Full Course Description
Master the Most Challenging Wounds: The 50 BEST Solutions to Dramatically Improve Wound Healing
- Catalogue products that provide antimicrobial protection for wounds without causing toxicity.
- Differentiate pros and cons of five methods of debridement.
- Appraise off-loading devices available for diabetic foot ulcers.
- Appraise the tools available for easy application of compression stockings.
- Anticipate challenges for choosing appropriate solutions for an intact seal when using negative pressure wound therapy.
- Examine application techniques for disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices.
- Defend the use of modalities for arterial insufficiency wounds based on research results provided.
- Evaluate lower extremity pumps safe for use with arterial insufficiency.
Infection Control Solutions: Bacterial loads, Debridement Devices, Maggots and Biofilm
- Surfactants and non-toxic antiseptics to decrease bacterial load
- Debridement devices allow all clinicians to provide excellent mechanical debridement
- Don’t discount maggots - latest research results
- Update on biofilm research findings
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Solutions: Circulation Challenges, Off-loading and Complex Healing
- Circulation criteria before debriding
- Off-loading devices help you comply with the latest guidelines
- Research to address the complex healing challenges
Edema-Caused Leg Ulcer Solutions: Address Edema, Compression Options and Slough Interventions
- Address circulation and edema first
- Numerous compression products and donning devices (adequate arterial flow)
- One compression device or pumps (inadequate arterial flow)
- Speed up healing through new interventions to address the challenges with slough
Complex Pressure Ulcer Solutions: Tools and Algorithms to Take Back to Work
- Microclimate management tools and techniques to treat
- Repositioning tools
- Support surface algorithm
- Nutrition recommendations from current guidelines
Open Surgical Wound Solutions: Negative Pressure Devices, Instillation Therapy, Isolate a Fistula
- Use the wide variety of negative pressure devices effectively
- Why a leased device for high exudate
- Disposable options for low to moderate exudate Instillation therapy combined with negative pressure
- Devices to isolate a fistula
Arterial Insufficiency Wound Solutions: Diagnosis, Treatment Modalities, Arteriovenous Pumps
- New diagnostic options
- Research results by therapy modality
- Arterio-venous pumps
The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab
Wound Assessment Strategies
- Tissue types/wound bed evaluation Necrotic tissue, granulation, hyper granulation, agranular
- Phases of wound healing , chronicity
- Factors impacting wound healing
- SKILL: Techniques for accurate wound measurements
Top Down Skin Injuries
- MARSI Medical Adhesive Associated Skin Damage
- MASD Moisture Associated Skin
- IAD-incontinence Associated
- Skin Tears
- SKILL: Support periwound protection
- Demystify staging
- Prevention: What have you overlooked?
- Risk assessment
- Treatment and dressing selection
- SKILL: Executing the risk assessment
Lower Extremity Wounds
- Arterial, venous, neuropathic
- Differentiate etiologies
- Appropriate therapies
- SKILL: Practice compression wrapping
Fistula and Ostomie
- Types of diverion
- Pouch Selection
- SKILL: Pouch application
Strategies for Topical Dressing Selection
- Dressing selection process – samples to compare
- When is gauze appropriate?
- Essential toolkit items:
- Debridement options
- Gels, collagen
- Absorptive products, foam
- Antimicrobial, silver
- Heavy drainage versus minimal
- Large area wounds
- Dress difficult locations, tracts and undermining
- SKILL: Select dressing protocol for various wounds
- Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds.
- Differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies.
- Contrast 6 terms used to document peri-wound status.
- Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model.
- Categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications.
- Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.
Wound Care Documentation: Assessment and Intervention Mistakes to Avoid
- Wound Healing
- The complicated phases of healing
- Ways to reduce the risk factors that contribute to nonhealing
- Wound Assessment
- Skin tones
- Clues regarding wound etiology
- Predicting wound healing
- Wound bed descriptors
- Principles of Wound Management
- Wound care goals
- Developing the comprehensive plan of care
- Challenges to seamless care across healthcare continuum
- Nutrition Assessment
- Align a patient’s nutritional needs with the wound healing goals
- Address the compromised nutritional status
- Specific nutritional needs for a pressure injury
- Special Populations
- Neonates, geriatrics, bariatrics, spinal cord injuries
- Pressure Injuries
- NPUAP definitions & staging
- Assessment tools, documentation, & treatment of DTPI
- Mucosal pressure injuries
- Medical devise-related pressure injuries
- Pressure injuries in the critically ill patient
- Skin failure
- MARSI & Abrasions
- Types of medical-adhesive related skin injuries
- Mechanical Injuries: Top-down
- Top-down vs bottom-up tissue damage
- Moisture-associated skin damage
- Skin tear assessment and treatment
- Examine strategies to prevent medical devise-related pressure injuries.
- Predict wound healing based on presentation and interventions.
- Create wound care goals.
- Appraise challenges to seamlessly care across a healthcare continuum.
- Correlate wound healing goals with optimal nutrition.