Skin and Wound Considerations, Hand Hygiene and Infection Protection
This course is intended for CNA’s to help better their understanding of different wound and skin issues that can happen in the adult and older adult population. This course will also touch on the basic functions of the skin. The course is designed to touch on frequently occurring skin issues and illnesses, ways to prevent these concerns from happening, and different interventions that CNA’s can perform. Additionally, this course will highlight what potential infection control issues can reside with certain skin issues. This course will also educate and reinforce appropriate hand hygiene techniques and PPE usage.
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate hand hygiene using the WHO methodology.
- Understand basic skin functions.
- Understand normal physiological skin deterioration and potential wounds or skin care issues for older adults.
- Describe interventions to prevent skin breakdown and aid with patients with skin issues.
- Demonstrate and discuss what PPE is and what PPE is required for certain skin and wound issues.
Course Format and Teaching Method
- The course is led by an instructor in a classroom setting. Instructor will lead course with lecture content and discussion-based questions.
- A quiz will be administered with a required 75% pass score to achieve completion for the course.
Course Completion Certificate
NAC CE Credits: 4.0
- A lecture manual with the powerpoint slides will be passed out to each student at no additional charge.