Skin and Wound: Assessment and Management of Wound Infection
Wound infection is identified on a continuum from wound bed contamination to systemic infection. Wound infection is a common complication for wound healing and can lead to the loss of tissue and limbs, and can even result in sepsis and death.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
• Identify local, spreading and systemic wound infections based on clinical signs and symptoms.
• Determine when a wound culture and susceptibility (C&S) is appropriate.
• Differentiate between the classifications of topical antiseptics/antimicrobials dressings.
• Identify populations at increased risk of wound infection, and options to manage this risk.
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.