HOW TO: Skin Of Color

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS WCEI® Cofounder and Clinical Consultant

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

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. (This is a pre-recorded session from the 2015 Wild On Wounds National Conference.)

About the Speaker:
It was Nancy’s entrepreneurial spirit that led her to co-create the Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®). She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and is board certified in wound, ostomy and diabetic wounds. She is a dynamic public speaker and international presenter whose motivational teaching style has inspired health care professionals across the nation and around the world.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

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

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