Posts Tagged ‘Donna Sardina RN’

Securement Strategies

Monday, August 29th, 2011
Securement Strategies will be presented by Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, Co-Founder WCEI at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10, 2011.
We have options other than tape to keep our dressings in place. But securing dressings isn’t always so cut and dry. Problems occur. In this session we’ll learn what can cause securement issues: body contours and movement, exudate, moisture, sensitive or broken skin, tissue types, depth and dimension of the wound. Does it have undermining or tunneling? You’ll come away with some creative techniques for large wounds, facial wounds, fragile, wet and hard to reach wounds. Learn about the other alternatives we have to keeping these dressings in place
Below is a Video of an innovative product by Tapeless Medical.
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For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference

Palliative Wound Management Basics (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Donna Sardina and Nancy Morgan

Palliative Wound Management Basics (Parts 1, 2 & 3) will be presented by Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, WCC, CWCMS, Co-Founders WCEI at this year’s Wild on Wound National Conference in Las Vegas in September 7-10.2011.

This session will discuss the goals of Palliative Wound Management . Our approach to wound care is less aggressive, and we encounter many challenges. We’ll discuss those challenges, which include: wound odor, excessive bleeding, exudate, necrotic tissue, pain, peri-wound breakdown, itching, and body image and caregiver skills. We’ll learn about some of the wounds encountered in Palliative care such as Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, Marjolin, Kaposi Sarcoma, Fungating wounds, pressure ulcers, and fistulas. The session will provide you with knowledge on topical products and interventions you can utilize for palliative wound management

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference

Heel Pressure Ulcers

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Heel Pressure Ulcer

Heel Pressure Ulcers will be presented by Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, Co-Founder of WCEI in Las Vegas at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference this September 7-10-2011

What causes heel ulcers and how to prevent them. In this session we will discuss and differentiate the causes: Pressure, friction, arterial, diabetic, trauma, or dermatological. We look at the risk factors and some preventative measures we can incorporate in the daily care provided. Also discussed will be the complications we see, and effective treatment interventions.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference

Wild On Wounds 2011Session Highlight: The Buzz Report

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Buzz Report

The Buzz Report will be co-presented by WCEI Co-Founders Nancy Morgan RN,BSN,MBA,WOCN,WCC,CWCMS and Donna Sardina RN,MHA,WCC,CWCMS at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Convention in Las Vegas NV at Caesars Palace. This session will be presented on Thursday September 8,2011 form 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Donna Sardina and Nancy Morgan

This is the Highlight of every WOW (Wild on Wounds)! This session is your source for the latest breaking wound care news: Whats New! Whats Now! Whats Coming Up!

Donna and Nancy, WCEI Co-Founders, will bring you up-to-date on all things buzzable in wound care-new products, guidelines, resources and tools. (Note: This session includes various brand name reviews).

For more Information about the Wound Care Education Institute and WOW 2011, Check out Wild on Wounds 2011 National Conference

WCEI Co-Founders Nancy Morgan RN and Donna Sardina RN interviewed on BlogTalkRadio.com

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Scroll Through to Find Nancy and Donna’s Interview

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http://www.wcei.net The Wound Care Education Institute’s Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, CWON, WCC, CWCMS,  and Donna Sardina RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS were recently interviewed on BlogTalkRadio.com. Listen in above to the interview to get a sneak peak at what is in store for the upcoming Wild On Wounds National Seminar September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas NV.

Test Your Pressure Ulcer Staging Skills

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Test Your Pressure Ulcer Staging Skills

Recently, we have been posting some Assessment skills related articles and WCEI co-founder, Donna Sardina RN, uploaded a slide presentation to Test Your Pressure Ulcer Staging Skills.

Go ahead and click on over to see how you do. Warning: The Presentation contains graphic photos

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, check out WCEI.net for upcoming class schedules

Lower Extremity Ulcers: What are the costs?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

How many of you are taking care of lower extremity wounds? They seem to be very common to the wound care specialists. It appears that many of you are taking care of these wounds on a day to day basis. Costs are staggering for health care. Not only are lower extremity ulcers  monetarily costly in supplies, but the time we spend on education and actually treating the patients that have these wounds are costly.

What do you think the average costs are for treating a lower extremity ulcer? $10,000? $20,000? $30,000? What would you say if the costs were actually averaging $40,000 for the treatment of just one lower extremity ulcer? Hard to believe huh? Take a look at this video below as Donna Sardina RN briefly describes the costs of lower extremity ulcers.

As wound care certified nurses, we are called to care for individuals who have wounds. You can imagine what the costs are to care for these individuals and their wounds. If you are interested in becoming wound care certified, check out http://www.wcei.net for more information on the Wound Care Education Institute’s Wound Care Certification Course.

Bacteria and the Wound Bed (Short Video)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

We have bacteria on our skin. As Donna Sardina RN states, “Every Square Inch of our body has 32 Million Bacteria on it”. Some of the bacteria on our skin and some of it is bad and when a wound is developed, that bacteria enters the wound and eventually competes for the oxygen and nutrients on the cellular level.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute and the Wound Care Certification course please visit the Wound Care Certification Course Info page.

Donna Sardina talks about updates to WCEI Manual

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Donna Sardina RN of the Wound Care Education Institute is briefly interviewed by Nancy Morgan RN. Donna gives us a sneak peak at the next update to the WCEI Manual which will include product updates, newly added Pediatric Wound Care Information as well as Home Health concentration. Information about Wound Care Certification course by WCEI can be found at http://www.wcei.net

Wound Care Seminar (WOW 2009 Pt 2)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

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Yesterday was a preview of  September 10, 2009 and the Pre-Conference Sessions for this year’s Wild on Wounds Conference. Below are some descriptions of the sessions for Friday September 11, 2009. We have some awesome speakers and interesting sessions lined up for you so check them out and get ready for Las Vegas!!!

  • Opening Session – Keynote
    David Crowe

    Go “ALL IN” on this one as it is a Sure Bet for a Full
    House as we practice our laughter skills with comedian
    David Crowe. David is the only comedian in history to
    have won both the Seattle and San Francisco International
    Stand-up Comedy Competitions. He won them back-toback,
    within nine months of each other. He spends most
    of his time on the road, headlining the best comedy clubs
    around the United States, Canada and Europe. He recently
    debuted his own one-hour special on ShowTime®, has
    appeared numerous times on Comedy Central® and is a
    favorite on the “Bob and Tom Show” which is syndicated to
    120 markets nationwide. In 1996 he was selected to open
    for President Bill Clinton at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.
  • The Buzz Report
    Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, ET, CWCN, WCC
    Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC

    This is your source for the latest breaking wound care
    news: What’s new! What’s now! What’s coming up! Donna
    and Nancy, WCEI co-founders, will bring you up to date
    on all things buzzable in wound care – new products,
    guidelines, resources and tools.
  • NPUAP Update 2009
    Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN, NPUAP President

    A detailed overview of the recent and upcoming accomplishments of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will be
    presented in this session. This will include information on the Shear Initiative: the NPUAP-EPUAP International Pressure
    Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines, including highlights from the new sections in the guidelines (palliative care, pain,
    critical care) and NPUAP’s ongoing work with the CMS in the area of public policy related to pressure ulcer preventions, care
    and research. There will be time for an interactive audience question and answer period.
  • Principles & Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy Part 1
    Ron Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Asst. Researcher University of California, Irvine, California
    Pam Mitchell

    Back by popular demand! Welcome back, Dr. Sherman!!! Taught in two sessions, you’ll get the didactic and the practical
    hands on. Learn about the history, biology, indications and contraindications for maggot therapy. Then put all that to use
    when you actually learn the technical aspects of maggot debridement therapy by applying live maggot dressings to mock
    wounds. Seats are limited! Sign up now!
  • Wheelchair Boot Camp
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    When a patient is sitting, the ischial tuberosities are under great pressure forces of around 100 mmHg, making them one of the
    most common areas of pressure ulcer development. Due to improper positioning, the sacrum/coccyx and plantar aspect of the
    foot also become high risk areas. In this session we will discuss the common problems seen in seating, consider the postural concerns
    for the spine and pelvis, and demonstrate how to choose the appropriate cushions and properly fit wheelchairs for your patients.
  • The Diagnostic Basis of Wound Healing: The Lab and Beyond . . .
    Don Wollheim, MD, WCC, FAPWCA, IMPLEXUS Wound Care Service, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    Whether faced with diagnostic uncertainty, stalled wound healing or baseline assessment, utilizing scientific investigation can
    help uncover and identify underlying problems that are complicating wound healing. This session will include a comprehensive
    review of diagnostic tests and laboratory values that are critical for assessment and monitoring of wound and skin therapy.
  • Principles & Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy Part 2
    Ron Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Asst. Researcher University of California, Irvine, California
    Pam Mitchell

    Back by popular demand! Welcome back, Dr. Sherman!!! Taught in two sessions, you’ll get the didactic and the practical
    hands on. Learn about the history, biology, indications and contraindications for maggot therapy. Then put all that to use
    when you actually learn the technical aspects of maggot debridement therapy by applying live maggot dressings to mock
    wounds. Seats are limited! Sign up now!
  • Palliative Care Practices for Wounds at End of Life
    Linda M. Hoplamazian, RN, BSN, MHA, WCC

    Wound care professionals can manage wounds at end of life by utilizing evidence-based standards from best practice for
    individualized care delivery. The challenge: Choosing the most effective approach to wound care while meeting the goals for
    providing quality palliative symptom management to the patient approaching end of life. Standardized practice guidelines will be
    presented for management of pressure ulcers and other types of common wounds seen at end of life.
  • If It Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done! Documentation Woes
    Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC, 3C Healthcare Consulting, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    The medical record is considered to be the most reliable source for determining what happened. It is a legal document, yet
    not always treated as such. With litigation lurking around the corner for every healthcare professional, we, as Wound Care
    Certified professionals, need to make sure our documentation is complete, concise and correct. Come on it and let’s talk
    about correct terms, techniques, and steps it will take to keep you out of trouble.

For those of you interested in becoming wound care certified, come to the Wild on Wounds Seminar in Las Vegas and learn from some these outstanding speakers. For details about becoming wound care certified go to WCEI.net.

We have some great sessions and a lot to learn. Come out to Las Vegas and meet up with your colleagues to learn about all of these great topics. Register Here.