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WOCN Continuing Education


Wounds Among Persons Who Inject Drugs


Apr 1, 2019 12:00am ‐ Apr 1, 2021 11:59pm

Expiration Date: Apr 1, 2021


Credits: None available.

Members: $0.00
Standard: $25.00

Description

Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Contact Hours - 1.06
Pharmacology - 0.19
Release Date: 4/1/2019
Expiration Date: 4/1/2021

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is 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 Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience:
RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session will explore issues related to wounds and wound healing in persons who inject drugs (PWID). The presentation will include: an overview of heroin and cocaine, demographics, and treatment; two causative factors for development of wounds - abscesses and venous disease; treatment; and health/related factors that may affect healing (pain, nutrition, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, mental health, etc.).

Learning Objectives:

  • The learner will work confidently to provide care to persons who inject drugs by considering causative factors for wounds and health/related variables that may affect healing.

Disclosures:
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):

  • Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, Professor/Nurse Practitioner, Wayne State University
Category: Wound

Credits

  • 1.06 - Contact Hours
  • 0.19 - Pharmacology

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