This course focuses on wound healing and local aspects of wound care. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. List six causes of failure to thrive in wounds; 2. Identify the expected timeline for the three phases of wound healing; 3. Describe the mechanism of action of three wound products that assist in protecting the wound from bacterial overburden; 4. Compare efficacy of the different methods of culturing wounds; 5. List the advantages and disadvantages of the four debridement methods. Continuing education: 0.75 Scientific (S) Category I PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotics, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetics, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists, Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credit by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. RESNA and NRRTS will accept the credit on any course that is AT-related. For questions concerning if a specific course is approved, please contact RESNA and NRTTS directly.
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