Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

March 28, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Chenel Trevellini, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Skin care is an essential component of patient care. Managing and preventing skin complications in at-risk populations by addressing risk factors and promoting optimal skin health will support patient quality of life and outcomes.

This webinar was developed to address the professional practice issues related to basic skin care assessment and prevention strategies to optimize the skin health of patients across the health care continuum.

During this program, participants will learn:

  • The anatomy, physiology, and functions of the skin, as well as changes that naturally occur through the lifespan
  • The components of a focused skin assessment with an emphasis on color, temperature, turgor, moisture status, and other factors that affect skin health
  • The characteristics of primary and secondary skin lesions
  • Documentation of skin status across the health care continuum including communication tools across various health care settings
  • Prevention practices for optimizing skin health and the principles of using skin care products
  • How active ingredients in skin care products affect skin health and how they interact with topical and systemic antimicrobials

Assessment and prevention are paramount in maintaining skin integrity in at-risk populations. This program provides foundational knowledge and best practice guidance in approaching the health of patient’s skin in all health care settings.

April 05, 2019 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Presenter: Amy Cassata, RN, WCC

Documenting the healing trajectory of chronic wounds is a core component of best practice wound care. The traditional method using ruler measurement and paper documentation is laborious, time consuming, and not always accurate, given its reliance on individual interpretation. Emerging technologies have brought digital wound documentation into the clinical arena.

The benefits of digital documentation of wound healing include visibility, accuracy, speed, identification of non-healing wounds, immediate access to the patient’s wound history, wound healing analysis, and seamless integration with the patient’s electronic medical record.

Swift Skin and Wound is a digital wound care management system specifically built for home health care providers. It measures 44% more accurately than the ruler method and has been shown in clinical studies to improve pressure injury healing. The system includes analysis tools and advanced remote collaboration capability. Intuitive and easy to use, Swift Skin and Wound eliminates paperwork and saves valuable time.

This webinar covers the following topics:

  • Clinically validated, automatic wound measurements
  • Point-of-care access to patient’s wound history
  • Real-time risk monitoring
  • Clinical experience in pressure injury healing
  • Compliance information and FAQs

Wound care professionals are always seeking ways to improve care and clinical outcomes. This webinar will provide practical information on digital wound documentation, which tracks wound healing clearly and accurately, streamlines the documentation process, and—most important—gives clinicians more time to spend with their patients.

April 11, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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. It is well recognized that almost every hospital patient requires at least one medical device for their care and treatment, and as a result, every patient with a medical device can be considered to be at risk for pressure injury. Factors contributing to the onset of MDRPI can range from rigidity, inappropriate size, poor fit or positioning to difficulty in securing the device to the body.

Awareness, knowledge, leadership, and protocols are important for bringing evidence-based practices to the bedside. This webinar will discuss the implications for MDRPIs through a series of case studies applicable in all clinical settings.

The participants will:

  • Define medical device-related pressure injuries
  • Describe current evidence related to medical device-related pressure injury prevention
  • Understand the steps for a successful implementation of a prevention program targeted to minimize the onset of MDRPIs

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.

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