Is It Really Infected? How Do I Really Know?

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, DWC, OMS, WCEI® Cofounder and Clinical Consultant

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
All chronic wounds have bacteria residing in them. Determining how much and how severe is an important factor for healing and for some it can mean the difference between life and death. This session will review how to determine if a wound is infected, including, characteristics of bacteria in chronic and surgical wounds, diagnostics, osteomyelitis, bio-films, diabetic foot infections and much more. (This is a pre-recorded session from the 2014 Wild On Wounds National Conference.)

About the Speaker:
Donna has over 35 years of nursing experience, an extensive background in long-term care, and holds board certification in wound, ostomy and diabetic wounds. As a Registered Nurse, Donna also holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration. She is a well-known editor in the field of wound care education, and is Editor-in-Chief of Wound Central. In addition to writing WCEI® education materials, she has authored several books and manuals on the topic of wound care.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common characteristics of contaminated and infected wounds.
  2. Recognize when interventions are required to decrease bacteria levels in wounds.

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