Although acute and chronic wounds are common health problems in prisons and jails, most care providers are not wound specialists. The presenter will give a clear, fast-paced overview of wound assessment, diagnosis, and management that can improve the confidence of correctional nurses and physicians as they deliver and chart wound care. Goals include addressing underlying causes of wounds, preventing and helping resolve infections, decreasing pain, and speeding wound closure.
Describe the four stages of wound healing
Assess wounds well enough to confidently chart the type of wound and stage of healing
Evaluate which features of an ideal wound dressing are most important for a given patient