Wound Module 1: A Closer Look: Understanding Chronic Wounds

Program Date: 15 September 2022
Publication Date: 20 April 2023
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS will identify the difference between acute and chronic wounds; define common features associated with chronic venous insufficiency, diabetic foot ulcers, and arterial ulcers; review the causes, pathogenic mechanisms, and classifications of wounds; and explore current guidelines for wound assessment, treatment and prevention. Originally presented as a live webinar on September 15, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Identify the difference between acute and chronic wounds. 
• Define common features associated with chronic venous insufficiency, diabetic foot ulcers, and arterial ulcers. 
• Review the causes, pathogenic mechanisms, and classifications of wounds. 
• Explore current guidelines for wound assessment, treatment and prevention.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.2.1
  • Run Time: 48

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

Clinician, Saratoga Hospital 
Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine 
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Dot has been a registered nurse for many years and has practiced ostomy and wound care since 1980. She is board certified by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) and the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). She spent most of her career practicing in Orlando, Florida, and in 2017 she relocated to New York and currently is a clinician and educator for The Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. Among many professional activities, Doe is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course, and is the Secretary for the International Wound Infection Institute. Dot speaks nationally and internationally on all aspects of wound management, and has authored, and co-authored many journal articles and 12 book chapters.
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