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Wound Care: Taking Action for Successful Wound Healing
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Learn how to take action in wound care to promote successful wound healing. If chosen carefully, dressings and other wound care products can help us reach priority wound healing goals! In this recording you will learn:

  • Moisture balance (moist wound bed and dry skin around it)
  • Bacterial balance (keeping the count down to a tolerable level)
  • Decreased cross-contamination
  • Avoiding budget breakers- such as daily dressing changes and too frequent changing of high cost dressings

OUTLINE

Optimal environment for a healable wound

  • How to keeping bacterial counts down in the wound
  • Infection control, wound cleansers, dressings, debridement

Moisture balance plus budget balance for wound care -achieved mostly by judicious use of dressings

  • Smart dressings (these donate moisture to dry wounds; absorb any excess exudate)
  • Germ control dressings help us with bacterial balance

Putting it all together- developing your wound care product formulary

  • Wound characteristics that count the most for the care plan
  • Match wound characteristics to the dressing that fits the needs of each wound

Modalities

  • Electrical stimulation stimulates healing at all phases
  • Ultrasound therapy includes non-contact option that takes pain out of the therapeutic equation

Grafts

  • Autografts now include an outpatient option in addition to surgical choices
  • Allografts include those with living cells or acellular human tissue
  • Xenografts use collagen matrix from our animal friends to assist the healing process

OBJECTIVES

  • Name 2 of the newer bacterial ‘trap’ type dressings that immobilize bacteria
  • Modify a wound care plan as exudate levels change or signs of stalling out occur
  • List 2 appropriate indications for using gauze dressings for more than 24 hours after surgery
  • Choose a dressing most appropriate for a highly exudating wound
  • Select a dressing most appropriate for a dry to minimally exudating wound
  • Recognize that ‘smart’ dressings donate moisture to a dry wound and absorb exudate from an exuding wound

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to PESI, Inc., PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

PESI would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.

Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS, CWOCN

Joan Junkin, MSN, CNS, chose a wound care specialization in 1992 after working as a research analyst for the first pressure ulcer treatment guidelines. Her wound care education was through MD Anderson Cancer Center with ANCC board certification following in 1997. She has primarily shared her wound expertise in the acute care, outpatient and long-term care settings. In 2014, she was tapped as consultant for the international best-practice consensus document on incontinenceassociated dermatitis prevention and treatment. When not traveling to teach, Joan provides clinical consults in her region to remain in touch with bedside realities.

Joan has contributed to the science with published research and as invited faculty at WOCN and SAWC conferences. Her clinical focus for wound care has been in the acute, outpatient and long-term care settings. In the WOCN society, Joan has chaired the national committee for accrediting wound, ostomy and incontinence nursing (WOCN) education programs and has been president of her state WOCN group. Joan’s passion for education and evidence-informed practice come through clearly in each of her presentations, which have been held at locations in all 50 of our states and three Canadian provinces.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joan Junkin is the Owner of The Healing Touch, Inc. She is on the speaker’s bureau for Sage Products Inc. Ms. Junkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Joan Junkin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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