Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Advanced Health Institute (AHI) - Wound Care Management, Wound Healing, Wound Care Management, Skin and Wound Management Courses , Wound Care Education

PROGRAM: NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY
PROGRAM TYPE: SKILLS COMPETENCY TRANING
DURATION: 2.0 HRS
TUTION: $ 150.00

Purpose:
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is an adjunctive therapy used in the treatment of wounds that utilizes negative pressure to remove fluid, debris and bacterial burden.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the principles of NPWT.
  • State the indications for NPWT.
  • Discuss patient appropriateness for initiating NPWT.
  • Demonstrate wound assessment.
  • Discuss the precautions and contraindications for use of NPWT.
  • Describe and demonstrate a NPWT dressing application and removal, according to the Proficiency Standard Skills Checklist, with 100% accuracy.
  • Describe the nursing responsibilities when assessing the patient receiving NPWT.
  • Discuss the possible complications related to NPWT.
  • Discuss the indications for discontinuing NPWT.
  • Complete the end of program test.

Method:
All clinical staff are required to attain and maintain NPWT competency on an annual basis.
This competency training requires:

  • Review of policy pertaining to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).
  • Completion of learning module and skills test.
  • Observation of at least one NPWT dressing application by the clinician.

Credits:
Applicant will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion reflecting hours completed during the program.