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Holistic Wound Healing Part 1: Understanding Causative Factors

presented by Carrie Adkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN

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Financial: Carrie Adkins receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 27 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

Caring, treating, and healing wounds of the home health patient can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Various factors contribute to the treatment plan when caring for a wound. The home health clinician needs to keep in mind not only the healing/caring for a wound, but the contributing factors such as insurance/financial support, patient/caregiver ability, and the outcome goal. This course will prepare you in identifying and educating home health patients with varying wounds you may encounter with a more holistic approach.

Meet Your Instructor

Carrie Adkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Carrie is currently working as a care manager II wound care nurse for myNEXUS. At myNEXUS, she helps home health agencies with their authorizations for wound and ostomy skilled nursing visits, ensuring that patients are receiving proper and appropriate wound and ostomy care. Prior to working at myNEXUS, she had been an RN in the…

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1. Looking Holistically At Wounds: Case Scenario

This chapter will dive deeply into a wound care case study. Discussions will follow regarding characteristics of how a wound developed and the complications that occurred throughout the case study. Holistic wound care will be described by different steps and processes that the wound care team provided.

2. Why Does This Patient Have A Wound?

This chapter will discuss the causative factors of wounds, including pressure, infection, diabetes, poor circulation, and surgical wound dehiscence. Often clinicians may want to put a dressing on a wound to heal it, but without further prevention of what caused the wound, the wound may be very difficult to heal. We will discuss strategies in identifying and preventing these factors.

3. What Is The Wound

Clinicians can assess wounds to decide what the first steps to healing a wound may be. Infection, necrotic tissue, excessive drainage, and what type of wound a patient has are all factors that contribute. This chapter will discuss how to assess the wound so that the first steps of healing can begin.

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