HOW TO: Bariatric and Skin Fold Management

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Gail Hebert, RN, BS, MS, WCC, OMS, Clinical Instructor

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
Along with common risk factors for skin breakdown and wound healing complications, bariatric patients have additional factors and co-morbidities that can challenge even the most seasoned wound care professional. 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. Live webinar recording sponsored by Hill-Rom (2016)

About the Speaker:
Gail has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and has practiced wound care for over two decades. She holds BS and MS degrees in nursing, is board certified in wound and ostomy management through NAWCO®. Her energetic and enthusiastic presentation style makes learning easy and fun.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn 3 or more interventions for skin fold management of the bariatric patient.
  2. Discuss nursing care challenges, effects of obesity, wound healing complications, and safe patient handling.
  3. Identify 3 or more skin problems associated with obesity.

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