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Master the Most Challenging Wounds: The 50 BEST Solutions to Dramatically Improve Wound Healing

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  1. Catalogue products that provide antimicrobial protection for wounds without causing toxicity.
  2. Differentiate pros and cons of five methods of debridement.
  3. Appraise off-loading devices available for diabetic foot ulcers.
  4. Appraise the tools available for easy application of compression stockings.
  5. Anticipate challenges for choosing appropriate solutions for an intact seal when using negative pressure wound therapy.
  6. Examine application techniques for disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices.
  7. Defend the use of modalities for arterial insufficiency wounds based on research results provided.
  8. 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

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Wound Care Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators

Copyright : 04/17/2019

The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab

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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
  • Damage
    • IAD-incontinence Associated
  • Dermatitis
    • ITT-Intertrigo
    • Skin Tears
  • SKILL: Support periwound protection

Pressure Injuries

  • 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:
    • Cleansers
    • 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

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Educators
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators


  1. Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds.
  2. Identify and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies.
  3. Compare and contrast 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. Identify 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 : 09/10/2019

Wound Care Documentation: Assessment and Intervention Mistakes to Avoid

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Target Audience



  • 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


  1. Examine strategies to prevent medical devise-related pressure injuries.
  2. Predict wound healing based on presentation and interventions.
  3. Create wound care goals.
  4. Appraise challenges to seamlessly care across a healthcare continuum.
  5. Correlate wound healing goals with optimal nutrition.

Copyright : 12/11/2017