Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

June 04, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Alison Garten, DPM, CPED

The COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing pandemic have changed the way wound care professionals treat and serve their patients. Many providers have switched to telehealth visits and longer periods between in-person visits. These shifts in the way providers see their patients have required changes in how they treat their patients.

Learn how a new superabsorbent dressing called Zetuvit® Plus manages a variety of moderately to heavily exuding wounds easily and efficiently. Participants will learn about:

  • The attributes of this new dressing
  • The key findings in a recently published observational study
  • A review of a new case series from Dr. Garten

As the world continues to evolve in response to this pandemic, health care professionals must be able to adapt to new treatment needs. Learn about how Zetuvit® Plus can help you in your practice.

June 24, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Karen L. Bauer, DNP, APRN-FNP, CWS, FAPWCA

Compression therapy is the gold standard of treatment for venous leg ulcers (VLUs). When choosing a compression regimen, clinicians should ensure they are choosing a product that provides continuous and consistent therapeutic compression and is comfortable enough for the patient to wear it throughout the entire treatment process.

UrgoK2, created by Urgo Medical, stays in place for up to seven days and maintains therapeutic pressure regardless of whether the patient is in motion, at rest or supine. Additionally, UrgoK2 patients reported high levels of comfort, with 95% and 92% reporting good comfort day AND the night respectively.

This presentation will review:

  • How EWMA and Cochrane state multi-compression systems are more effective
  • The 3 C's of Compression: Continuous, Consistent, Comfortable
  • How UrgoK2 can encourage good outcomes in VLU healing, especially in reduction of edema
  • Case studies showing wound closure rates with UrgoK2

On-Demand Webinars

  • Presenter: Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS

    Debridement is an essential part of wound therapy that allows the transition to subsequent therapies in order to promote healing. Whether the goal is granulation tissue formation, epithelialization for wound closure, or to establish enough healing progression to create an adequate wound to allow for surgical closure, debridement is the cornerstone to wound progress, and if not performed will be an impediment to wound progress.

  • Presenter: Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC

    Intertrigo, sometimes called intertriginous dermatitis, is a form of moisture-associated dermatitis that results from prolonged exposure to perspiration in skin folds and areas beneath medical devices. Clinicians caring for patients with intertrigo need something that will treat all causative factors and prevent the condition from worsening. InterDry's moisture wicking technology and antimicrobial silver is designed to keep skin dry and infection free, helping your patients to heal.

  • Presenters: Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP and Jennifer Hurlow, GNP-BC, CWCN

    The presence of high levels of bacteria hinders wound closure and contributes to delayed healing. Identification and management of bacterial load in acute and chronic wounds is challenging, yet is critical to optimize treatment outcomes. While clinicians assess clinical signs and symptoms of infection in the wound as a proxy for bacterial burden, the variability of these signs and symptoms hinders timely intervention to treat bacteria in wounds. Objective, real-time information on the presence of bacteria in wounds has been lacking until now.

  • Presenter: The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

    The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders presents a roundtable discussion with front line experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities clinicians now face during this COVID-19 crisis. This pandemic has driven significant change in the health care system disrupting- indeed transforming- wound care practice. We have brought together the multidisciplinary team of wound care- physicians, nurses, podiatrists and physical therapists to address these issues in their practices.

  • Presenter: Dr. Windy Cole

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.