Wound Care Essentials, 3rd edition

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the frequency of pain assessment for patients with chronic wounds.
  • List characteristics of the proliferation phase of wound healing.
  • Identify the function of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in wound healing.
  • State the most significant factor in delayed healing of chronic wounds.
  • Describe effective treatment of wound biofilms.
  • Specify the most common method of wound measurement in most clinical settings.
  • Differentiate between a normally healing tissue bed and one that is not healing normally.
  • Select the complication that may occur when a wound can be probed to the bone.
  • Identify systems that must be functioning adequately in order for a systemic antibiotic to effectively reduce the bacterial burden.
  • List the consequences of failure to remove necrotic tissue.