Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, WOCN, CWCMS
Skin: Wound Infection
Webinar Topic: Wound Care
CE Credit(s): 1.0
Length: 50 minutes Webinar Learning Objectives:
All wounds are contaminated with bacteria, but not all wounds will develop infections. Managing bacterial bioburden is an essential component of wound care management. There are valuable resources to assist in determining wounds with harmful bacteria that can delay wound healing, such as the mnemonic, NERDS and STONES which notes specific signs and symptoms for localized or spreading wound infections. During wound assessment, evaluate patient risk factors that can contribute to wound infections, along with identifying bacteria via a swab culture or biopsy.
Webinar Learning Objectives:
California Board of Registered Nursing-Continuing Education Provider license/certification number 17756. 1.0 Contact Hour (s).