Palliative Wound Care: Principles of Care
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CE TEST QUESTIONS
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the principles and goals of palliative wound care.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:
- Recognize the goals and principles of palliative care and palliative wound care.
- Identify strategies and tools for palliative wound care.
- According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with
- healthcare costs.
- postoperative care.
- psychological emergency.
- life-threatening illness.
- Palliative wound care is considered wound care provided without the aim of
- pain control.
- complete wound healing.
- symptom management.
- care planning.
- According to Jones and colleagues, in 2008, what percentage of home health patients age 65 and over received wound care of some type?
- Palliative care can be a valuable choice when a patient is
- in a specific disease trajectory.
- recovering from an acute injury.
- newly diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
- Healing probability tools can assist home healthcare staff in
- classifying wound stages.
- determining the risk for developing new wounds.
- using the appropriate wound-healing therapies.
- identifying situations that may impede healing.
- Which of these is a healing probability tool suggested by the authors for use in developing the plan of care?
- Braden Scale
- Lawton IADL Scale
- Persons with advanced illness may be more susceptible to developing new wounds because of
- a compromised health status.
- elevated pain levels.
- the fear of terminal illness.
- increasing stress levels.
- According to Emmons and Lachman, palliative wound care principles
- are exclusive to hospice care.
- can be applied throughout the lifespan.
- are exclusive to end-of-life care.
- discount the possibility of healing end points.
- Palliative care takes a holistic approach based on the specific patient's
- set goals.
- family support.
- economic resources.
- Of the following, themostcommon wounds clinicians see in patients who have advanced illness are
- arterial ulcers.
- malignant wounds.
- pressure ulcers.
- skin tears.
- To achieve wound healing with traditional wound care methods, clinicians must
- counsel the patient about expectations for health.
- incorporate complementary healing therapies.
- seek surgical options for damaged tissue.
- control or eliminate causative factors.
- When determining wound care goals and interventions to meet those goals, which of the following is the first question the clinician should ask the patient?
- Does the wound hurt more during dressing changes?
- What about the wound is bothering you the most?
- Are you afraid of exposing family members to the wound?
- Do you avoid going out in public because of this wound?
- Defining success in palliative care most often includes
- delaying the progression of underlying disease.
- achieving complete healing.
- planning rehabilitative therapies.
- managing each problematic goal.
- A palliative protocol may align with a healing protocol but should contain alternatives that address which of the following?
- An appropriate palliative wound care protocol should include an approach that balances
- cost and return on investment.
- prevention and treatment.
- benefit and burden.
- cause and effect.