors to consider when selecting a debridement approach
  • For each method of debridement, list 2 advantages, disadvantages and relevant special considerations


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 113

Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound


2.0

  • Describe 3 types of neuropathy that may occur in the patient with diabetes
  • Identify critical factors to be included in the history and physical exam of the patient with lower-extremity neuropathic disease
  • Describe the correlation of protective sensation with risk for diabetic foot ulcer
  • Distinguish among the musculoskeletal foot deformities that lead to focal areas of high pressure in the patient with peripheral neuropathy
  • Identify key concepts in effective and appropriate offloading


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 112

Support Surfaces


1.0

  • List 3 limitations to the reliance of capillary closing values for support surface evaluation
  • List 4 factors to consider when interpreting the significance of interface tissue pressure readings
  • Define pressure redistribution, immersion and envelopment
  • Explain the difference between a reactive and an active support surface
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of support surface categories and features
  • List factors to consider for appropriate selection of a support surface


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 111

Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program


2.0

  • Explain 3 justifications for a pressure ulcer prevention program
  • Distinguish between an avoidable and an unavoidable pressure ulcer
  • List components of a best practice bundle of a pressure ulcer prevention program
  • Distinguish between a pressure ulcer risk assessment and a skin assessment
  • Identify the risk factor subscales in the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk
  • Distinguish between turning and repositioning
  • Describe 5 repositioning techniques


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 110

Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology and Classification


1.0

  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in various clinical settings and vulnerable patient populations
  • Define pressure ulcer
  • Identify the 3 most common locations at which pressure ulcers develop
  • Describe the role of subcutaneous tissue and muscle in preventing pressure ulcers
  • Describe the role of the causative factors for pressure ulcer formation


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 109

Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment


2.0

  • Differentiate between skin inspection and assessment
  • List 6 factors to consider when assessing darkly pigmented skin
  • Distinguish between wound assessment and evaluation of healing
  • Define partial-thickness and full-thickness tissue loss
  • Compare and contrast a normal and an abnormal finding for each wound assessment parameter
  • Describe how to measure the length, width, depth tunneling and undermining of a wound


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Wound Management 108

Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis


2.0

  • Describe the process of at least 5 factors that contribute to skin damage
  • Distinguish among the following terms; macule, papule, plaque, nodule, wheal, pustule, vescile and bulla
  • Describe 4 types of mechanical trauma by the extent of tissue damage associated with each
  • Discuss 3 interventions for preventing each type of mechanical trauma
  • Describe 3 preventive interventions for 3 common causes of chemical damage
  • Describe the process of an allergic contact dermatitis
  • Identify factors that predispose a patient to candidiasis
  • Describe manifestations and care of skin damage due to irradiation


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Wound Management 107

Wound Healing Physiology


2.0

  • Compare and contrast wound healing processes for each type of closure: primary, intention, secondary intention and tertiary intention
  • Distinguish between partial thickness and full thickness wound repair
  • Explain the difference between acute and chronic full thickness wounds
  • Describe 4 characteristics of a chronic wound
  • Describe the role of various types of cells in the wound repair process
  • Describe features and characteristics of scarless healing
  • Distinguish between keloid and hypertrophic scarring and the treatment of each
  • Identify conditions and comorbidities that affect the wound healing process


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Wound Management 106

Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue


2.0

  • Describe the mechanisms by which the skin is able to provide its 6 major functions
  • Describe the structures, function and cellular composition of the skin layers, including layers within the dermis and eipdermis
  • Explain the relationship between skin pigmentation and protection against ultraviolet light
  • Compare and contrast the structural and cellular development of the skin in the fetus, premature infant, full-term neonate, adolescent and adult
  • Describe at least 2 effects on the skin of the following: hydration, sun, nutrition, soaps and medications
  • Compare and contrast the structure and function of dark and light pigmented skin


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$36.00 USD

Introduction to Wound Care

Basic Concepts in Wound Care


1.0

  • Define wound care terminology and basic healing principles
  • Identify wounds and treatment based upon appearance, depth and color
  • Outline and describe debridement techniques and appropriate application

Deborah Amini, OT, CHT

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$18.00 USD