Up to 14% of patients with metastases will develop a malignant wound. A malignant wound may result from a primary cutaneous malignancy or metastasis of existing cancer or be a malignant transformation of an existing wound. Malignant transformation of an existing wound develops from chronic irritation and inflammation when a chronic wound undergoes changes that transform it into a malignant ulcer (Tilley et al., 2021).
The goal of this course is to update nursing, radiology, and physical therapy professionals with knowledge of malignant wounds and ways to manage the associated physical and psychosocial symptoms.
Mary Arnold Long received her BSN from the College of Mount St. Joseph, her MSN from the University of Cincinnati, her ET Certificate from Abbott Northwestern Hospital and her DNP from Otterbein University. Dr. Arnold Long has over 35 years of nursing experience and over 25 years as an expert board-certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse practicing in multiple settings. Her contributions to evidence-based practice and literature include colostomy irrigation; body worn absorptive garments; interventions post-catheter removal; assessment, management and coding of moisture-associated skin damage; and classification of device-related pressure injuries/ulcers.
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE is a SME writer for Relias with over 16 years of acute care experience in nursing. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of New York. She obtained her OCN certification in 2008. She has served in several leadership roles in the acute care setting, within the Medical Surgical Division, mentoring nurses in renal and oncology specialties and in the role of nurse educator. She has been involved in various institutional committees and quality improvement projects. Monica earned a master’s degree in nursing education from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2017 she obtained a CNE certification by the National League for Nursing. Monica is passionate about professional nursing standards, fostering an environment of continuous lifelong learning as an instrument to improve patient care.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Malignant Wounds
How Malignant Wounds Develop
Listening to the Patient
Tackling Psychosocial Concerns
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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