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Intensive Skin and Wound Care Course Day 2: Mastering Advanced Wound Care

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN
5 Hours 49 Minutes
Mar 24, 2017
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  • Comprehensive wound problem-solving skills for the experienced wound or advanced practice clinician
  • Clinical wound infection differentiation STONEES (deep infection) vs. NERDS (local infection)
  • Surgical site infection prevention
  • Treatment of complicated surgical wounds
  • Neonatal specialized wound care
  • Deep tissue injuries severity scale, predictive risk assessment tools and more

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!

Attend this course and gain the advanced assessment skills and product knowledge you need to accurately match treatment plans with the presented wound care challenges. Go beyond the reach of most healthcare organizations concerning the utilization of dressings and treatment. Improve your understanding of infection control with the latest updates on drug-resistant organisms and antibiotic guidelines. Learn skills to accurately assess and manage atypical wounds, prevent and manage fistulas in large abdominal wounds, and manage complicated trunk wounds. You will be able to put that knowledge into practice as you learn how to judiciously use wound cleansers and antiseptic dressings to keep infection at bay.

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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Nurses - California Nurses

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

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Nurses - 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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Nurses - 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 7.6 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.

Occupational Therapists - 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 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists - 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.

Physical Therapists - 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 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.

Physical Therapists - 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.

Physical Therapists - 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.

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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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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Core Assessment & Treatment per Etiology

  • Arterial & Venous UPDATED GUIDELINES
  • Shearing & Friction
  • Neuropathic
  • Surgical, Crush Injuries & Compartment Syndrome

Vasopressor Agents in the Critical Care

  • Relationship to Pressure Ulcers
  • Deep Tissue Injuries
  • Ultrasound & DTI
  • Classification of Gluteal Cleft & Buttocks Wounds

Management of Wounds of Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND): Executive Summary

  • LEND Guideline Recommendations
  • Interventions for LEND Ulcers
  • Prevention & Education
  • Consider Adjunctive Treatments

Neonatal Care

  • Use of Leptospermum Honey
  • Pectin Barrier for Skin Injury
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Wounds and Bacteria

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

Surgical Wounds

  • Perspectives in Prevention & Treatment of Surgical Site Infections
  • Superficial Incision SSI
  • Deep Incisional SSI
  • Organ/Space SSI




  1. Predict expected work-up per wound etiology.
  2. Connect vasopressors & surgery to pressure ulcers.
  3. Formulate the recommendations for wound management guidelines for Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND).
  4. Implement strategies for prevention of hospital-acquired condition: surgical site infections.
  5. Manage neonate wounds through evidence-based research.
  6. Describe the updated guidelines for pressure injuries and lower extremity ulcers.
  7. Explain the healing pattern of a venous stasis ulcer and explain the possibility of a mixed disease.
  8. Describe the adjunctive therapies applicable to heal a pressure injury.

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


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