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CONTENTS OF SWOC

EXAMINATION

1. Skin Biology and Care

     1.1 The epidermis function and anatomy

     1.2 The Dermis function and anatomy

     1.3 Skin Aging Process

     1.4 Skin Care Best Practice Recommendations

     1.5 Skin Moisturization Best Practice Recommendations

2. Dermatologic Diseases in the long-term population

     2.1 Common diseases encountered

     2.2 Exanthem formation and diagnosis

     2.3 Treatment of exanthems

3. Wound Science and Healing

      3.1 Cellular biology of wound formation

      3.2 Cellular biology of wound healing

      3.3 Phases of wound healing

      3.4 Barriers to wound healing

      3.5 Chronic wound biology

4. Patient Assessment, Wound Assessment
      4.1. History & Physical
      4.2. Risk Assessment for pressure injury
      4.3. Clinical Exam
      4.4. Wound Assessment and Documentation
      4.5.  Governmental Policy in wound care

5. Pressure Injury

      5.1. Background
      5.2. Etiology
      5.3. Risk Factors for the Development of Pressure Injury
      5.4. Pressure Injury Identification and Staging
      5.5. Anatomic areas affected by pressure injury
      5.6. Deep Tissue Pressure Injury
      5.7. Stage 1 Pressure Injury
      5.8. Stage 2 Pressure Injury

      5.9. Stage 3 Pressure Injury
      5.10 Stage 4 Pressure Injury
      5.11 Unstageable Pressure Injury
      5.12 Medical Device Pressure Injury
      5.13 Mucosal Membrane Injury
      5.14 Periwound Management
      5.15 The Main Elements of Treating a Pressure Injury
      5.16 Skin Tears
      5.17 Payne Martin Classification of Skin Tears
      5.18 Treatment of Skin Tears
      5.19 Abrasions

6. Debridement
      6.1. Heel Ulcers
      6.2. Debridement Indications
      6.3. Debridement Types
      6.4. Contraindications to Debridement​

7. Dressing Choice and Support Surfaces
       7.1. Support Surface Types and Selection
       7.2. Theory and Science of Wound Dressings
       7.3. Dressing Types
       7.4. Dressing Selection and Best Practice Principles

8. Peripheral Arterial Disease & Ulcers
       8.1. Pathophysiology
       8.2. Assessment
       8.3. Physical Exam
       8.4. Diagnosis
       8.5. Treatment

9. Venous Stasis Ulcers

       9.1. Pathophysiology
       9.2. Assessment
       9.3. Physical Exam
       9.4. Diagnosis
       9.5. Treatment

10. Diabetic Wounds

       10.1. Pathophysiology
       10.2. Assessment
       10.3. Physical Exam
       10.4. Diagnosis
       10.5. Treatment

11. Gastrostomy Tube/Ostomy Formation Management and Care

      11.1 Assessment

      11.2 Complications

      11.3 Treatment

12. Nutrition

      12.1 Relation to wound healing

      12.2 Diet

      12.3 Vitamin supplementation

      12.4 Long-term care considerations

13. Infection

      13.1 Types

      13.2 Diagnosis

      13.3 Vitamin supplementation

      13.4 Treatment

14. Surgery & Alternative Treatment Modalities

      14.1 Surgical options for wounds

      14.2 Alternative Treatment Modalities for wound healing