Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds - CMEZ380

Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds

by Catherine Ratliff, GNP-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN
CMEZ380
(4.4 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Treatment options for malignant fungating wounds are aimed at the specific underlying cancer. Malignant wounds have a high rate of recurrence and tend to cause major alterations in patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being. Malignant wounds can result in many problems, including odor, bleeding, exudate, pruritis, and pain. Before starting treatment, healthcare professionals as a team need to determine which problems patients consider the most distressing. Even though bleeding may be more life-threatening, many patients may find the odor unbearable and may need to have it resolved first.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to update nurses’, physical therapists’, physicians’, and radiological technologists’ knowledge of malignant wounds and ways to manage the associated physical and psychosocial problems. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe what a malignant wound is and how it develops
  • Discuss five problems associated with malignant wounds and ways to address the problems
  • Identify psychosocial concerns of patients and families with malignant wounds
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physical therapists, physicians and radiologic technologists.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/22/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/4/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Tara O - Tampa, FL  ·  Jun 01, 2018
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Evan E - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Aug 18, 2016
good review of topic
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Joy O - Durham, NC  ·  Jul 05, 2016
excellent information on malignant wounds that would be useful in the oncology setting
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