Care of the Patient with Lower Extremity Wounds
This course builds on the standardized lower extremity wound care pathway to encourage early identification of client risks for chronic wounds. You will discuss the history of wound care and review the physiology of wound healing. You will learn the causes and symptoms related to various types of lower extremity wounds. Emphasis is on skin assessment, wound identification, and wound management. You will also discuss principles of prevention and management related to nutrition and control of diabetes. Information relevant to specific patient populations is included. An instructor led skills lab will provide you with an opportunity for hands on practice of the skills learned in the online theory. Prerequisite: RN/LPN/RPN (You will be required to provide your license number at time of registration.)
1. To provide standardized education for wound care clinicians related to care of the patient with lower extremity wounds;
2. To increase the learner’s understanding of the lower extremity pathway for patients with lower extremity wounds;
3. To increase the learner’s understanding of prevention, assessment and management of lower extremity wounds; and
4. To increase the learner’s ability to perform wound assessments and management.
Development of this course was a collaborative effort of Saskatchewan Polytechnic educational faculty and healthcare
partners who have expertise in the field. The online course and lab will be facilitated by a registered nurse who has
current expertise and certification in the specialty of lower extremity wound care.
To register, please click on the following link: https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/part-time-studies/course/care-of-patientlow-ext-wounds/NURS-1684/