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Skin and Wound Care in Rehabilitation Nursing

presented by Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

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

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

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

Wound issues, including both surgical wounds and pressure wounds, are frequently encountered in the rehabilitation setting. Many rehabilitation patients are at higher risk for skin breakdown and injury. This course will review the special risks for skin breakdown in rehabilitation, wound healing theory, and risk assessment. Wound care, with a special focus on wound assessment and documentation, will be emphasized.

CRRN(R) is a registered trademark of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Meet Your Instructor

Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role…

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1. Skin and Wounds: Anatomy, Physiology, and Healing

This chapter reviews normal anatomy of the skin and the abnormal anatomy of wounds. Wound healing theory and the effects of internal and external influences on healing and function are discussed.

2. Special Risks in Rehabilitation

This chapter reviews risks for skin breakdown specific to the rehabilitation setting and identifies specific diagnoses that put the rehabilitation patient at higher-than-normal risk for skin breakdown.

3. Risk Assessment and Prevention of Skin Breakdown

This chapter reviews risk assessment and preventive interventions for skin breakdown. Two valid and reliable tools for risk assessment are explained, with an emphasis on prevention of tissue injury.

4. Care of Wounds From Documentation to Dressings

This chapter reviews care of the wounds encountered in the rehabilitation setting, including a focus on documentation and legal liability. Assessment of wounds, appropriate documentation, pain management, and wound care products are explained, with an emphasis on engaging the learner in application of knowledge.

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