WOW20 - Preventing Skin Breakdown During a Pandemic: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Jean Cefalu, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-C, CWOCN, CFCN, CNE

CE Credit(s): 1.0 (No CE for OT/OTA)

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Older adults undergoing treatment for Covid-19 present with a higher incidence of skin integrity concern. This lecture will review and suggest best approaches to lowering the risk of new pressure ulcers and prevent worsening of existing pressure ulcers in patients who are either undergoing Covid-19 treatment of are at high risk.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Jean Cefalu is a full-time nurse practitioner in Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System—New Orleans. Dr. Cefalu has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, wound care, and geriatrics in acute, long-term care, and clinic settings as a nurse practitioner, director of nurses, educator, preceptor, and guest lecturer. Her research interests and publication areas include prevention and management of skin related issues in the older adult population, caring for people living with urinary and fecal diversions, and adult learning theory.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Participant Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss new challenges wound care nurses are facing trying to protect and treat skin breakdown and pressure injuries (PIs) in post-acute care during COVID.
  2. Differentiate between preventable pressure injuries and unavoidables during a pandemic.
  3. Discuss current Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) policy exceptions and extensions on reporting Quality Data.
  4. Develop evidence-based prevention and treatment plans to meet the needs of post-acute patients with limited resources.

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