Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

October 29, 2020 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA

Surgical intervention remains one of the key pillars of treatment in health care. With an increasing number of procedures being performed worldwide, surgical wound complications can lead to high morbidity and mortality, especially for patients with multiple comorbidities. The economics of addressing these issues, as well as the toll on quality of life, can be burdensome to patients, health care systems, and countries. Therefore, it is essential to optimize surgical wound closure techniques.

Many guidelines and procedures have been identified by international advisory panels and boards to reduce the risk of surgical site complications. Many technological advances have been made to ensure that surgical sites remain intact. Clinicians in all phases of care should be equipped with the knowledge to identify potential risk factors, intervene early, and manage any adverse outcomes that may arise.

This webinar will:

  • Define surgical wound complications
  • Discuss optimal surgical wound closure techniques
  • Identify potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Discuss dressing options for surgical sites
  • Address methods for treating surgical wound complications
November 05, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Presenter: Charles B. Parks, DPM, FACFAS

The cost of caring for non-healing, chronic wounds in the United States has been estimated at a staggering $50 billion per year, 10 times more than the budget of the World Health Organization.1 With an ever-increasing pressure on resources, there is a need for consistent, intuitive clinical practice and solutions that provide structured, measurable outcomes for these patients.

Placental tissues have a long history of clinical use in areas of wound care, burn treatment, and ocular surface reconstruction.2-4 Use of cellular and tissue-based products (CTPs) continues to be reviewed and accepted as an intervention for non-healing or non-advancing wounds. Placental membrane application in wound care has emerged to become an advanced therapy solution for difficult, hard-to-close chronic wounds.

This session will discuss the new advances in clinical evidence supporting CTPs for chronic wounds and the effect of CTPs introduced as interventions in non-closing wounds.

The participants in this webinar will:

  • Review critical properties of placental tissue
  • Understand the new evidence for use of placental tissues in wound care
  • Critically review case studies showcasing wound advancement patterns in patients with non-closing wounds and rationale for the use of CTPs as an intervention

1. Fife C, Carter MJ. Wound care outcomes and associated cost among patients treated in US outpatient wound centers: data from the US Wound Registry. Wounds. 2012;24(1):10-17.
2. Davis J. Skin transplantation with a review of 550 cases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins Med J. 1910;15:307-396.
3. Mamede AC, Carvalho MJ, Abrantes AM, et al. Amniotic membrane: from structure and functions to clinical applications. Cell Tissue Res. 2012;349:447-458.
4. Rahman I, Said DG, Maharajan VS, et al. Amniotic membrane in ophthalmology: indications and limitations. Eye. 2009;23:1954-1961.

November 11, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Presenter: Lee Ruotsi, MD, FACCWS, UHM

Preventing pressure injuries has always been a challenge, not just for the caregivers, but also for the health care system as a whole. Advances in medical knowledge and technology have enhanced our ability to prolong life, thereby altering the natural progression of many diseases and pathophysiological events. Wound assessment and documentation have become increasingly important to provide a baseline and to guide the patient’s care of plan. A comprehensive wound assessment should include identification of wound etiology.

However, sometimes, differentiating pressure injuries from other wound etiologies can be difficult. During this webinar, Dr. Lee Ruotsi will review the NPIAP pressure injury classification system, discuss wound types, including lower leg ulcers and terminal ulcers that are often confused with pressure injuries, and address interventions for pressure injury prevention.

The participants in this webinar will:

  • Identify the NPIAP pressure injury classification system
  • Discuss wound types, including lower leg ulcers and terminal ulcers
  • Review interventions for pressure injury prevention
  • Discuss the evidence of the use of a prophylactic foam dressing for the prevention of pressure injuries
November 18, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Presenters: Barrett Larson, MD and Robin Gasparini, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC

Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) continue to rise despite progress made in reducing all other hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). According the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, HAPIs are associated with nearly half of the nation’s annual HAC-related deaths and cost our health system more than surgical site infections, falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, deep vein thrombosis, ventilator-acquired pneumonia, Clostridium difficile infections, and central line–associated bloodstream infections combined. New research also reveals a strong correlation between HAPIs and increased risk of falls, development of other HACs, and hospital re-admissions.

Regular patient turning and repositioning are cornerstones of any pressure injury prevention program, yet research shows that on average about half of patients are not turned according to their protocols. The latest 2019 international clinical practice guideline for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries includes several recommended strategies to improve patient turning and repositioning. One of the recommendations is to implement repositioning reminder strategies—such as wearable patient sensors—to promote adherence to repositioning regimens.

This case study presentation will review the objectives and outcomes from a HAPI-prevention initiative in critical care at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida that implemented a wearable sensor turn cueing system to improve turn protocol adherence and reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries.

This webinar will:

  • Outline current trends in hospital-acquired pressure injuries
  • Discuss research related to turning and repositioning
  • Review outcomes from a critical care pressure injury prevention program using wearable patient sensors

On-Demand Webinars

  • Presenter: Charles A. Andersen, MD, FACS, MAPWCA

    High bacterial loads and biofilm impede wound healing and must be removed but are challenging to detect at the point-of-care.

  • Presenters: Theresa A. Hurd, PhD, MScN, MScEd, ACNP, RN and Mandy Spitzer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

    Transform your approach to complex wound care by participating in this program highlighting the accessibility and new science associated with negative pressure would therapy (NPWT).

  • Presenter: Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP

    With a growing, aging population with multiple health issues, chronic wounds are becoming more common, but costs are high and escalating quickly. Health care providers are asked to do more with less. Pressure is building in an already overloaded health care system.

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

    In this Product Navigator, Dr. Michael Desvigne explains the benefits he sees when using Vashe Wound Solution (pure hypochlorous acid) as a standard treatment for non-intact skin in the hospital.

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

    Lower extremity ulcers, especially diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and venous leg ulcers (VLUs), can be difficult to manage, and wound closure sometimes takes many months to achieve.

  • Presenter: Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, FACCWS

    Following admission to a facility, medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) occur more quickly than other types of pressure injuries.

  • Presenter: Bonnie Boie, RN, WOCN

    Choice is good, but making the right choice is better.

  • Presenters: Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP and Samantha Savaglio

    We all have flora on our skin, but when the skin microbiome is out of balance because of excessive heat and moisture, serious skin problems can result.

  • Presenters: Leanne Atkin, PhD, MHSc, RGN and Christine Murphy, PhD, RN, WOCC(C)

    This activity provides 1 CME credit / 1 contact hour.
    Current evidence links the pathology of wound hard-to-heal wounds directly to commonplace wound biofilms. The normal healing process of wounds may become derailed due to unseen barriers such as pathogenic biofilm. Biofilms are tenacious and house a colony of multispecies microbes, however not detected by the naked eye. Patients are at higher risk of infection, impaired quality of life, and financial burden when delayed healing due to biofilm presence occurs.

  • Presenters: Margaret (Peggy) O’Harra, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC and Barrett Larson, MD

    Critically ill patients in intensive care units are the most disadvantaged when it comes to maintaining intact skin, starting from day one of their stay. These patients are highly vulnerable to pressure injuries because of limited mobility, the presence of multiple medical devices, and the severity of their disease, including patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

  • 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.

  • Presenter: Karen L. Bauer, DNP, APRN-FNP, CWS, FAPWCA

    Wound care clinicians understand the importance of wound cleansing; wounds are warm and moist, creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and biofilm.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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. 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: Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP

    Given the current global situation with COVID-19, many health care providers have had to make changes with how they deliver care in order to protect themselves and their patients from exposure to the virus. To help with this, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a health care facility. What does this mean for wound care providers?

  • 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.