Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN of Corstrata is the educator for this session. Wound assessment and management is a rapidly evolving nursing specialty which is seen in essentially all health care delivery settings and patient age groups. This program will be limited to an examination of chronic wounds that discusses the importance of moisture balance and other wound bed preparation caveats, the key assessment components that differentiate a variety of commonly seen lower extremity wounds, and a review of evidence based practices that address older wound management strategies, such as wet to dry dressing use, as well as currently recommended wound dressing options.
Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses. This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.
This webinar is part of the Clinical Defensible Documentation Series, where we are highlighting how each discipline can improve their documentation skills, maintain compliance, and provide better patient care. This session will educate your Social Workers on how to perform quality assessments and document them correctly.
Home care agencies have become vital in ensuring that individuals can remain home safely and independently. Social workers have consistently been the frontline workers in times of crisis and have always provided a social safety net to ensure that everyone, particularly the vulnerable in our society, has access to needed services and resources.
Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses. This presentation focuses on identifying the foot at risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation, and provides an organized prevention program model for agencies and facilities to incorporate in their Diabetes Education Programs.
Part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.
Many Home Health and Homecare agencies are seeing an increase in the amount of care provided by their Aides. Home Health Aides are an integral part of the care team and it is critical for them to be able to identify and report common disease processes that they may observe. Recognizing the symptoms of these diseases is a very basic, yet important skill that Aides must learn. This webinar provides this education for two of the most common diseases in Homecare: CHF and COPD.
Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting will be presenting the initial webinar of this series. This session focuses on Home Health Nurses and the required documentation including tips for clinicians documentation that will support requirements for compliance and billing requirements. Included are tips for documentation that will support the care provided and be defensible to surveys and audit.