This is a webinar I recently delivered on Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds including Infection Control.  It was sponsored by the Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management, and Prevention) program, which is funded by the New York State Department of Health under the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) to reduce pressure ulcers in New York State.  Information in this webinar is applicable to any chronic wound, including pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, and venous stasis wounds.

The webinar is one hour long, and covers basic terminology on wound infection, assessment of wounds for infection, host factors favoring microbial proliferation, when to culture, basics of treatment, and when to hospitalize.  There is also a module on Infection Control which goes over basics of Standard Precautions and Contact Precautions.   The references in the PDF handout contain links to primary sources from the CDC website and others.

This webinar is free and archived for anyone to view on demand, and provides 1 hour of nurse continuing education credits.  Access this webinar here:

Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds

Download the handout for the webinar at this link.

Go to the New York State Department of Health Gold STAMP Program at this link.

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