Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds - RAD380

Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds

by Catherine Ratliff, GNP-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN
(4.4 / 325 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


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.


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.
Imaging and radiation therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 8/2/2013 to 9/1/2017 and 5/3/2018 to 6/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/2/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2021

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

Sort By
HEATHER S - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Feb 06, 2020
good course, very informative
Was this review helpful?  0
Tuan L - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Jan 21, 2020
Harder than it appears even though it doesn't have much for you to read
Was this review helpful?  0
Raymundo B - katy, TX  ·  Jan 19, 2020
very informative study
Was this review helpful?  0
Krista C - Quimby, IA  ·  Jan 10, 2020
Great course, very informative. I learned a lot of new things that I probably would never have known.
Was this review helpful?  0
FRANK B - Glen Cove, NY  ·  Jan 09, 2020
It was quite interesting which helped me understand the seriousness of the topic.
Was this review helpful?  0
  Page: of 23  
Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50