Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
Credit Information: ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.
To Receive Credit:
Complete the activity in its entirety.
Complete and submit the online course evaluation.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview: Wound care clinicians are familiar with the use of medications to treat or prevent skin and wound care problems. However they may be less aware that pharmacological therapies can cause adverse skin events and/or impair wound healing. This session will discuss pathomechanisms for adverse wound healing and skin changes and discuss clinical presentations.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
Describe impact of pharmacological therapy on wound healing and skin integrity.
Explain the patho-mechanisms of drug-induced skin reactions.
Describe clinical presentation and therapy for examplar drug-induced skin reactions.
Discuss clinical practices mitigating drug effects.
Disclosures: Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, APNC, MAPWCA, FAAN, ANEF, has disclosed relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.
PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FAAN,
Professor of Nursing,
School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University