NPWT and Mechanical dNPWT in Chronic Wound Treatment Across the Continuum of Care
Faculty: Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

CME Accreditation for this article expired on April 30, 2019

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between acute and chronic wounds
  2. Discuss the importance of appropriate wound bed prep
  3. Establish appropriate healing and treatment goals for chronic wounds across the wound care continuum
  4. Describe the science supporting traditional NPWT in the treatment of chronic wounds
  5. Differentiate traditional NPWT from mechanical dNPWT and the impact that they both have in the treatment of chronic wounds

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CE Disclosure to the Readers

The Center of Excellence in Education (CEE) is an approved provider of CA Board of Registered Nursing and CA EMT continuing education. This self-study, web-based activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Credit provider #CEP12084; California Pre-hospital (EMT-P) CE provider #65-0537 for one (1) hour of continuing education credit.

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CE Accreditation for this article expired on April 30, 2019.