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Holistic Wound Healing Part 2: Treatment Techniques and Strategies

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.

Non-Financial: Carrie Adkins has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

A home health nurse needs to be knowledgeable in all treatment options when caring for a wound. This course will describe the holistic approach, which includes topical treatments and negative pressure wound therapy. Detailed descriptions of many topical wound dressings will be given as well as what to teach your patient or caregiver regarding these dressings. Everyday useful tips will also be given to make wound care easier for the nurse in the home.

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. Topical Wound Dressings

This chapter will discuss the numerous categories of topical wound dressings that are used in home care. The various types of wound dressing categories as well as how they are used will be presented. Discussion of a patient example will be described with three different choices of topical dressings for the same wound and how each type would benefit the patient, caregiver, and home health clinicians/agency.

2. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

We will define negative pressure wound therapy and what its benefits and disadvantages are for wounds in the home. Basics of how negative pressure wound therapy is applied and how it assists in wound healing will be discussed.

3. Strategies for Success: Tips and Tricks for the Home Care Nurse

The final chapter will discuss small tips and tricks that can help home health nurses when caring for a patient's wound. These are tips that may help when you are caring for a patient by yourself, when another person in the home to help would be ideal. This chapter will also discuss how to teach a patient or caregiver to better care for a wound with extra little tips.

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