ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Wound Care: Moving Toward Healing

Tifanie Sbriscia, BS, RN, CWOCN

Tifanie is a Registered Nurse, biologist, and Certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse specializing in wound prevention and reducing hospital readmission rates. Tifanie has developed pressure ulcer prevention programs and prevention strategies through her experience in acute care, hospice, outpatient clinics, and home health services. She is currently working as a nurse educator and wound specialist in an acute care setting in New Jersey.

Prior to her nursing career, Tifanie worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly ten years performing oncology research. Tifanie is currently finishing her Masters of Science degree in nursing education and enjoys traveling, being outdoors, biking, and golfing.

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  • Expiration date: October 1, 2019
  • Course price: $39

Course Summary

Details comprehensive wound assessment, and introduces categories of wounds including pressure, venous insufficiency, diabetic, arterial, and surgical. Discusses elements of pressure injuries and the 4 stages that must be identified before treatment can begin. Documentation and measuring, reassessment and evaluation are spelled out. Advanced, palliative, and hospice care are discussed.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 5 treatment elements that contribute to increased wound healing.
  • Name 6 factors that must be included in a comprehensive wound assessment.
  • Properly identify various stages of pressure injuries, discuss at least three prevention techniques used in the home care setting, and identify 5 possible areas of pressure.
  • Discuss the characteristics of venous insufficiency ulcers and list 2 benefits of edema control.
  • Discuss at least three educational topics that will assist in wound prevention in diabetic patients and identify three characteristics of a diabetic foot wound.
  • Describe arterial wound characteristics and the primary risk factors and intervention to assist in wound healing.
  • List signs and symptoms of infection and identify topics to educate the patient and caregiver on surgical site wound healing.
  • List at least 2 referral resources that promote effective wound healing and discuss the goal of palliative wound treatment.
  • List 4 things to include in wound description and documentation.
  • State an accurate time frame for reevaluation of acute and chronic wounds.

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