Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

August 17, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP

Time is precious. Right now, we are witnessing a growing, aging population with multiple health issues, and an increase in chronic wounds. The economic and human cost to treat wounds are high and can quickly spiral out of control. Healthcare providers are asked to do more with less.

Did you know, 70% of dressing changes are driven by schedules? Unnecessary dressing changes consume valuable time which could be used for patients' other clinical needs, impacting their wellbeing. 24% of patients with chronic wounds have lived with their wound for at least 6 months, with almost 16% remaining unhealed for a year or more. It's time to take control of chronic wound care, while empowering our patients in their care.

The T.I.M.E clinical decision support tool uses an evidenced-based, five-step approach that incorporates T.I.M.E principles into a framework that nurses and other professionals can follow within their procedural guidelines. This session will review the assessment and management of non-viable tissue, infection or inflammation, an emphasis on moisture imbalance, and the non-advancing edge of chronic wounds. Interactive, relevant case studies will help participants quickly identify the barriers to wound healing and gain confidence to make the right treatment choice.

The participants in this webinar will:

  • Examine the assessment and management of common barriers to healing in chronic wounds; including non-viable tissue, infection, moisture imbalance and non-advancing edge.
  • Analyze the five-step approach of the T.I.M.E clinical decision support tool and its applicability in practice.
  • Appraise considerations for patient empowerment while utilizing a prophylactic dressing application in the management of chronic wound exudate.
  • Review and discuss relevant case studies.
August 26, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Gregory S. Schultz, PhD

Acute healing wounds progress through four well defined phases of healing: hemostasis (~15 minutes), inflammation (~ 5 to 7 days), repair/proliferation (~14 days) and remodeling (several months). In contrast, chronic skin wounds usually become stalled in a persistent and elevated state of inflammation that leads to highly elevated levels of proteases (matrix metalloproteinases, MMPS, and neutrophil elastase, NE) that degrade proteins that are essential for healing, which converts an acute healing wound into a chronic wound.

Objctives:

  • Review the four phases of normal acute wound healing and compare to the chronic inflammation that occurs in most chronic wounds
  • Contrast important differences between planktonic and biofilm bacteria
  • Describe how biofilm bacteria promote a state of prolonged inflammation in chronic wounds
  • Explore new point-of-care technologies to detect planktonic and biofilm bacteria
  • Assess the effectiveness of topical treatments to eliminate biofilms
  • Recognize how to effectively incorporate advanced wound treatments in the “step-down then step-up” concept of optimized biofilm-based wound care

Optimizing treatments to rapidly heal individual chronic wounds requires assessing multiple factors and implementing effective treatments to correct the problems that impair healing as described in the TIMERS guidelines, which emphasizes reducing the wound biofilm bioburden.

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