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Wound Care Documentation: Assessment and Intervention Mistakes to Avoid

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN
3 Hours 14 Minutes
Dec 11, 2017
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Wound care is a specialty for a reason. Correct etiology assignment, diagnostics, treatment, and documentation are essential pieces of knowledge in the successful management of wounds.  While this video training will focus more specifically on documentation, the assessment and intervention are the key factors to accurately reflect in the historical notes made. 

Kim Saunders, MSN/Ed, RN, CWON®, CFCN, will break down her practice tips as far as what you MUST start including in your charting.  As you consider development of an initial plan of care for a newly identified wound or an evolving treatment plan to address a non-healing wound, there are considerations that need to be made clear in your written thought process.

Fascinating and complicated patient scenarios will be presented during this discussion.  You will have the time to critically think through what went right... and what went wrong…in comprehensive wound care both documented and provided.  Learn now how to avoid the mistakes that could lead you down a frightening path, confronting personal or professional litigation.  


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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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Target Audience



  • Wound Healing
    • The complicated phases of healing
    • Ways to reduce the risk factors that contribute to nonhealing
  • Wound Assessment
    • Skin tones
    • Clues regarding wound etiology
    • Predicting wound healing
    • Wound bed descriptors
  • Principles of Wound Management
    • Wound care goals
    • Developing the comprehensive plan of care
    • Challenges to seamless care across healthcare continuum
  • Nutrition Assessment
    • Align a patient’s nutritional needs with the wound healing goals
    • Address the compromised nutritional status
    • Specific nutritional needs for a pressure injury
  • Special Populations
    • Neonates, geriatrics, bariatrics, spinal cord injuries
  • Pressure Injuries
    • NPUAP definitions & staging
    • Assessment tools, documentation, & treatment of DTPI
    • Mucosal pressure injuries
    • Medical devise-related pressure injuries
    • Pressure injuries in the critically ill patient
    • Skin failure
  • MARSI & Abrasions
    • Types of medical-adhesive related skin injuries
  • Mechanical Injuries: Top-down
    • Top-down vs bottom-up tissue damage
    • Moisture-associated skin damage
    • Skin tear assessment and treatment


  1. Examine strategies to prevent medical devise-related pressure injuries.
  2. Predict wound healing based on presentation and interventions.
  3. Create wound care goals.
  4. Appraise challenges to seamlessly care across a healthcare continuum.
  5. Correlate wound healing goals with optimal nutrition.



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Alicia G

"this was one of the best wound courses i have ever taken!!!"

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