Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

September 20, 2019 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EDT
Presenters: John Newton and Myron Troschuk

In wound healing, selecting the correct wound dressing can make all the difference for patient outcomes. An ideal wound dressing will manage moisture while maintaining a moist wound environment, prevent infection, conform to the wound bed and minimize pain during dressing changes. Clinicians should be familiar with the dressings available to them in order to better choose the best wound dressing for each patient.

Managing pain is an important aspect of wound care; pain levels can affect patient outcomes. By selecting a wound dressing that can help to manage pain and that can be easily removed, clinicians can improve patient quality of life and encourage better outcomes. Patients who are not in pain are more likely to be compliant and have a better outlook on their wound.

This webinar will provide an overview of PolyMem® Wound Dressing technology and address the following:

  • Management and reduction of pain
  • Using wound dressings to manage exudate
  • Case study results utilizing PolyMem Wound Dressings

Wound dressings are vital to achieving wound healing and positive patient outcomes. By selecting a wound dressing that will meet and manage the patient's unique needs, clinicians can help their patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

September 24, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
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.

Early detection and effective management of DFUs can reduce the severity of complications, including preventable amputations. Local wound care approaches include optimizing vascular supply, early detection and treatment of deep and surrounding tissue infection along with control, and plantar pressure redistribution. Key elements of local wound care assessment and treatment include active surgical debridement and offloading. Advanced therapies should be reserved for the stalled but healable wounds that are not healing at the expected rate.

Participants in the webinar will be able to:

  • Describe local wound assessment methods
  • Describe what scenarios would require advanced therapies
  • Describe methods of managing DFUs

DFUs can be difficult to treat and can have poor patient outcomes if not managed effectively. It is important for health care professionals to understand the basics of assessing and managing these wounds.

October 02, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
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.

Risk factors in the ED can range from increased of wait times, mobility, and ineffective support surfaces. Limited patient mobility in the ED can be linked to several factors such as severity of injury, sedation, and wait time for multiple diagnostic tests.

Participants in this program will:

  • Understand the impact of pressure injuries
  • Recognize risk factors associated with the ED environment
  • Discuss the importance of a pressure injury prevention protocol implementation in the emergency department

In this program, the presenter will discuss the challenges in early recognition of pressure injuries in the emergency department through a series of case studies. The presenter will also outline the implementation of prevention protocol measures and provide advice on how to change the culture in the emergency department.

On-Demand Webinars

  • 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.

  • Presenter: Dr. Gregory Schultz

    Normal healing of acute skin wounds proceeds through the four sequential phases of hemostasis, inflammation, repair, and remodeling. However, if contaminating planktonic bacteria are able to proliferate and generate biofilm communities, it leads to chronic inflammation that produces persistently elevated levels of proteases and reactive oxygen species that destroy proteins that are essential for healing (extracellular matrix, growth factors, receptors) eventually leading to a stalled, chronic wound.

  • Presenter: Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN

    While exudate is a necessary part of the wound healing process, it can create complications if not managed properly. Learn how different dressing types play a role in creating an optimal wound healing environment, and discover how a conforming foam dressing can help address dead space and exudate pooling.

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

    Despite advances in wound management technologies, the problem of chronic non-healing wounds continues.

  • Presenter: Dr. Diane Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN

    As wound care professionals, preventing wounds before they occur is a key concern in caring for our patient populations.

  • Presenter: Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA

    In a recent economic analysis of more than 8 million wounds, the estimated cost of care approached 100 billion dollars.