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PT Assistant


Wound Management 119

Surgical Wounds and Incision Care


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  • 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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