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Wound Care Basics Part 2. Managing Chronic Wounds

Wound Care Basics Part 2. Managing Chronic Wounds

Wound Care Basics Part 2. Managing Chronic Wounds


The Wound Care Basic Series is a primer for a strong foundation in wound care. The series consists of relevant topics packaged into 2 parts. Part 1 (Wound Care Basics Part 1. Assessing and Diagnosing Pressure Ulcers/Injuriesfocuses on assessment and diagnosis of pressure ulcers/injuries and Part 2 elaborates on management of chronic wounds.

Target audience:

  • Care settings: post acute (long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities and home health), hospital, outpatient care settings


Sessions in this video:

  • 0:31  - Basics of Wound Healing
  • 5:54  - Chronic wounds
    • Diabetic foot ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, mixed arterial ulcers, compression therapy
  • 17:25 - Principles of wound management
    • Basic wound management, factors that affect wound healing, biofilm, debridement, infection, moisture management, dressing change frequency
  • 39:30 - Dressing Selection
    • Deep and wet, deep and dry, shallow and wet, shallow and dry
  • 41:34 - Documentation
    • Commonly used terms, wound measurement, exudate, odor, wound bed, periwound 


  • Principles of Wound Healing
  • How to Assess a Patient with Chronic Wounds
  • How to Determine Healability of a Chronic Wound
  • Debridement
  • Dressing Essentials
  • Wound Care Series
  • Chronic Wounds Essentials - Quick Reference
  • Wound Care Basics Part 1. Assessing and Diagnosing Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

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