Prevention and Management of Wounds in Prison Populations

$15.00 | CEU Hours:5.00 | Intermediate

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.


CEU Course Description

This CEU course provides guidance on the prevention and treatment of common types of wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous insufficiency ulcers, and arterial insufficiency ulcers.  The focus of this course is to optimize treatment outcomes in the correctional environment.

Article Author:  Federal Bureau of Prisons Patient Education
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the factors that can alter the normal histo-chemical complex cascade - potentially converting a healing wound to a non-healing one.

2.  Explain when osteomyelitis should be ruled out.

3.  Investigate the agents that should be reserved for patients with wounds where stabilization, not healing, is the goal of therapy.

4.  Examine in which patients compression therapy should be used with caution.

5.  Identify the most crucial step in determining appropriate wound management.

6.  Describe basic interventions for arterial insufficiency.

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