This is the first of a 3-part series of courses on pressure ulcers. Although ultimately discussion will focus on pressure ulcers, this first part provides foundational knowledge regarding the skin, normal physiology of healing and factors affecting healing and repair. You should complete this series of courses in order: Part 1, followed by Part 2, followed by Part 3. 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. Describe the distinct layers of the skin; 2. Explain the normal physiology of healing; 3. Identify the reasons why individuals have difficulty healing chronic wounds; 4. Explain the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 1.0 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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