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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FAM - 761 Principles and Practice of Wound Care

This course is designed to introduce the student to the multidisciplinary approach used in the management of chronic wounds, including the evaluation and treatment of these wounds in the context of underlying complex medical conditions (such as diabetes mellitus, renal failure, osteomyelitis, arterial insufficiency, spinal cord injuries, peripheral vascular insufficiency, and resistant infections). Students are introduced to new developments in the field of wound care (platelet derived GF, skin grafting, vacuum assisted closure, compression pumps/wraps, etc.). Since the patients return to the clinic on a weekly basis for ongoing treatment, students have the opportunity to participate in continuity of care, and observe the wound healing. Elective Retake Counts for Credit: Yes. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 2