Corporate Programs

SEMINAR AND WEBINAR PROGRAM TOPICS

Bariatric & Skin Fold Management (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify 3 factors that are challenging to Bariatric wound healing.
  • Discuss 3 different types of skin problems associated with obesity.
  • Review treatments and prevention interventions for the obese population.
Description: This session focuses on the skin integrity of bariatric patients, as well as different types of skin problems associated with obesity. We will offer practical suggestions for preventing and treating these patients while discussing physiological requirements and complications of wound healing associated with obesity.
 

Diabetic Foot Exam Made Easy (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify 5 required components of a comprehensive diabetes foot exam.
  • Demonstrate diabetes monofilament sensory test.
Description: Clinical practice guidelines recommend that all individuals with diabetes should be screened annually at a minimum to establish their risk of foot ulceration and amputation. This session will provide step by step instructions and documentation forms for performing a comprehensive diabetic foot screening based upon the American Diabetes Association® Foot Care Task Force guidelines.
 

Debridement Options: BEAMS Made Easy (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • List 5 major types of debridement.
  • Understand the difference between selective and nonselective methods.
  • Identify appropriate use of the major types of debridement.
Description: Five major options for debridement; Biological/Biosurgical, Enzymatic (Chemical), Autolytic, Mechanical and Sharps. This session’s focus is on tissue management and how to choose the most appropriate method for individual patients.
 

Differentiation of the BIG 3: Venous, Arterial and Diabetic Wounds (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic, and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance, and characteristics.
Description: Includes overview of tissue assessment for key clinical characteristics, ankle brachial index, and causes, risk factors, and distinguishing clinical findings for arterial, neuropathic, and venous ulcers of the lower extremity.
 

Expert Wound Solutions: What Treatment Should I Order? (2 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • List 5 valuable rules for required for wound healing.
  • Select treatment options based upon wound base characteristics, etiology, and goal of care.
  • Describe 3 options for difficult to dress wounds.
Description: This session will discuss concepts and topical treatment options related to chronic wound healing including review of five most valuable rules for wound healing, treatment goals and topical product options based upon wound bed tissue, characteristics and etiology.
 

Fistula Management Made Easy (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify two causes of fistula development.
  • Discuss three different fistulas to include assessment, identification and treatment.
  • Discuss at least two ways to manage various types of fistulas with or without pouches.
Description: A fistula is an opening that is usually in two areas of the body that are normally not connected. It can occur in many parts of the body and may not always be so easy to manage. Some may heal on their own while others may require treatment. They can interrupt the day to-day bodily functions, and be embarrassing for the patient. Join us and learn how to do a proper fistula assessment. We will also talk about how to manage fistulas with or without pouches.
 

“Get the Skinny: Common but Seldom Discussed Skin Issues in Adults & Geriatric Population (2 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize different types of skin lesions based upon their clinical characteristics.
  • Describe types and characteristics of 3 common traumatic wounds frequently seen in the geriatric population.
  • Describe types and characteristics of 3 common inflammatory skin conditions frequently seen in the adult population.
  • Differentiate types of moisture associated skin damage and list interventions for treatment.
Description: This session will discuss terminology and identifying characteristics of primary and secondary skin lesions and various common dermatologic and traumatic wounds frequently observed in the adult and geriatric population. In addition, characteristics and interventions for moisture associated skin damage
 

Is it Pressure? (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify factors and characteristics needed to determine the etiology of pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, mucosal pressure injury, and moisture associated skin damage.
Description: Identifying the incorrect etiology of a wound can delay healing, waste money or even get you in big trouble. In this session, learn how to differentiate between pressure and other wounds including: moisture associated skin damage (MASD), diabetic foot ulcers, mucosal pressure injury, suspected deep tissue injury or bruise, friction, and split gluteal fold or skin tear.
 

Is it Really Infected? How Do I Really Know? (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify common characteristics of contaminated and infected wounds.
  • Recognize when interventions are required to decrease bacteria levels in wounds.
Description: All chronic wounds have bacteria residing in them, determining how much and how severe is an important factor for healing and for some it can mean the difference between life and death. This session will review how to determine if a wound is infected, including; characteristics of bacteria in chronic and surgical wounds, diagnostics, Osteomyelitis, Bio-films, Diabetic Foot Infections and much more.
 

Insider Secrets and Topical Wound Dressings (5-6 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify 5 concepts required to heal a wound.
  • Discuss barriers to wound healing.
  • Choose appropriate topical wound treatment based upon individual needs.
Description: In plain, simple language explore the mysteries of wound care and learn how to crack the code for faster wound healing and learn to “Dress for Success” with this comprehensive review of topical wound management products. Session includes: Up-to-date tips and techniques to overcome obstacles in wound healing, separating the “myths” from “reality”, 5 most valuable concepts required to heal a wound, Top 10 Must Have topical wound treatments, 12 common barriers to wound healing along with how to remove them, and detailed who, what, where, when, why and how review of topical wound dressing categories.
 

International Clinical Practice Guidelines (2014): Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: What is new? What is essential? And, how to use them! (5-6 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify key interventions to include in pressure injury (ulcer) prevention care plans based upon pressure injury (ulcer) risk factors.
  • Differentiate which topical dressings, agents, and/or therapies to utilize for treatment of pressure injuries (ulcers) based upon clinical assessment.
Description: In 2014, an update to the international pressure ulcer guidelines was published, including 575 recommendations for pressure injury (ulcer) prevention and treatment. In this seminar, we will detail the guidelines in a format that will help you determine and summarize what is working in your care settings and what areas need improvement. Topics include:
  • Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Prevention: Assessment, Risk, Patient Positioning and Support Surfaces.
  • Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Treatment: Wound Bed Preparation, Topical Dressings, Nutrition and Pain.
  • Emerging Therapies: Surgical Interventions, Special Populations, Patient & Staff Education.
 

Lesion Identification Made Easy (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe and identify the major types of skin lesions.
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary lesions.
Description: The accurate description and identification of skin lesions are necessary steps toward diagnosis of underlying diseases and health status. This session will review the various types of lesions with unique ways to make you remember them.
 

Palliative Wound Care (1-3 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Outline the major goals of palliative wound management.
  • Describe various types of wounds and complications encountered in palliative wound management.
  • Identify interventions and products for wound treatment as they relate to palliative wound management.
Description: This session will discuss the goals of Palliative Wound Management. We'll discuss those challenges, which include: wound odor, excessive bleeding, exudate, necrotic tissue, pain, peri-wound breakdown, itching, and body image and caregiver skills. In addition, we will learn about some of the wounds encountered in palliative care such as Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, Marjolin ulcers, Kaposi Sarcoma, fungating wounds, pressure injuries, and fistulas. The session will provide you with knowledge on topical products and interventions you can utilize for palliative wound management.
 

Peristomal Skin Complications (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify clinical characteristics of 3 or more peristomal skin complications.
  • Choose treatment plans for peristomal skin complications based upon etiology and clinical characteristics.
Description: Peristomal skin complications are a frequent problem with up to 60% of individuals with a stoma. These skin complications and associated symptoms (pain, irritation, and odor) can significantly interfere with daily physical activities, leading to social isolation, anxiety, depression, and a reduced quality of life. This presentation will focus on some of the most common peristomal complications, seen with both urinary and fecal stomas, including etiology, identification and treatment.
 

Pressure Injuries Choosing the Right Treatment (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss interventions for pressure injury treatment based upon location and characteristics.
  • Discuss 3 topical pressure injury treatment options based upon characteristics.
Description: There is more to healing a pressure injury than just a bandage. Attend this session to learn pressure injury treatment interventions for: Repositioning and offloading, noncompliant patients, support surfaces, seating, and overview of topical products to use based upon clinical characteristics of the pressure injury.
 

Pressure Injury (Ulcer) Staging (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify stages of pressure injuries according to the 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Staging guidelines.
  • Describe four tissue types associated with pressure injuries.
  • List external factors related to pressure injury development.
Description: Just when we think we’ve figured out pressure ulcer staging, it changes again. In April 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) held a consensus conference and announced new terminology and definitions regarding staging of pressure injuries (ulcers). In this session we review the new changes and how to incorporate them into your clinical practice. In addition to the staging definitions causes and various tissue types seen in pressure injuries will be reviewed.
 

Skin of Color (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Distinguish the prominent differences between skin of color and Caucasian skin.
  • Identify characteristics of 3 or more common skin conditions in skin of color.
Description: Assessment and quantification of skin color is important to health care as color is one indicator of overall health. The ability to note changes in skin color can mean life or death. Professionals need to understand the skin’s mechanism as it relates to ethnic differences, as well as unique skin-related challenges. This session will review structural, physiological, functional and cultural differences in skin of color, assessment techniques, common skin conditions and cutaneous complications.
 

Skin Tears (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify risks for skin tears and skin tear category classification.
  • Discuss the treatment of skin tears and prevention strategies.
Description: Skin tears are preventable; however, it is estimated that at least 1.5 million skin tears occur in institutionalized older adults each year. This session will review the most current evidence based recommendations for accurate assessment, prediction, treatment, and prevention strategies, including forms and tools you can put to use immediately.
 

Stoma Assessment (2 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Define key terminology used in ostomy management.
  • Identify five clinical characteristics assessed during a stomal and peristomal skin assessment.
Description: A detailed stoma assessment is the important foundation for ostomy product selection, identification of complications and tracking progress or deterioration of the stoma. This session will include step by step instructions for stoma assessment, ideal characteristics of a stoma, types of urinary and fecal diversions, measurement, effluent assessment, and peristomal skin assessment.
 

Surgical Incision Line: Keep Your Eye on the Line (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe assessment and management of the acute surgical wound including care of the surgical dressing.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of potential healing complications including surgical site infection.
Description: In a recent study the most common reason for unplanned hospital READMISSION was surgical site infection. What is the best way to assess the incision line? Join me in keeping your eye on the line. Topics include: surgical wound healing, prevention of infection, types of wound closure, surgical drains and tubes, incision line complications and management, best practices, and documentation.
 

Topical Wound Management (3 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss the theory of moist wound healing.
  • Select treatment options based upon sound assessment, etiology, and goal of wound care.
  • Identify four different categories for topical wound management: Moist wound healing, principles of wound management, topical dressing categories and choosing treatments based upon tissue type.
Description: In this session we will learn the key elements required for wound healing, discuss topical wound dressing categories including function, indications, advantages/disadvantages and brand name examples, and in addition discuss which dressings to use based upon specific wound bed characteristics.
 

Treating Chronic Wounds: Arterial Ulcers (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss 3 risk factors that can lead to arterial insufficiency.
  • Identify telltale characteristics of arterial ulcers.
Description: The number one cause of arterial ulcers is atherosclerosis. As with any chronic wound, appropriate assessment and correct diagnosis are key to successful treatment. Join us in this session as we discuss risk factors, characteristics, pain management and treatment modalities for these often difficult to heal ulcers.
 

Treating Chronic Wounds: Diabetic Ulcers (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify 3 risk factors that lead to diabetic ulcer development.
  • List 3 treatment modalities that are used to successfully treat diabetic ulcers.
Description: Diabetes + Wounds = Trouble! Every 30 seconds, someone in the world loses a lower extremity as a result of diabetes. Learn how prevention, early identification, and prompt intervention can prevent the loss of limbs in your diabetic patients. Topics include: Risk Factors, clinical characteristics, differentiation of neuropathic, neuro-ischemic and ischemic ulcers, and prevention and treatment interventions.
 

Treating Chronic Wounds: Venous Ulcers (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss 3 treatment options to promote healing.
  • Differentiate between venous and arterial ulcers.
Description: With venous disease affecting over 15% of the population, venous ulcers are the most common known etiology for lower extremity ulcers. Topics include: causes, clinical findings, prevention and treatment interventions, and venous compression.
 

Tube Basics. Going with the Flow (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the difference between nasoenteric and enterostomy tubes.
  • List three tube complications and interventions for treatment and prevention.
Description: What are the differences between nasoenteric and enterostomy tubes? Get the tubes straight, walk out with knowledge you need to stabilize, treat and keep the flow going. How do we care for the tube site and prevent complications? How do you know if placement is correct? Securement Tips, CAUTI compliance, tube complications and interventions will be discussed in this session.
 

Wipeout Wounds™! Solutions for Healing Chronic Wounds (5-6 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Differentiate characteristics of 4 common chronic wounds: pressure injuries, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers and neuropathic foot ulcers.
  • Choose appropriate topical wound management products for 4 types of chronic wounds based upon wound characteristics, etiology, and goal of care.
  • Identify interventions to implement based upon current standards of care for high risk patients and patients with chronic wound complications.
Description: Healing one CHRONIC WOUND at a time. Take control of wound healing by learning about new strategies, tools and products that can accelerate healing and produce positive wound outcomes. Master assessment skills and learn how to identify chronic complications associated with pressure, diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers along with interventions and treatment options for chronic complications including: Debridement, Exudate Management, Bacteria & Biofilms and MMP’s Matrix Metalloproteinases. Amp up your care plans with new interventions to get these chronic wounds off your “list”!
 

Wounds on the Web (1 hr)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • List at least five reference websites for wound care standards of practice.
  • Explain how utilizing the internet can enhance bedside wound care delivery.
  • Discuss ways to utilize the internet for patient teaching.
Description: This session will discuss methods and importance of utilizing online resources for standards of wound care on the web, current wound research on the web, wound products on the web, how to find wound photos and PowerPoint’s, how to keep up to date with wounds on the web, using the web for staff and patient wound training and sorting out the good from the bad.
 

Wound Assessment (1-3 hrs)

Objectives: At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the elements of a wound assessment.
  • Identify tissue types commonly found in wounds.
  • Discuss updated pressure injury definitions.
Description: From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran this session will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting the perfect wound assessment. Focus includes: tissue types, wound characteristics, pressure injury staging, characteristics of common wound etiologies (Venous, Arterial, Diabetic, Incontinence Associated Dermatitis, Intertriginous Dermatitis, Skin Tears) documentation and much more.
 
 
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