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Digital Seminar

Skin & Wound Care

Joan Junkin, RN, MSN
Full Day
Audio and Video
Apr 13, 2016
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


All of the essentials necessary for state-of-the-art care for your patients including:

  • Types of Wounds
  • Infection Control
  • Methods of Healing
  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Acute & Chronic Wounds
  • Best Use of Wound Products

As budgets shrink and those with a wound present more challenging comorbidities, we can sharpen our practices in order to prevent or heal wounds more effectively. Join us as we explore the tools needed to navigate that minefield. Busy clinicians often don’t have time to view the latest guidelines and science, so this information will be presented in a way that makes it easy to incorporate into your practice. Joan Junkin is passionate about skin health and wound healing, but also recognizes that caregivers need endorphins as much as patients do. Therefore, you can expect occasional doses of humor to sweeten the day, along with the best interventions, devices and modalities available.

We’ll focus on methods proven to prevent or speed healing for the especially challenging diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, those related to lower extremity edema and vascular ulcers. Joan provides a fresh perspective to help with the ever difficult patient education and motivation. A big emphasis will be placed on infection control methods. This seminar is your one-stop shop for essentials to improve your wound prevention and treatment knowledge and skills.

If we want a better outcome for wound healing, we must change our practice! Join us as we learn to base our practice on the evidence that is available.


Keeping skin in balance: adding that ‘ounce of prevention’

  • Moisture, oil, bacteria, and acid balance - review of epidermal and dermal differences
  • Skin - first line of defense; how our skin manages to protect us and how we can help it succeed

Preventing traumatic skin injury

  • Skin tears, abrasions, tape burns
  • Simple methods of reducing friction between skin and other surfaces

Incontinence associated dermatitis

  • Prevention and treatment – evidence-informed international guidelines
  • Frequent incontinence needs high intensity prevention
    • Acidic skin cleanser and protectant necessary
    • Incontinence cloths can reduce friction, have acidic cleansers and built-in protectants
    • Under pads/protective garments

Accurately assessing the buttocks – pressure ulcers vs other common buttock ulcers

  • Location, shape, color, depth
  • Case studies using a systematic assessment method

Fecal incontinence

  • Steps to improve stool consistency
  • Collection devices pros and cons

Fungal rashes

  • Options of what to use and when to treat fungus
  • Natural ways to control and prevent re-infection

Wound healing essentials

  • Phases of healing a full-thickness ulcer
  • Wound assessment techniques
  • Team approach to wound healing, including the patient/family
  • Making use of nutrition and endorphins to speed healing

Wound bed preparation to assure best possible healing

  • Best cleansing - takes more than saline
  • Aggressive antiseptic cleansers
  • Biofilm - invisible shield for bacteria
  • Gentle and effective antiseptic wound cleansers

Debridement of non-viable tissues – an important part of infection control

  • Compare methods - each has pros and cons
  • Discuss new soft pad for mechanical debridement (breaks biofilm too)

Dressings help with moisture and bacterial balance in wounds

  • Many antiseptic dressings available – new category is germ traps
  • Super-absorbent options - not just foam and alginate any more
  • How to choose a dressing based on wound characteristics
  • How to decrease costs using products included on your buying contract

Modalities - physical science can be used to speed healing

Surgical wounds

  • Keeping incisions clean and dry to decrease dehiscence and infection
  • Negative pressure wound therapy bedside and single patient use models

Pressure Ulcers - 2014 international guidelines

  • Identify risks - how to intervene
  • Tools to use and prevention options
  • Pressure mapping and therapists who specialize in fitting for optimal cushion
  • Foam mattresses, air mattresses, chair cushions, foot protection boots – what options may be best for your facility’s situation/budget

Diabetic foot ulcers

  • Depression, vitamin D deficiency, neuropathy - how limbs and lives are lost
  • Off-loading methods
  • Utilizing written contracts

Advanced therapies - skin grafts, hyperbarics, autologous platelet concentrate

Arterial ulcers

  • Comparison of diagnostic methods
  • Re-vascularize if possible
  • Keep dry if not able to restore the flow

Edema related ulcers

  • Compression and elevation - tips to help them succeed
  • Infection control methods to prevent frequent stasis dermatitis and infections
  • Managing fibrin slough without causing trauma to legs

Lipedema and lymphedema

  • Assessment tips
  • Lymphedema therapy

Take home toolkit - helpful resources and how you can implement what you learned today at work tomorrow!


  1. Demonstrate and discuss strategies to minimize damage to high risk skin.
  2. Differentiate between skin care products and optimal use of options available.
  3. Identify and distinguish factors likely to stall wound healing.
  4. Analyze leg and foot wound characteristics of: neuropathic, arterial, and venous wounds.
  5. Identify characteristics of 6 categories of wound dressings.
  6. Compare and contrast 5 types of wound debridement.
  7. Outline goals for wound care in hospice and palliative care settings.
  8. Explain evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention practices and tools.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.


* 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 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.

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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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.

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.



Joan Junkin, RN, MSN's Profile

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Joan Junkin, RN, MSN, was introduced to wound care as a research analyst for the AHCPR (now AHRQ) panel that created the first ever pressure ulcer treatment guideline. After wound education and certification, she was the wound clinical nurse specialist for a 500-bed hospital and spent 10 years building an outpatient and inpatient program to improve wound outcomes. She conducted and published the first research documenting incontinence associated dermatitis prevalence in acute care and has published in several nursing and wound journals. Since 2008 she has devoted her time to teaching in 49 states and 5 provinces in Canada. This, along with her wound consulting business gives her a broad perspective. Joan is passionate about sharing essential information for healthcare providers with just enough humor to help navigate this challenging topic.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Joan Junkin is an independent contractor and has an employment relationship with UNMC College of Nursing. She receives a speaking honorarium from Sage, a Stryker company. Joan Junkin receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Joan Junkin is a member of the Association for Advancement of Wound Care.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Target Audience

Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Kim N

"great course"

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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