Webinar

Wound Healing Basics: Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention

12/4/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

Providing the best level of Wound Care for your patients is an expensive and daunting task.  Or is it?  To be an expert at Wound Care, you first must master the basics.  Pressure injuries can be a painful and debilitating experience for patients, for sure.  But this education session provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program in the home health and hospice setting.  Part 3 of a 4-part Series.  One hour of Certified Education Credit is offered for nurses

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When: 12/4/2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 01:30:00 minutes

Cost: $59.00 per person

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

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Description

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education. 

Providing the best level of Wound Care for your patients is an expensive and daunting task. Or is it? To be an expert at Wound Care, you first must master the basics. Pressure injuries can be a painful and debilitating experience for patients, for sure. But this education session provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program in the home health and hospice setting. Part 3 of a 4-part Series.

 

Education Overview 

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, of Corstrata will be presenting this education. This program provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program. Included content is discussion of the Braden scale risk assessment tool, with review of subscales and strategies for managing risk based upon subscales. Also introduced is the principle of pressure ulcers related to medical devices and strategies for prevention.

The Learning Objectives for this session are:

  • The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk, it’s subscales and associated strategies for managing pressure injury risk
  • Pressure ulcers associated with medical devices and related prevention strategies
  • Differences between a pressure ulcer and moisture associated skin damage
  • Specific measures to prevent the occurrence or deterioration of a pressure ulcer 

The following tools will accompany this education session:

  • Patient Education Handouts
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guide 
*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Live attendance at this webinar is mandatory to earn the CE contact hour.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.

 

About the Educator – Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN 

Myra is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Practice Guidelines that appear on the AHRQ website. For the past 16 years, she has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force and is the primary author of the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline: “Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease”. 

Additionally, Ms. Varnado has published numerous wound related papers on topics including Diabetes Charcot foot management, frostbite, biofilm, telemedicine and tissue based products. During her tenure with the LSU Diabetes Foot Program and LSU Hospitals, she successfully implemented five remote telemedicine diabetes foot programs in southern Louisiana.

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