Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

November 20, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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. Parts of a pressure injury prevention program are highly protocol driven, but care also must be tailored to the specific risk profile of the patient. Risk assessment, skin care, nutrition, pressure relief, positioning, monitoring progress, staff training, and leadership support are essential components of a prevention program. Optimizing overall care and increasing attention to these issues can prevent the next pressure injury and save the next patient.

The participants in this webinar will:

  1. Understand the positive impact of a pressure injury prevention program
  2. Recognize the essential components of a prevention program
  3. Learn about an innovative wearable patient monitoring system and its influence to increase patient turn adherence

In this program, Clinical Nurse Specialist Cathy Milne will discuss the pathology of pressure injury and its staging system, will describe common contemporary conditions such as incontinence-associated dermatitis and skin tears, and will address the essential preventative measures based on national and international guidelines to incorporate as a part of a pressure injury prevention program. Dr. Barrett Larson will discuss the evolving appreciation for patient mobility and its clinical benefits. Dr. Larson will also review a randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of an innovative wearable technology to reduce pressure injuries in high-risk patients.

November 25, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
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 (HAC) by CMS. Other HACs include central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). While CLABSIs and CAUTIs have seen a decrease in prevalence over the past decade, the HAPU is the only HAC that has not.

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. Each prevention plan should be tailored to the specific needs of a facility. In this webinar, we will review key components for success as well as possible pitfalls to avoid.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify key components of successful prevention programs
  • Discuss the importance of effective pressure ulcer metrics and monitoring
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to successful prevention programs
  • Discuss the importance of nursing leadership involvement in a quality improvement pressure ulcer prevention program
  • Identify resources for establishing pressure ulcer programs

By implementing a prevention program, wound care clinicians can help prevent pressure ulcers in their facilities and encourage better patient outcomes.

December 09, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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.

Ionic silver exhibits antimicrobial activity against a broad range of microorganisms. Silver has multiple sites of antimicrobial action on the target cells within the wound bed. This antimicrobial activity supports silver’s important role in controlling bioburden in wounds while potentially limiting the need for antibiotics and reducing the risk of development of antibiotic resistance.

Although silver has been used as a topical antimicrobial agent in wound care for hundreds of years, clinicians continue to be unclear about the element’s mode of action and the various forms of silver available within wound dressings. This program will review the history of silver’s use in wound care, its mode of action, and the various formulations of silver available in antimicrobial wound dressings.

Registrants attending this session will learn:

  • The history of silver’s use in wound care and the antimicrobial action of silver in wounds
  • How to separate fact from fiction regarding effects of silver, e.g., tissue staining, toxicity
  • Distinctions between silver antimicrobial dressing formulations and the impact on the dressing’s antimicrobial action in wounds

On-Demand Webinars

  • 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.

  • Presenter: Michelle Moore, RN, CWCN, WCC, CLWCP

    Agents traditionally used in would bed preparation have varying degrees of effectiveness, and some are actually cytotoxic.

  • Presenter: Karen Bauer, NP-C, CWS

    Venous disease is the most common cause of lower extremity ulceration, occurring in 3% of those above the age of 80. The goal of this program is to delineate management of venous ulcers based on research and summarize guidelines proposed by different organizations in a practical and clinically applicable manner.

  • Presenters: George Barbarossa and Sean Higgins

    Skin can quickly become damaged over the course of normal wound dressing changes as harsh adhesive is repeatedly applied and removed. Hy-Tape®, the Original Pink Tape is a gentle, yet durable zinc-oxide based adhesive tape that can be used for the securement of wound dressings, ostomy appliances, and other wound care devices.