Posts Tagged ‘Wound Care Education Institute’

How To: Creating the seal by making the right choices

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Joy Hooper RN, WOCN, OMS, WCEI Instructor, Medical Craft, LLC, Tifton, GA

Joy Hooper RN, BSN, CWOCN, OMS

Ostomy Webinar now available through Wound Care Education Institute®:  This popular session is recorded from the Wild On Wounds National Conference and provides ostomy continuing education credit.

Achieving a leak-proof seal between the skin barrier and the abdominal skin surrounding the stoma is the cornerstone of ostomy management. In this session, Joy Hooper will focus on assessment, interventions, and techniques for choosing the right ostomy products for creating dry surfaces, contour management, securement, and peristomal skin protection. 

Wound Care Education Institute is featuring various webinars on topics from this years’ conference.  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE or visit www.wcei.net/webinars.

 

 

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

Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Bill Richlen

Topical Wound Management Basics will be presented by Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV September 7-10,2011.

In this 3-part session, you’ll get back to the basics, learning the principles of moist wound healing and what you can do to obtain this environment for your wounds. We’ll discuss wound management and some of the challenges we encounter when treating wounds. Choosing a dressing can be a difficult process. You’ll learn the topical dressing categories, simplifying the process of selection of the correct dressing. In this session, you’ll learn how to identify what your wound needs by what your assessment indicates. We’ll talk about the wet to dry dressing and whether or not it has a place in current day wound care.

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

Challenges of Wound Care: Bridging the Gap

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Challenges of Wound Care: Bridging the Gap will be presented by Josie F. Schantz MSN, RN-BC, WCC, Regional Professional Education Manager at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV, September 7-10,2011.

Wound care is a relatively new field in medicine. Often times, there is a big gap that seems to exist between medical practice and using clinical data to change healthcare practices.  The goal of this educational offering is to teach healthcare professionals about the science of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).  We will summarize NPWT mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications and warnings. We will discuss benchmark tips and techniques when applying dressings. Lastly, we will discuss research studies that substantiate the clinical effectiveness of NPWT

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

Diabetic Foot-Advanced Wound Care Delivery and Limb Salvage

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Diabetic Foot Advanced Wound Care Delivery and Limb Salvage will be presented by Matthew G. Garoufalis DPM, FASPS, FACFAOM, CWS, Assoc. Chief & Assist. Residency Director, Podiatry Section, Surgery Service at the Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011.

This session will describe the appropriate and timely use of advanced wound care technologies as a standard of care and how they relate to the cost effective and practical management of the diabetic foot  wound and limb salvage. Experienced clinicians will find this session helpful.

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

What Kind of Wound Am I? Untangling the Types of Wounds to Know How to Treat Them

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

What Kind of Wound am I? Untangling the Types of Wounds to Know How to Treat Them will be presented by Michelle Moore MSN, RN, CWN, WCEI Clinical Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV September 7-10,2011.

In this session, we’ll look at the different types of wounds and some common ways to determine what type they are. We’ll discuss ways to treat them and ways to overcome the challenges and problems that we face when they have been identified and/or treated incorrectly. You’ll learn how using the knowledge of the wound can help you prevent, treat and advocate for the patient. Beyond the basics, this session will benefit the advanced clinician.

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

Creating a Project to Solve a Clinical Question

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Creating a Project to Solve a Clinical Question will be presented by Debra Clair Ph.D., RN, APN, WOCN, WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Convention in Las Vegas NV September 7-10,2011.

In this session, we will discuss identifying issues that pose questions to wound care providers. We will evaluate the best way to find the answers to these questions by creating a project to follow. We will choose a question and walk through steps of a project that can be taken in obtaining an answer to a clinical question. After a question is posed and answered, we will identify ways  to put the answer into practice and how to spread the word.

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

Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy – Preventing the Rocker Bottom Foot

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy – Preventing the Rocker Bottom Foot will be presented by Jeffrey Jensen DPM, FACFAS, Dean of Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas this September 7-10,2011.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy requires first and foremost a “high index of suspicion”. Once diagnosed, we will address the conservative measures that would prevent the foot from progressing into the rocker-bottom foot that is susceptible to many further complications. We will also discuss adjunctive therapies in addressing acute charcot neuroarthropathy

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

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
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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

Lymphedema and The Wound Care Patient: Treatment With The Most Sophisticated Methods

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Lymphedema and the Wound Care Patient: Treatment with the Most Sophisticated Methods will be presented by John Beckwith PT, CLT-LANA, Primary Instructor, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas in September.

During this session, participants will gain advanced insight into the complexities of managing lymphedema. Lymphedema is generally not causative of wound development but is commonly associated with poorly controlled venous disease. Venous disease, if left alone, brings about combined lymphatic failure creating a complex environment for wound resolution and overall edema reduction. Complete decongestive therapy can be modified to suit this clinical picture with incomparable success, which will be explored during this important session.

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 Considerations for Young Adults: When Cure is Not Possible and Compassion is at Its Best

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Palliative Considerations for Young Adults: When Cure is Not Possible and Cure is at Its Best will be presented by Lunetha Britton RN, BSN, WCC, PONIV, St. Jude Children Research Hospital at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las vegas September 7-10, 2011.

This session will look at two different patients that both have gross metastatic disease. These patients had a will to live that surpassed what is deemed normal. We’ll look at the steps that the team took to support them in their quest. In the end, the team approach allowed both patients to have the ability to face death and be at peace when it came.

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