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Intensive Skin and Wound Care Course: Core Skin & Wound Assessment & Treatment: Module 1

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  • Core skin and wound assessment skills
  • Wound product categories: When to use, how to use, and when not to use
  • Topical therapy triage
  • Treatment skills per wound etiology

Wound care treatment in today’s healthcare environment is as challenging as ever. A wide variety of new treatment options, changing protocol guidelines and an ever-growing list of product choices can leave even those familiar with wound care questioning which path is best to follow. Attend this seminar and have those questions answered!

This course focuses on the essential skills required to provide state-of-the art care to wound care patients. Gain the tools necessary to overcome everyday frustrations and challenges associated with assessing and treating common wounds. Learn when and how to use wound care products and leave with clinical tips and strategies derived from evidence-based research and extensive clinical experience.

By attending this seminar you will gain a wealth of knowledge in proper wound care that goes beyond the skills you learned in school. Become a powerful part of the solution and a high-valued asset for your facility by attending and taking your wound care skills beyond basic to state-of-the-art!

 

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Outline

Wound Bed Terminology

  • Epithelization & Granulation
  • Slough & Eschar
  • Tunneling & Undermining
  • Proliferative & Non-Proliferative Wound Edges

Drainage Differentiation

  • Sanguineous & Sero-sanguineous
  • Serous & Purulent
  • Lymph & Fistula

Systemic Considerations

  • Aging
  • Nutrition
  • Steroids
  • Vascular

Wound Products Determination by Wound Question

  • Wet or Dry
  • Flat or Depth
  • Bacterial Concerns
  • Protect from Incontinence
  • Match Wound Etiology with Recommended Products

Core Assessment & Treatment per Etiology

  • Arterial & Venous UPDATED GUIDELINES
  • Pressure UPDATED GUIDELINES
  • Moisture-Associated
  • Shearing & Friction
  • Neuropathic
  • Surgical, Crush Injuries & Compartment Syndrome
  • Skin Tear UPDATED TREATMENT GUIDELINES
  • Microbial
  • Classification of Gluteal Cleft & Buttock Wounds

​Wounds and Bacteria

  • ​Contamination, Colonization, Critical
  • Colonization, Biofilm, Infection
  • STONEES & NERDS
  • Culture Standards: Levine Swab, Tissue,
  • Aspiration, Bone

Objectives

  1. Explain core assessment skills of the skin and wound.
  2. Describe wound presentation with appropriate wound product.
  3. Evaluate etiology of wound per location, clinical history, and wound characteristics.
  4. “STONEES & NERDS” – differentiate systemic vs. local wound infection.
  5. Describe the updated guidelines for skin tears.
  6. Evaluate etiology of wound per location, clinical history, and wound characteristics.

Copyright : 03/23/2017

Intensive Skin and Wound Care Course: Core Skin & Wound Assessment & Treatment: Module 2

Copyright : 03/23/2017

The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab: Module 1

In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive live webcast and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING!

Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Kim Saunders, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence.

Take your understanding of wound care to the next level with this hands-on, interactive clinical lab recording.

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Objectives

  1. Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds.
  2. Catalogue and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies.
  3. Analyze 6 terms used to document peri-wound status.
  4. Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model.
  5. Analyze and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications.
  6. Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.

Outline

Wound Bed Tissue Types: Presentation & Treatment

  • Epithelial Tissue
  • Granulation Tissue
    • Healthy Granulation
    • Hypergranulation
  • Fibrin
    • Scaffolding for granulation
    • Characteristics of presentation
  • Necrotic - When to remove, when to leave alone
    • Slough - Devitalized, must be debrided
    • Eschar - Devitalized
    • Dry Gangrene - Necrosis/Tissue Demise

Wound Margin Issues and Strategies

  • Epiboly - Rolled Edges
  • Hyperkeratotic - Dry, Calloused Edges
  • Jagged
  • Epithelialization
  • Peri-Wound Issues
    • Macerated
    • Desiccated
    • Erythema
    • Indurated
    • Atrophic/Fibrotic
    • Fluctuant

Characteristics of Common Wounds

  • Phases of Healing
  • Etiology, Appearance, Location, Exudates
    • Arterial Insufficiency
    • Venous Insufficiency
    • Diabetic/Neuropathic
    • Pressure Ulcers - Demystifying Staging
    • Skin Tears

Hands-On Clinical Lab

  • Using the latest in wound care model technology, participate in skill-based exercises in:
    • Wound staging
    • Tissue type identification
    • Proper measuring techniques
    • Tunneling/Undermining
    • Wound care product awareness and application

HANDS-ON LAB

Wound Care Products

  • Characteristics of Each Dressing Category
    • Hydrogel, Hydrocolloid, Collagen
    • Calcium Alginate/Hydrofiber
    • Silver products, Foam, Honey
    • Multi-layer compression
    • Gauze/Composite
    • Exudate determines dressing

Strategies to Select Primary Dressings for:

  • Dry/Minimally Draining Wounds
    • Hydrogel
    • Oil emulsions
    • Ringer's Lactate impregnated
    • Combinations
  • Moderate/Heavy/Copious drainage
    • Alginates/Hydrofibers
    • Topical Medications
  • Critically Colonized/Infected Wounds
    • Silver Dressings
    • Silver Alginates/Hydrofibers, Hydrogels and Collagens
    • Antimicrobial impregnated dressings
    • Enzymatic debriders
    • Cleansing agents and other topicals
  • Proper Application and Cost Considerations
  • Alternative Options and Substitutions

Copyright : 03/13/2019

The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab: Module 2

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds.
  2. Catalogue and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies.
  3. Analyze 6 terms used to document peri-wound status.
  4. Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model.
  5. Analyze and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications.
  6. Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.

Copyright : 03/13/2019

The Ultimate HANDS-ON Wound Care Clinical Lab Demonstration

Wound bed descriptors, wound dressing products, and ulcer characteristics provide challenges even for the experienced clinician. Using wound models, this hands-on video provides assessment skills through the demonstration of proper technique and product assessment. You will learn application demonstrations of most product categories- including more challenging applications of negative pressure wound therapy and compression wraps. 
This recording provides an ongoing method of education for professionals, especially where the clinician must gain knowledge of various wound products options to fit the caregiver and living conditions.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate and identify an appropriate wound assessment
  2. Demonstrate accurate measurement of wounds and documentation of tunneling & undermining
  3. Discuss indications, implementation, precautions for each wound product category
  4. Establish a method for topical therapy triage using acronym DIWAMOPI to remember therapy triage goals

Outline

  • Wound Assessment
    • Distinguish tissue types: viable, non-viable
    • Debridement options
    • Hands-on demonstrations: measurements, tunneling & undermining, and staging of pressure ulcers
  • Wound Products
    • Identify categories for wound products and what is appropriate for the wound
    • Hands-On demonstration of product examples
  • Topical Triage
    • Enhanced retention of skills with demonstration of proper wound dressing on various model-wound presentations

Copyright : 10/30/2015