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.
Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting presents the second nursing documentation webinar. This session focuses on Hospice Nurses and the required documentation including tips for clinicians that will focus on documentation specific to hospice including documenting towards local coverage determination, using assessment tools in documentation and including HIS follow up documentation. Included are tips for documentation that will support the care provided and be defensible to surveys and audit.
Our world is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. This is not a political statement, but rather a reality that indeed impacts how care is delivered to patients. In this webinar, presented by the dynamic Dr. Gilbert Marez, you will learn to identify various cultural signs that may increase a clinician’s and support staff’s awareness about concepts and preferences of patients of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Come learn how to provide true care in a manner that can be appreciated by all people!
Very detailed and informative education from Carolyn Cuttino of Corstrata! Wound Care is not something that Hospice & Palliative Care providers have routinely focused on when providing care for their patients and families. Yet 30% of all Hospice patients have wounds, given the prominence of wounds at end of life, hospice providers must provide a holistic, evidence-based approach for symptom management - infection, pain, wound odor, exudate - and wound improvement for improving quality of life for patients and their families.