Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
144 Identifying and Managing Chronic Wounds

Chronic wounds are common in correctional care settings, even among the youth population. Identifying wound etiology is essential to ensure that chosen interventions are appropriate. Learn how a thorough wound history and review of comorbidities can help in distinguishing between common chronic wound types and atypical or acute wounds, and how to manage common chronic wound types effectively by addressing underlying causes. Case examples will be explored.

Educational Objectives

  • Name the three most common chronic wound types and an atypical or acute wound type that is often confused with each
  • Identify the wound type and how to recognize if additional expertise/tests are needed
  • Describe appropriate wound management methods for each common chronic wound type