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Wound Care

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.

NoteThis course was revised and updated August 2, 2019. If you printed test questions from the previous version of this course, you will find that the questions in your printed version differ from the test below.

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1. The pigment melanin adds color to the skin and:

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2. The reticular layer of the dermis contains macrophages, which are:

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3. Which is a true statement regarding gender differences in the thickness and distribution of subcutaneous tissue?

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4. The depth of a partial-thickness wound is limited to the:

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5. A chronic wound can be defined as a wound that:

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6. Regeneration is the preferable method of wound healing because:

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7. The function of neutrophils during the inflammatory phase of wound healing is to:

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8. In appearance, healthy granulation tissue in the base of an open wound should be:

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9. Biofilm formation in a wound can best be described as:

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10. In contrast to normal skin, scar tissue is:

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11. In burn patients, reshaping and flattening of hypertrophic scars can be achieved by:

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12. One of the main factors determining whether a wound will be closed immediately by primary intention or left open to heal by secondary or tertiary intention is:

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13. Primary closure is regarded as the best option for:

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14. During the process of wound healing, nutritional assessment should be made:

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15. The basis for using one consistent method of wound measurement during the course of treatment is that:

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16. Wound slough is best described as:

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17. Which wound characteristic may indicate infection?

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18. Wound irrigation is regarded as:

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19. Debridement is a wound care technique that involves:

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20. When selecting appropriate pain medication for an older patient prior to wound debridement, the clinician is aware that:

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21. Autolytic debridement works to clear necrotic tissue from the wound bed by:

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22. The correct technique to use when applying an alginate dressing to a deep wound is to:

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23. Hydrocolloid dressings are suitable for use in:

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24. An important factor for the clinician to keep in mind when considering using foam dressings is that such dressings:

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25. A clinical advantage of Hydrofera Blue dressings is that they:

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26. In order to manage pain during a dressing change, a prescribed analgesic is usually administered:

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27. Splints are used during wound healing when:

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28. A punch biopsy is considered the gold standard for obtaining a wound culture, however, one disadvantage of this procedure is that it:

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29. The single most effective means of preventing wound infection to and from patients is:

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30. Which is a factor that can cause wound ischemia and impede healing?

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31. The use of steroids by a patient can lead to which negative effect on wound healing?

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32. Which is the most common body site for a pressure injury to occur?

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33. Which statement does not accurately describe a stage 4 pressure injury?

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34. One of the major risk factors for the formation of diabetic foot ulcers is:

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35. Callous formation surrounding a diabetic foot ulcer is an indication that:

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36. Which finding is a common indicator of venous ulcers?

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37. Before beginning compression therapy for treatment of venous ulcers, which evaluation is done?

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38. A characteristic of lower extremity arterial ulcers is that they usually:

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39. Intermittent claudication in patients with arterial ulcers is often reported as:

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40. A characteristic sign of pyoderma gangrenosum is:

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41. Along with meticulous wound care, the focus of prime importance for patients with calciphylaxis is:

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42. In treating sickle cell ulcers, applying collagenase to the wound bed as an adjunct to other forms of debridement has been found to:

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43. A particular challenge in choosing wound dressings for pediatric patients is the:

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44. A first step in preventing skin tears in patients with spinal cord injuries is:

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45. Which factor(s) is(are) known to increase the seriousness of a skin tear?

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46. A factor that makes hospice patients more likely to develop pressure injuries is:

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47. Odor from fungating wounds can be decreased by:

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48. How often are negative-pressure wound dressings usually changed?

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49. When changing wound dressings at home, patients are instructed to:

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50. Recent studies of telehealth (telemedicine) in wound care demonstrate that:


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