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Digital Seminar

Certificate Course on Pressure Injuries: Advanced Strategies for Prevention, Assessment & Treatment


Faculty:
Heidi Huddleston Cross
Duration:
5 Hours 47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 28, 2018
Product Code:
POS077815
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Pressure injury prevention, assessment and treatment. This is such complex and specialized care to provide to patients. There are co-morbidities to consider, rising costs, ever changing regulations and increased scrutiny. Do you feel confident you are up-to-date on the latest evidence that should be guiding your pressure injury decision making?

Prevention
As a frontline health care provider, you play a critical role in preventing pressure injuries from ever occurring - or not developing again. This course will provide you with the most need-to-know knowledge to effectively achieve your goals in a cost effective and evidence-based manner. Discussion will focus on the best in pressure injury prevention, including: risk factor reduction, standards of care, root cause analysis, support surface options, nutritional factors and repositioning frequency.

Assessment
Once a pressure injury develops, it is critical that it is promptly identified and assessed so proper treatment can begin. Rest assured….you will get everything you need to know when it comes to pressure injury staging, recognition of wound infection, avoidable vs. unavoidable wounds and the ability to differentiate pressure injuries from moisture associated skin breakdown.

Treatment
Once a pressure injury has been thoroughly assessed, the appropriate treatment plan needs to be implemented as quickly as possible to avoid deterioration and complications. You will take away the best knowledge and insights in pressure injury treatment, to include: wound bed preparation, debridement options, the newest product selection options hitting the market, cost-effective considerations, and when antimicrobial dressings should be used.

In addition to all the clinical insights to be gained, valuable documentation tips will be shared so that going forward you appropriately reflect your practice, protect your license, and avoid legal risks. You are guaranteed to increase your confidence, effectiveness, and career opportunities with this Certificate Course on Pressure Ulcers. Sign up today…to advance your overall wound care practice, improve patient outcomes, and receive a certificate of professional recognition!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test 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 cepesi@pesi.com 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 5.7 contact hours. Expires: 02/28/2021.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 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

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.


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 5.7 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com 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.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Heidi Huddleston Cross Related seminars and products: 7

MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWOCN


Heidi Huddleston Cross is currently a Nurse Practitioner in wound and ostomy care at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and as a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN). Heidi has extensive experience in outpatient wound care, and serves as a consultant for long-term care facilities.
Heidi is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™, and traveled to Russia with the WOCN as part of the People to People Ambassador program. She is and has been a participant or chair of multiple national committees related to wound and ostomy care, including chair of the WOCN Certification Board exam committee, and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel guidelines committee. She is active with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), having spoken at regional and national conferences. In 2008, she received the UOAA Ostomy Nurse of the Year award and, in 2011, the Convatec Great Comebacks Nurse of the Year award. She is published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, as well as in the Journal of Wound Technology, and has done legal case review as an expert witness in wound care.
Heidi is a sought-after speaker, and is passionate about wound and ostomy care. She loves to teach healthcare professionals with the goal of bringing knowledge about this topic to a new level, incorporating evidence-based practice. In this small way, Heidi hopes to improve care for wound and ostomy patients nationwide.
Disclosures:
Financial: Heidi H. Cross is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Heidi H. Cross has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators

Objectives

  1. Explain the best pressure injury prevention practices, using the most up-to-date guidelines.
  2. Evaluate pressure injury risks based on extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors.
  3. Explore optimal measures for skin and nutrition maintenance.
  4. Recommend the current best practices related to repositioning and support surface selection.
  5. Examine proper wound assessment techniques and practices.
  6. Analyze the current controversies surrounding the staging of pressure injuries.
  7. Recognize wound infection and other complications.
  8. Differentiate between avoidable and unavoidable pressure injuries.
  9. Explain the importance of proper wound bed preparation.
  10. Explore evidence based wound care dressing selection.
  11. Appraise advanced wound dressing and therapy options.
  12. Criticize documentation examples to learn how to avoid legal pitfalls.

Outline

Pressure Injury Prevention
Evidence Based Guidelines
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society
The Etiology of Pressure Injuries
  • Mechanical load: Magnitude and time
  • Mechanisms that lead to tissue damage
Risk Factors and Risk Assessment
  • Assessing risk using the Braden Scale correctly
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors - you need to know
  • Skin and tissue assessment
Practice Tips for Prevention
  • Skin care: Moisturization is key
  • Repositioning frequency: Is it really every 2 hours?
  • Get those heels up!
  • The RIGHT surface at the RIGHT time
The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Injury Development
  • Lab values
  • Avoiding unintentional weight loss
Pressure Injury Assessment
Wound Assessment
  • Look at the whole patient, not just the hole in your patient
  • Necessary elements of wound assessments
  • Decisions, decisions: Is it incontinence associated dermatitis or a pressure ulcer?
Pressure Injury Staging
  • Deep tissue injury and medical device related injuries
  • Controversies
  • STAGING QUIZ!!!
Wound Infection and Complications
  • The emerging role of biofilms
  • NERDS and STONEES - huh?
  • Sepsis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Malignancy
  • Recurrence
Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Injuries
  • Skin failure
  • Kennedy Terminal Ulcers
Skin Changes at Life’s End (SCALE)
  • F-Tag 314
  • WOCN document
  • Antibiotic therapy
Pressure Injury Treatment
Wound Bed Preparation
  • The principle of TIME
  • Importance of cleansing
  • Debridement: What works, when and how
Basic Wound Dressings
  • The importance of moist wound healing
What needs to be on every formular
Vendor support and caveats
Advanced Wound Dressings and Therapies
  • When do we need to step it up and to what?
Antimicrobial dressings
  • There are so many……how to choose
  • Silver
  • Honey
  • Hydrofera Blue
  • PHMB
Iodosorb
  • Dakin’s Solution and vinegar (yes, we still use it)
  • Hypochlorous Acid
  • Sorbact
Collagen dressings
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Other modalities
Surgical Repair
  • Skin grafts vs. flaps
Documentation Tips
  • What you need to know and what MUST be in the record
  • Examples of good documentation
  • Tips to keep yourself out of court

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