Dr. Dana Palmer specialises in the integumentary system, wound healing, and amputation prevention
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Practising wound care can be complicated. There are many factors to consider when assessing and treating a wound. Some of these factors are within the control of the rehabilitation professional, while others are not. There are three classifications of factors which can affect wound healing: (1) intrinsic, (2) extrinsic, and (3) iatrogenic. By gaining an understanding of these key factors, the rehabilitation professional can adjust the plan of care to obtain the best possible healing outcome. This course, the fourth of seven in the Physiotherapy Wound Care Programme, will discuss these three factors. This course is for those that are currently practising wound care and also for those that do not treat wounds directly, but work in other capacities with patients that have wounds.
This course aims to familiarise the learner with the three factors which can affect wound healing.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.