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ASSESSMENT: Skin Of Color

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Tracy Lynn Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC Clinical Instructor

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Assessment and quantification of skin color is important to healthcare 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. 

About the Speaker:
Tracy has been practicing wound care for the last 30 years.  Tracy has practiced as a wound nurse in the acute care setting, long-term and assisted living, outpatient, and home care setting.  Tracy owned and operated a very successful outpatient wound clinic.  She is a board certified Legal Nurse Consultant and sits as an expert witness in wound care, long term care, skilled nursing facilities, etc.  Tracy has been teaching wound care and legal documentation courses for the last 15 years.  Tracy is a WCC and DWC.   
She has no conflicts of interest.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the prominent differences between skin of color and Caucasian skin.
  • Identify characteristics of 3 or more common skin conditions in skin of color.

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