Does "Infection Control" really control infection?

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

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

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
The course is designed to address infections in wounds, specifically chronic wounds. The infection continuum will be reviewed, along with how infection control is not just limited to a topical dressing and systemic agent. It will address the following:

Recognizing the reducing skin surface bacteria is key to keeping bacteria out of wounds, early recognition of infections in chronic wounds, and biofilms, how to choose an appropriate cleansing agent and topical dressing, how cleansing the peri wound and wound bed is instrumental in keeping bacteria out of the wounds, how utilizing prior cultures, local infection control information regarding antibiotics, and proper antibiotic therapy can help reduce C-diff and aide in the healing rates of wounds which are infected. Also, we will discuss making sure the patient’s surrounding environment is cleaned frequently to prevent the re-infection of a wound from the patient’s own contact areas. We will also discuss nasal swabbing and treating the nares for MRSA related infections.

Target Audience: Nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

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. 


  • Tracy Lynn Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
  • None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
  • This continuing education activity was supported by an educational grant from Medela.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a chronic wound and 3 factors that can lead to a chronic wound infection.
  • Verbalize the proper identification of infection/bacteria as it relates to the infection continuum.
  • Verbalize at least 3 tools that can assist in steering antimicrobial use in chronic wounds.
  • Identify at least 2 ways that using a holistic approach to treating the chronic wound can improve patient outcomes/improve healing rates.
           Course Originally Released on: 3/17/2022
           Date of Most Recent Review: 3/17/2022
           Course Termination/ Update Date: 3/31/2025

Accreditation Information
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.

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