Skin and Wound: Caring for Patients with Wounds – Completing an Assessment
Caring for wounds is about more than just providing wound care. You must identify the eitiology because if the cause of the wound is not treated, healing cannot occur.
To optimize the conditions for healing, you must also consider a variety of factors and risks that have the potential to impede healing.
By the end of this module you will be able to analyze the information collected from a holistic assessment and determine:
• Wound etiology.
• The patient’s goals of care.
• Factors that may be impeding wound healing.
RNs, LPNs, RPNs, NPs, OTs, and PTs providing wound care.
Prior to attending educational sessions, you must obtain approval from your manager or supervisor if attending on scheduled work time (or if you expect to be reimbursed if attending outside of work time). Download this form, have it signed and then keep it for your records. Thank you.