Wounds are a common, complex, and expensive part of today’s health care system. Wounds can be the result of both medical and environmental factors and include venous and arterial leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and pressure ulcers.
There are many different physical agent modalities that are used to treat wounds and a growing body of evidence to support their use. Participants in this course will be introduced to many of these modalities and to the evidence to support their use in treating different types of wounds.
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- 4 phases of wound healing
- Factors influencing wound healing
- Description of venous and arterial wounds
- Description of diabetic foot ulcers
- Description of pressure ulcers
- 4 types of energy categories for physical agents
- Describe the electric field of cells
- Describe the effects of electrical stimulation on cells
- Uses of Phototherapy
- Introduction of low-level laser therapy
- Introduction to use of ultraviolet light
- Properties of ultrasound and its effect on cells
- Uses of standard ultrasound and low frequency ultrasound
- Introduction to intermittent pneumatic compression, pulsed lavage, and negative pressure wound therapy
- Matching modalities with wound healing stage/goal
- Case scenarios
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on physical agent modalities in clinical practice for wound management.
- List the 4 stages of healing and list the major events that happen in each stage
- Identify characteristics of venous and arterial insufficiency, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers
- Recognize elements of treatment for each of these wounds
- Identify the mechanisms and efficacy of electrical stimulation in wound healing
- Identify mechanisms and efficacy of phototherapy in wound healing
- List the mechanism and efficacy of ultrasound in wound healing
- Identify modality use to wound healing goals
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Lorie Schleck is employed by Interim Home and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service