Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

April 10, 2020 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EDT
Presenter: Mandy Spitzer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

During this presentation you will briefly learn about the Smith+Nephew PICO™ single-use NPWT device for wound management. You will learn how to select appropriate PICO patients, how quick and easy PICO is to apply, and how PICO may be able to reduce dressing changes to at least once every seven days. The webinar will outline how PICO works to protect your patients, how you can limit unnecessary exposure by decreasing follow-up visits, and how patient compliance and satisfaction can impact outcomes.

The discussion then turns to RENASYS™ GO, a powerful, portable traditional NPWT system that gets you on the GO more quickly. You will also learn how RENASYS GO can ease your discharge process through Rotech Healthcare, Inc. and how dressing selection techniques may limit unnecessary exposure by decreasing follow-up visits.

This program will provide:

  • An overview of the simple application process for the PICO single-use NPWT system and appropriate uses
  • Information for ordering RENASYS GO and appropriate uses
  • Useful contact information for how to order, whom to contact, and where to go for billing questions
April 28, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Windy Cole

Chronic lower extremity wounds present significant challenges with regard to effective wound management. Ischemia, microcirculatory dysfunction and peripheral vascular disease cause limitations in blood flow that can delay the healing process. Delayed healing can lead to complications such as infection, lower quality of life, and amputation. It is estimated that up to 85% of all non-traumatic lower extremity amputations are a direct result of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

Chronic DFUs are some of the most difficult wounds a clinician can face. It is therefore important to understand the care and interventions that patients with these wounds often need.

This webinar will:

  • Review old and new perfusion assessment methods
  • Review case studies of difficult to heal DFUs
  • Provide detailed data on different interventions to encourage healing in DFUs

Clinicians who encounter DFUs in their practice will find this presentation instructive because it demonstrates ways to encourage healing and prevent chronicity in DFUs.

On-Demand Webinars

  • Presenter: Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS

    Avoiding chronicity is the goal of wound care professionals everywhere but doing so is rarely easy and not always possible. Understanding the underlying pathologies that led to wound development is a good starting point; however, resolving those issues can lead to the progression of wound healing.

  • Presenters: LuAnn Russo, RN, MBA; Brooke Howard, RN, BSN; and Mandy Spitzer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

    When managing wounds, whether chronic or acute, health care professionals need to select dressings and devices that will help promote good outcomes for the patient.

  • Presenter: Dr. Alison J. Garten

    Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) affect between 1% and 3% of the total US population and are especially prevalent in older adults. These wounds can be difficult to treat and often have high associated costs, as well as high recurrence rates.

  • Presenters: Maria Kotula MSN, BSN, BA, RN, CWON and Deborah Rauh BSN, RN, WCC, CLT-LANA

    Infection control and prevention have always been vital components of wound care, but with antimicrobial resistance on the rise, finding treatments that do not contribute to resistance has become more important than ever. In an effort to combat antimicrobial resistance, many health care professionals have been looking for alternative methods of treating infections.

  • 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.

  • Presenter: David Parsons, PhD, FRSC, CChem

    Wound infection and biofilm continue to emerge as causes of wound chronicity. Innovative technologies that break down the complex microbial communities inherent in these wounds are important considerations in the treatment plan. Advanced antimicrobial wound dressings play key roles in managing wound exudate and optimizing the wound healing environment.

  • 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.

  • 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. Many clinicians believe that pressure injury development is not the sole responsibility of the nursing staff, but the entire health care system. Therefore, the implementation of a comprehensive pressure injury prevention program requires an interdisciplinary approach to care that can save patients from unnecessary harm and death.

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

    In 2020, outpatient wound clinics must have an antibiotic stewardship program in place. Preventing infection in surgical wounds is vital for positive patient outcomes; however, the diagnosis of moderate to heavy bacterial load in surgical wounds is problematic: clinical signs and symptoms and cultures can be inaccurate.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Presenters: John Newton and Myron Troschuk

    In wound healing, selecting the correct wound dressing can make all the difference for patient outcomes. An ideal wound dressing will manage moisture while maintaining a moist wound environment, prevent infection, conform to the wound bed and minimize pain during dressing changes.

  • 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.

  • 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. Excessive debridement is a detriment to healing, whereas proper removal of accumulated non-viable tissue or foreign material from the wound bed maintains a healthy progressive healing trajectory and avoids wound chronicity.

  • 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. A multidisciplinary team, which includes Registered Dietitian consultations, is vital to developing a wound healing plan of care.