PURPOSE: To enhance the clinician's competence in providing local wound care for malignant and palliative wounds.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Apply patient prognosis to realistic outcomes, patient education, and pain management strategies.
2. Demonstrate ability to assess wounds and select appropriate dressings.
3. Analyze patient scenarios for use of various non-dressing wound treatment modalities.