Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

January 28, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS

Wound infections can result in delayed healing, as well as increased pain and distress to patients and their families. If left untreated, these infections may even lead to death. Organisms are becoming increasingly difficult to treat because of antibiotic resistance. Wound infections can also be costly to treat.

Diagnosing infection in chronic wounds is not always straightforward—signs and symptoms of infection are often more subtle. The reason that some chronic wounds do not heal can be understood by the concept of critical colonization. Several diagnostic tools on the market can aid in the identification of critically colonized wounds.

This program will address how to identify wounds that may be critically colonized and how to treat those wounds. It will cover a wide range of topics, from appropriate assessment techniques to topical management for unresponsive wounds.


  • Identify signs and symptoms of infection in chronic wounds.
  • Understand how to treat critically colonized wounds.
  • Know how to take a holistic approach to patients with stalled or unresponsive wounds.

Chronic wounds may not always manifest with common signs of infection such as redness, warmth, and increased drainage. The clinician must know how to take a holistic approach to diagnosis and management of wounds that may be critically colonized or locally infected while at the same time following the principles of antibiotic stewardship.

On-Demand Webinars

  • Presenter: David Parsons, PhD, FRSC, CChem

    Wound infection and biofilm continue to emerge as causes of wound chronicity.

  • Presenter: Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP

    Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) are a challenge for acute and post-acute care environments and are listed as a hospital-acquired condition by CMS. While other hospital-acquired conditions have seen a decrease in prevalence over the past decade, HAPUs are the only one that have not had a decrease in their prevalence. Given the prevalence of HAPUs, facilities are shifting focus to increase pressure ulcer prevention. Building a pressure ulcer prevention plan can seem daunting, but there are evidence-based resources available to assist. In this webinar, we will review key components for success as well as possible pitfalls to avoid.

  • Presenters: Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP and Barrett Larson, MD

    The prevention of pressure injuries is a great concern in health care today.

  • Presenter: Dr. Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA

    In 2020, outpatient wound clinics must have an antibiotic stewardship program in place.

  • Presenters: Barrett Larson, MD and Cathy Ohnstad, MSN-Ed, RN

    By WoundSource Editors

    Pressure injuries are a growing problem. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), rates of pressure injuries are increasing faster than all other hospital-acquired conditions. To prevent pressure injuries, the standard of care is to reposition at risk patients every two hours. However, numerous studies have shown that compliance with turning protocols is low and pressure injuries continue to plague our healthcare system. An innovative wearable technology may be the solution.

  • Presenter: Lee Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHMMD

    In preventing the occurrence of pressure injuries, it is important to consider all entry points into a hospital in which a patient receives care. Although patients are occasionally admitted directly to a unit, the majority enter through the emergency department. Emergency health care providers don’t always see the skin as a critical component of the initial assessment because they tend to address the immediate reason a patient enters the emergency room.

  • Presenter: Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

    The number of people with diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased dramatically over the years. DM is a serious, life-long condition that is the seventh leading cause of death in North America. The presence of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) increases the likelihood of mortality over a five to 10-year period. Persons with DM have a 15% to 25% chance of developing a DFU during their lifetime and a 50% to 70% recurrence rate over the ensuing five years.

  • Presenters: John Newton and Myron Troschuk

    In wound healing, selecting the correct wound dressing can make all the difference for patient outcomes.

  • Presenter: Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA

    Complex wounds create a challenge to both the health care team and the patients and families that struggle with them. The amount of care required to overcome the complicating factors of these wounds creates a large economic and labor burden on the health care system. This webinar will provide a review of wound and patient treatment modalities and advanced wound care treatments that can be used to manage and promote healing in complex wounds. Participants will learn about advanced wound therapies that can help manage patients with a complex wound in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

  • Presenter: Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN

    Wounds can be difficult to dress because of irregular body surfaces, exposure to moisture, or the shape or size of the wound itself. Join WOC nurse Dorothy Doughty to explore these challenges and to discuss an easy to use solution to overcome some of these obstacles.

  • Presenter: Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS

    Patients with wounds present to multiple health care providers across a multitude of practice settings. It is vital for all health care providers who encounter wounds to have an understanding of wound bed preparation. This program will describe work that has been done to expand on existing models of wound bed preparation using a step-wise method in a practical approach to incorporate into day-to-day practice.

  • Presenter: Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

    Working with lymphedema patients, indeed patients with any type of edema, can be very challenging for clinicians because of the diagnosis and population, as well as the need for lymphology training across the disciplines involved in the care plan. Treating lymphedema and differentiating it from congestive heart failure, venous stasis, and renal failure requires a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Presenter: Keith Harding, CBE, FRCGP, FRCP, FRCS, FLSW

    Patients with wounds consume significant health care resources, both financial and personnel. These patients exist within all health care verticals and move between the health care settings regularly. With such constant movement, consistent wound measurement and tracking necessary to ensure proper continuity of care.

  • Presenter: James McGuire, DPM, PT, LPed, FAPWHc

    Wound debridement is the foundation for healing in chronic wounds.

  • Presenters: Al Cellura and Blaine Hicks

    Nutrition is one of the main principles of wound healing. Without adequate nutrition, wound healing can become delayed or stalled.

  • Presenter: Heidi H. Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON

    This webinar will discuss the issues that can lead to seemingly non-healing and chronic wounds, including the underlying factors, biofilm development and wound infection, and how to overcome barriers to wound healing through comprehensive assessment and effective treatment interventions.

  • Presenter: Melody Austin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, CWON-AP

    Recent research indicates that medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are thought to be present in up to 30% of all hospital-acquired pressure injuries. In this program, the presenter will discuss the challenges in early recognition of MDRPI, as well as share a step-by-step intervention bundle program in the prevention of MDRPIs that can be applied in your institution or facility.

  • Presenter: Amy Cassata, RN, WCC

    Documenting the healing trajectory of chronic wounds is a core component of best practice wound care.

  • Presenter: Chenel Trevellini, RN, MSN, CWOCN

    Skin care is an essential component of patient care.

  • Presenters: Kristi Huebner, MSN, RN, CWS; Brooke Howard RN, BSN; LuAnn Russo, RN, MBA

    Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is used to promote wound healing and the removal of fluids from the wound area while still maintaining a moist healing environment.