The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab – Kim Saunders
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THE ULTIMATE HANDS-ON WOUND CARE CLINICAL LAB – KIM SAUNDERS
In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility’s reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive live webcast and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING!
Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Kim Saunders, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence.
Take your understanding of wound care to the next level with this hands-on, interactive clinical lab recording.
- Distinguish at least 6 tissue types found in chronic wounds.
- Identify and differentiate at least 4 wound etiologies.
- Compare and contrast 6 terms used to document peri-wound status.
- Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining, according to the clock method, using a wound teaching model.
- Identify and categorize at least 7 dressing types, including the indications for use, precautions and contraindications.
- Develop an appropriate dressing/ treatment protocol for a wound, based upon exudate, wound status, and products discussed.
Wound Bed Tissue Types: Presentation & Treatment
- Epithelial Tissue
- Granulation Tissue
- Healthy Granulation
- Scaffolding for granulation
- Characteristics of presentation
- Necrotic – When to remove, when to leave alone
- Slough – Devitalized, must be debrided
- Eschar – Devitalized
- Dry Gangrene – Necrosis/Tissue Demise
Wound Margin Issues and Strategies
- Epiboly – Rolled Edges
- Hyperkeratotic – Dry, Calloused Edges
- Peri-Wound Issues
Characteristics of Common Wounds
- Phases of Healing
- Etiology, Appearance, Location, Exudates
- Arterial Insufficiency
- Venous Insufficiency
- Pressure Ulcers – Demystifying Staging
- Skin Tears
Hands-On Clinical Lab
- Using the latest in wound care model technology, participate in skill-based exercises in:
- Wound staging
- Tissue type identification
- Proper measuring techniques
- Wound care product awareness and application
Wound Care Products
- Characteristics of Each Dressing Category
- Hydrogel, Hydrocolloid, Collagen
- Calcium Alginate/Hydrofiber
- Silver products, Foam, Honey
- Multi-layer compression
- Exudate determines dressing
Strategies to Select Primary Dressings for:
- Dry/Minimally Draining Wounds
- Oil emulsions
- Ringer’s Lactate impregnated
- Moderate/Heavy/Copious drainage
- Topical Medications
- Critically Colonized/Infected Wounds
- Silver Dressings
- Silver Alginates/Hydrofibers, Hydrogels and Collagens
- Antimicrobial impregnated dressings
- Enzymatic debriders
- Cleansing agents and other topicals
- Proper Application and Cost Considerations
Alternative Options and Substitutions
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