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Digital Seminar

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

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN
6 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 23, 2017
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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!



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.

Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN's Profile

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WOC Consulting, LLC


Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN, has extensive experiences as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse across a variety of settings, including acute care, hospice, home health and skilled nursing facilities. As a respected expert in her field, Kim evolved her practice to be able to more fully share her insights as co-owner of WOC Consulting, LLC. In this role, she consults with healthcare systems on a variety of challenges that develop related to wound, ostomy, and incontinence-associated dermatitis. Some of the special projects her knowledge has been sought for include: guiding standardization of wound care formularies and pressure-relieving device selections, as well as a myriad of other processes to standardize and improve upon existing skin and wound care delivery. Her wound care experience goes beyond trouble-shooting the most challenging of patient wounds. It also includes expertise regarding the increasingly important ability to incorporate cost-effective care and reimbursement considerations at the bedside.

Kim is an active member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ and the Advanced Wound Care Society. She has traveled the country extensively to deliver practice-changing wound care trainings to experienced healthcare professionals.  Kim is also the author of the Wound Care Pocket Guide: Clinical Reference, Second Edition (PESI, 2017).


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kim Saunders is the owner of WOC Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kim Saunders is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society.  

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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
  • Moisture-Associated
  • Shearing & Friction
  • Neuropathic
  • Surgical, Crush Injuries & Compartment Syndrome
  • Microbial
  • Classification of Gluteal Cleft & Buttock Wounds

Wounds and Bacteria

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



  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.

Target Audience

Athletic Trainers, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 31


Teresa H

"Excellent presentation"

Glenda B

"nice program, very informative"

Anneke A

"Learned a great deal from this course that I can apply to my career"

Kim T

"Very user friendly course with worksheets to follow, great overall learning experience with a great teacher, much knowledge of wounds noted and can explain very well."

Jean M

"Kim was extremely knowledgeable and thorough--was a great learning opportunity. Thank you!"

Deone W

"Course was very interesting and informative!"

Molly K

"Awesome course. Thank you!"

Mahlet T

"I learned valuable lesson to help me improve wound care "

Bridget M

"I thought that this was the BEST presenter. Time flew and I learned so much. Will look out for more of her presentations"

Jillian L

"Good course, knowledgeable instructor"

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