Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

December 09, 2021 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST
Presenter: Naz Wahab, MD, FAAFP, FAWPCA

It is common practice that compression is the "gold standard" treatment for addressing venous insufficiency. However, we must look beyond the simple choice of compression and further toward the choice of a compression system that is most suited to the patient's lifestyle, one that can provide consistent, continuous, and comfortable compression throughout the patient's wear-time no matter the lifestyle.

In addition to this, there are so many variations in treatment options for venous leg ulcers (VLUs) themselves that the options can be endless and daunting. One must consider how to properly address the chronic ulcers that may arise and how to choose a treatment path aligned with wound bed preparation to allow compression to work at its full potential.

In this product navigator, we will introduce a simple and streamlined approach to the standard treatment for VLUs: cleanse, dress, compress. Dr. Wahab will present data behind the importance of being selective in your choice of cleansing, dressing, and compressing. Along with the research presented, she will highlight a few cases from her own practice illustrating the benefits of this standard approach to VLUs.

December 17, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Presenter: Neesha Oozageer Gunowa MSc, PGCert, BSc, SPT, DN, RN, QN

Pressure injuries are, unfortunately, all too common in all areas of care. Studies have shown that patients with dark skin tones are more likely to develop full-thickness pressure injuries, and black patients are most likely to develop these injuries than any other ethnic group. It is suspected that a contributing cause of increased incidence in this population is due to difficulty recognizing early-stage pressure injuries in people with dark skin tones.

Currently, the majority of pressure injury assessments and staging education is centered on skin tones. This gap in education has put patients of color at increased risk of full-thickness pressure injury development. Current education standards should be adjusted to review pressure injury presentation across skin tones, so clinicians are better prepared to provide care to all patients.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Have an awareness of the research addressing skin tone bias through the lens of pressure injuries in nurse education.
  • Be given practical tips and considerations when assessing peoples skin with dark skin tones to ensure effective wound treatment and preventative care.
  • Gain increased confidence in the early detection of pressure injuries in people with dark skin tones and understand some of the language to aid your practice.

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