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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Up to 14% of patients with metastases will develop a malignant wound. A malignant wound may result from a primary cutaneous malignancy or metastasis of existing cancer or be a malignant transformation of an existing wound. Malignant transformation of an existing wound develops from chronic irritation and inflammation when a chronic wound undergoes changes that transform it into a malignant ulcer (Tilley et al., 2021).

The goal of this course is to update nursing, radiology, and physical therapy professionals with knowledge of malignant wounds and ways to manage the associated physical and psychosocial symptoms.


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe what a malignant wound is and how it develops
  • Discuss five problems associated with malignant wounds and ways to address the problems
  • Identify psychosocial concerns of patients and families with malignant wounds
  • Identify malignant wounds, how they develop, and at least five problems associated with them.
  • Identify psychosocial concerns of patients with malignant wounds and their families.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 08/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.