We are listening. In order to grow as a professional and produce more positive patient outcomes, you must continually educate your staff and colleagues.
The new WOCN endorsed webinar series is another tool to educate health care providers assisting with the care delivery of individuals with wound, ostomy and continence related issues. Web based education gives you the ability to develop your staff in a cost effective and efficient way as they involve no travel and minimal time away from the bedside. The webinars listed below are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the most current "must have" information needed for better patient care.
Who should take advantage of these online educational opportunities?
YOUR TEAM! All nurses responsible for the care of skin, wounds, and ostomies in a variety of care settings: hospital, home care, long-term care and long-term acute care. You may wish to include administrators, case managers, educators and front-line managers who serve as resources and supervisors to direct care providers, as they will obtain new information from these webinars, too. If physical therapists have a role in wound care or formulary development in your facility, you may wish to include them, too.
Make it a group effort!
The webinars can be viewed individually or as a group. To register your group so each individual earns CE at no additional cost, follow the instructions on the registration page to receive a designated group code. Each individual will be eligible to receive CE credit. Take this opportunity to highlight your role in connecting your staff to wound, ostomy and continence education by signing your team up!
Don't miss your opportunity Learn in setting of your choice and Earn continuing education (CE) credits. Register for one, or all three of these essential sessions today!
*Discounts apply for those purchasing all three webinars in this series.
Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN
WOCN Society President
October Session: Is it a Pressure Ulcer or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)? An Introduction to Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD) with a Focus on IAD
Chances are your Stage II pressure ulcer numbers are inflated due to most bedside clinician's inability to distinguish between IAD and a Stage II pressure ulcer. Improve the accuracy of your data submission by inviting your clinicians to hear this internationally known and engaging speaker provide an introduction to MASD with a focus on IAD including the differential diagnosis to help clinicians distinguish between the two.
1. Describe the four key components of moisture associated skin damage (MASD).
2. Compare differential diagnosis for incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and Stage II Pressure Ulcers.
Presenter: Click here for speaker profile on Mikel Gray, PhD, RN, CCCN, FAAN.
Too often caring for patients with an ostomy is challenging or even frightening for the bedside clinician. Knowing which products are appropriate for the various stoma types and situations can reduce both patient and staff anxiety as well as facility expense. Improve your ostomy patient outcomes by inviting your staff to hear this nationally known expert demystify stoma assessment and pouch selection.
1. Identify the three types of ostomies.
2. Describe the various pouching options for each stoma type.
Presenter: Click herefor speaker profile on Jan Colwell, MSN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN.
New wound care products are constantly being introduced. This webinar will succinctly review the principles of wound healing and assist staff in understanding various wound product categories. In addition, it will help them select wound care products according to the patient's wound characteristics. Invite your staff to hear this dynamic and engaging expert simplify a complex problem.
1. Describe the principles of wound healing.
2. Identify wound product categories.
3. Recognize products used for various wound characteristics.
Presenter: Click here for speaker profile on Dorothy Doughty, MSN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN.
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