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Skin & Wound Care

Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON®
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Jun 23, 2016
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Course Description:
Pressure ulcers and other wound and skin issues are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, regulatory scrutiny and lawsuits. They are a hot topic in any health care arena. Facilities are seeing greater scrutiny and penalties for failure to deliver evidence-based and up-to-date wound and skin care, and the need to have a well-educated and trained staff.
Heidi Huddleston Cross will provide you with the latest assessment, prevention and treatment strategies for skin and wound care. She will discuss wound and skin assessment, wound bed preparation and debridement, as well as the best skin care products and practices for cleansing, moisturizing, and protection.
This seminar is geared toward busy health care professionals interested in expanding their overall understanding of skin and wound care, and improving the quality of care for their patients. Heidi is a sought-after presenter, and is sure to bring your knowledge and skill to a new level, with improved outcomes and decreased costs. Plan to attend this important one-day educational event!



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Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON®'s Profile

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Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON®, is a board-certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience caring for wound and ostomy patients in acute care and long-term care. Currently, Heidi is employed by a surgical group providing consultation for nursing homes and has her own independent practice as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys. She has contributed in numerous ways to her specialty, including serving as chair of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board examination committee, co-chair of the Wound and Ostomy Nurses Society National Conference Planning Committee ostomy track, and peer review for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Heidi Cross has an employment relationship with CNY Surgical Physicians. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Heidi Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, the American Nurses Association, and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

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  1. Overview of Evidence-based Skin & Wound Care Practices
    1. Guidelines
    2. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    3. Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society
    4. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
  2. Skin: A Vital Organ
    1. Skin functions and anatomy
    2. Geriatric skin
    3. K eeping skin healthy
  3. Wound Assessment: When Things Go Wrong
    1. Phases of wound healing
    2. Acute vs. chronic wounds
    3. Prevention of skin issues, particularly pressure ulcers
  4. Wound Assessment: A Very Good Place to Start
    1. Thorough history and physical
    2. Identify risk factors
    3. Contributory risk factors: intrinsic and extrinsic
    4. Location, location, location
    5. Dimensions
    6. Undermining/tunneling
    7. Wound bed
    8. Wound margins
    9. Exudate
    10. Peri-wound tissue
    11. Is that wound infected?
      1. MRSA
      2. Osteomyelitis
  5. Wound Dressings and Treatment
    1. Moist wound healing
    2. Dressing types
    3. Silver and other antimicrobial dressings
    4. Negative pressure therapy
    5. Nutrition
    6. Loading and support
  6. Wound Bed Preparation and Debridement
    1. Autolytic
    2. Enzymatic
    3. Mechanical
    4. Conservative sharp
    5. Surgical
    6. Yikes! Maggots . . .
  7. Types of Wounds: Know Thine Enemy
    1. Pressure ulcers and staging
    2. Incontinence associated dermatitis
    3. Venous stasis ulcers
    4. Lymphedema
    5. Lower extremity arterial disease
    6. Lower extremity neuropathic disease
    7. Skin tears/adhesive injuries
  8. Palliative Care and Regulatory Issues
    1. Palliative care: when enough is enough
    2. Acute care: Present on Admission (POA) codes
    3. Long Term Care: MDS 3.0
    4. Home care: OASIS-C



  1. Discuss evidence-based practice, identifying guidelines.
  2. Identify factors that affect wound healing.
  3. Describe the essential components of wound and skin assessment, including pressure ulcer staging.
  4. Explain evidence-based skin and wound care, and dressings and treatments.
  5. Compare the different types of wound debridement.
  6. Discuss venous, arterial, and diabetic ulcers.
  7. Examine palliative and regulatory issues.



Target Audience

Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals


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