Impaired Wound Healing


4.4 out of 5 (98 Reviews)



Pharmacology Credits


Post Assessment Questions


Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact

Activity Description

Wounds of all shapes and sizes have plagued patients and created a significant burden on their caretakers. It has long been noticed that some patient factors are more likely to be associated with better wound healing. Likewise, certain wound types have been noted to be associated with a better prognosis than others. Until recently, there has been little scientific evidence regarding the risk factors and characteristics, both positive and negative, responsible for wound healing behaviors. This activity will review factors that lead to poor wound healing and the latest advances in their care. It will also address how an interprofessional team can provide coordinated care to provide better outcomes in the care of patients with wounds.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe factors that are associated with better wound healing.
  • Identify the wounds that are likely to experience impaired healing.
  • Summarize the recent advances in wound care and treatments available.
  • Explain how use of an interprofessional team leads to better outcomes in the care of wounds.


StatPearls, LLC requires everyone who influences the content of an educational activity to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflict(s) of interest have been mitigated. Hover over contributor names for financial disclosures. Others involved in planning this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Nurse Practitioners: StatPearls designates this activity for 1.50 ANCC contact hour(s), which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. NPs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please consult your professional licensing board for information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

Method of Participation and Credit

  1. Register for the activity.    
  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

If you have concerns regarding the CE/CME system, please contact


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty may discuss investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the FDA. Readers should verify all information before employing any therapies described in this educational activity.

The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on StatPearls expressly disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with FDA requirements, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see the cancellation policy. StatPearls, LLC reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances.




Jaimie W. on 11/28/2020

Jeffrey D. on 5/12/2021

Arthur C. on 1/7/2021

P R. on 1/7/2021

Christina H. on 2/21/2021

Biagio M. on 3/29/2021

Brian B. on 5/14/2021

Bo C. on 6/9/2021

Terry W. on 8/9/2021

Marie b. on 8/15/2021

Carly S. on 11/30/2021

shannon p. on 12/1/2021

Hugo N. on 12/11/2021

James l. on 1/27/2022

Narayan K. on 1/20/2022

Linda E. on 2/9/2022

Kelsey b. on 2/20/2022

dawn b. on 3/28/2022

Lisa W. on 5/12/2022

Keiva S. on 9/11/2022

Peter L. on 10/14/2022

Kimlyn L. on 11/30/2022

Deborah F. on 12/7/2022

paul s. on 12/12/2022

Norah G. on 1/15/2023

Sarah K. on 1/15/2023

Duane G. on 1/15/2023

Christine B. on 1/17/2023

Andrea L. on 1/17/2023

Misty P. on 1/17/2023

Michelle P. on 1/17/2023

Jodi M. on 1/17/2023

Leona M. on 1/17/2023

Lorrie D. on 1/18/2023

Nicole D. on 1/18/2023

Nichole B. on 1/18/2023

paul s. on 1/21/2023

LaShonda A. on 1/22/2023

Raven P. on 1/25/2023

Maycie M. on 1/26/2023

Natasha M. on 1/28/2023


marlene l. on 2/1/2023

Laray H. on 2/3/2023

Mandy E. on 2/3/2023

Roxanne B. on 2/3/2023

Krysten A. on 2/3/2023

Marissa L. on 2/3/2023

Chelsea A. on 2/3/2023

Loretta A. on 2/3/2023

Alisha H. on 2/4/2023

Laurel L. on 2/8/2023

Bonnie H. on 2/9/2023

Dustin M. on 2/13/2023

I am a little confused. I am not sure where some of the self assessment questions are coming from but could not find most of them or any content that was even associated with them, any where in the reading. This is not the first time I have had trouble with a self assessment. Please explain where some of these questions come from and/or how we as readers are supposed to know some of these answers without having to Google them.

Rhea D. on 2/14/2023

Margaret S. on 2/20/2023

Laura O. on 2/21/2023

John B. on 2/23/2023

Monica S. on 2/27/2023

Keon M. on 3/5/2023


tammy d. on 3/16/2023

Renee L. on 3/16/2023

Tami G. on 3/16/2023

Jenna D. on 3/16/2023

Jennifer M. on 3/16/2023

April R. on 4/13/2023

Mitchell C. on 3/19/2023

Vanessa P. on 3/20/2023

Lynelle H. on 3/21/2023

Jordan C. on 3/21/2023

Nicole L. on 4/12/2023

Madison K. on 4/16/2023

Very complex topic, but worth learning about it and correlating with clinical findings

James W. on 4/16/2023

Tracy S. on 4/17/2023

Jessica M. on 4/20/2023

Kelly M. on 5/1/2023

Kirsten M. on 5/2/2023

Susan B. on 5/9/2023

Jill D. on 5/12/2023


Nesly C. on 5/25/2023

Kirsten A. on 5/26/2023

Georgia M. on 5/30/2023

Aleta P. on 5/31/2023

Nichole A. on 6/1/2023

Cheyenne H. on 6/1/2023

Mariah M. on 6/3/2023

Tyrel L. on 6/15/2023

Leigha Z. on 6/22/2023

Mary Grace C. on 6/28/2023

Kayli J. on 7/5/2023

Shawn A. on 7/5/2023

Mary J. on 7/13/2023

Joette A. on 7/12/2023

Daniel B. on 7/25/2023

vijay n. on 8/23/2023

Mary C. on 8/31/2023

Afua N. on 9/8/2023

Ron H. on 9/19/2023

Peter L. on 9/21/2023

Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge with 6767 CE activities. In these online self-assessment activities, read our reference articles and test your knowledge with more than 8037.5 hours of CE.

Single Activity

Take this single activity

$39 1 activity

6 Month Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

Access to all the Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE activities in all specialties.

$379 per half year per user

1 Year Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE

Access to all the Unlimited Nurse Practitioner CE activities in all specialties.

$579 per 1 year per user