Understanding Infections and the Wound Healing Process

Online Continuing Education Course

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Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

Infections can delay or impede the healing of a wound. This course provides an overview of a how a healing wound can progress to an infected wound. Factors that contribute to the process of poor healing and the signs and symptoms of an infected wound are addressed.

  • Understand the underlying mechanisms of an infected wound
  • Identify the factors that contribute to an infection
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of an infected wound
  • Understand the difference between dermatis and cellulitis
  • Understand how to prevent a wound from progressing to an infection
  • Utilize the “NERD” and “STONE” system to assess whether a wound is in the superficial or deep compartments
  • Understand the use for a variety of antimicrobial agents and wound cleansers
  • Describe a sterile envirronment vs. a clean environment



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Featured Medical Educator

Mitzi Hazard, PT, CDE, C.Ped. graduated cum laude from California State University at Long Beach with a BS in Physical Therapy in 1992. She received her national board certifications as a diabetes educator from NCBDE in May of 2003 and as a pedorthist from BCP in June 2005. Her professional passion is the achievement of techniques and programs that maximize the healing of wounds. Ms. Hazard has dedicated a major portion of her career to studying effective treatments for wound care and to the prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathic wounds. She worked for Olympic Medical Center (OMC) in Sequim, Washington from May of 1999 until 2004. She was the manager of rehabilitation services and a diabetes educator in the OMC ADA-accredited diabetes self-management education program. She served as a wound care resource for both rehabilitation and nursing staff consulting on difficult wound cases of arterial, venous and neuropathic origin. She has developed staff education programs related to diabetes, wound care, custom foot orthotics and the diabetic foot in the geriatric population. In November 2004, she opened her own private practice, Feet First Custom Orthotics, specializing in custom foot orthotics and diabetic neuropathic ulcer management. Mitzi Hazard joined Jefferson Healthcare?s team of medical professionals in 2009 as a Physical Therapist. She is also the Clinical Supervisor and part of an expanding staff of highly skilled physical therapists in demand in eastern Jefferson County.

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Online Continuing Medical Education Course Credit

This continuing education course will allow the physical therapist, occupational therapists and physical therapy assistant to receive continuing education credit in their state of licensure. Once the online home study is purchased and downloaded, you have immediate online access to take the online Continuing Education Course Test. There is no need to wait any physical delivery. A link to the download will appear in your myhealthclick account

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