Wound Care Flashcards for Nurses



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    Wound Care Topics
    • Skin assessment
    • Pressure Injury prevention, staging, treatment
    • Wound assessment, cleaning, and charting
    • Obtaining a wound culture
    • Removing staples and sutures
    • Common wound care dressings/products
    • Prevention and treatment of skin tears
    • Prevention and treatment of Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
    • Assessment and treatment of lower extremity wounds (Arterial Insufficiency wounds, Venous Stasis wounds, and Neuropathic wounds).
    • Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral skin infections
    • Wound VAC assessment and step-by-step guide for dressing changes
    • Ostomy care and step-by-step guide for appliance changes
    • Percutaneous tube (ex: g-tube) nursing care
    What's included?
    • Fifty-three (53) 3” x 5” flashcards. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
    • Full-color illustrations of pressure injuries, lower extremity wounds, step-by-step instructions for basic wound VAC dressing changes, and step-by-step instructions for basic ostomy appliance changes.
    • Key concepts highlighted in bold, red font.
    • References to cards in our other decks, so you can quickly and easily look up associated information.

      Cathy developed this deck based on her experience as a practicing Certified Wound Care Nurse to help you learn what you need to know about wound and ostomy care, so you can be better prepared to care for your patients!



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