WoundCon Summer 2021
15 CME Credits | 15 Contact Hours
This CE / CME Activity includes 15 wound care focused presentations facilitated by leading wound educators and originally presented live, July 16, 2021. The activity includes over 14 hours of wound care content.
Earn up to 15 CE/CME credits.
The activity provides up-to-date education on evidence-based wound care practices directly related to issues being experienced in facilities around the globe.
COVID-19 AND SKIN CARE UPDATE: WHAT DID WE LEARN?
COVID-19 quickly progressed to a pandemic causing a rapid shift in health care systems and in how we care for patients. Skin conditions have gained more attention in the past year, with effects on both frontline workers and patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF CELLULAR AND TISSUE-BASED PRODUCTS
Cellular and/or tissue-based products (CTPs) in wound care include an ever-expanding scope of technologies on the market, including the CTPs formerly known as “skin substitutes” and autologous homologous delivery systems.
MANAGING DIABETIC FOOT INFECTION: FROM BIOFILM TO BONE
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are serious and challenging for patients and health care professionals. Treatment of DFUs can be labor intensive and expensive. The incidence of diabetic foot infections (DFIs) is high. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are among the most common complications of DFUs and are frequent causes of hospitalizations, morbidity, and increased risk for lower extremity amputation.
DERMATOLOGY FOR THE NON-DERMATOLOGY SPECIALIST
Health care providers and clinicians are challenged when it comes to certain dermatologic conditions. Dermatologists focus on health issues affecting the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Wound care specialists have a master level of knowledge in wound management. Many clinicians have little or no experience in patients with skin conditions.
NEWER TECHNIQUES OF NON-INVASIVE VASCULAR ASSESSMENT THAT YOU CAN USE IN THE CLINIC
Patients with chronic lower limb wounds need a thorough vascular assessment for treatment and management of underlying conditions. This is also a critical step to predict healing, screen for arterial disease, determine revascularization, predict benefit of adjunct therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and assess the risk of amputation.
THE UTILIZATION OF AN AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD CLOT TISSUE MATRIX IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC WOUNDS IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES
Autologous blood clot tissue creates a protective setting for the body to utilize its own mechanisms to enhance and support wound healing in an organized manner as the healing cascade advances. The in vitro blood clot tissue is derived from the patient’s whole blood, where it assists in the wound healing process naturally.
ATYPICAL WOUNDS: ATYPICAL DERMATOLOGIC CONDITIONS
Atypical dermatologic conditions consist of various skin conditions that are seen infrequently, including rashes, benign lesions, cysts, and tumors. These conditions are skin manifestations that can demonstrate local invasion and/or metastatic potential. Health care professionals should have practical knowledge of general principles in the identification and management of atypical conditions of the skin.
THE TOP 10 THINGS A NON-HYPERBARIC CLINICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT HBO THERAPY
Health care professionals should have a practical knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to best help their patients. The health care team should educate patients on the risks and benefits of HBOT and on how to maintain safety during treatment, and the team should also provide coordinated care.
TROUBLESHOOTING SKIN ISSUES WITH OSTOMIES
Peristomal issues are common in ostomy patients and can be painful and irritating for patients. Identifying peristomal issues early on will help in treatment and result in faster healing. Common peristomal skin complications include moisture-associated skin damage (MASD), fungal MASD, folliculitis, mechanical trauma, pyoderma gangrenosum, allergic reactions, and suture
WOUNDS IN PERSONS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY — PATIENT AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES
Pressure injuries represent a significant burden to patients and clinicians. Patient adherence to prevention and management interventions can be a difficult challenge. Helping patients to understand the necessity of prevention and management strategies can result in better outcomes.
IMPROVING WOUND DEBRIDEMENT THROUGH THE USE OF ADVANCED WOUND IMAGING TOOLS
Chronic wounds affect approximately 2-4 million people in the United States each year. Although there are many causes of delayed or stalled healing in wounds, biofilm and the presence of infection are common culprits. To restart healing, biofilm and bioburden must be removed from the wound bed.
WOUND CARE IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS: PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
The general principles of wound care are similar in pediatric patients and adults; however, current guidelines and evidence-based practices are generally geared more toward adults. There are limited studies on the pediatric population because of ethical concerns, and this has resulted in limitations to evidence-based care.
NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY: OPTIMIZING HEALING ACROSS THE CONTINUUM
Negative pressure wound therapy NPWT) is an advanced wound care treatment modality that has been shown to assist in wound healing for various hard-to-heal wound types. The ability of NPWT to manage wounds, reduce exudate, and promote new tissue and perfusion facilitates optimized healing across the continuum.
NON-CYTOTOXIC WOUND CLEANSERS — IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN SALINE?
Clinicians have a long list to choose from when selecting a wound cleansing agent. Many of these agents are claimed to be able to remove foreign bodies and debris from the wound bed surface; however, there are many cytotoxic agents that are harmful to wound tissue and slow down the healing process.
THE ROLE OF INFLAMMATION AND OXYGEN FREE RADICALS IN WOUND HEALING
The defensive immune response that is communicated by the host against foreign pathogens is inflammation. Inflammation occurs after injury and produces reactive oxygen species resulting from the high degree of phagocytosis. As wound healing occurs and progresses, cell proliferation and migrations begin in response to the redox signaling of reactive oxygen species.
This activity has been designed for practitioners who care for a significant percentage of their patients with chronic and/or acute wounds including but not limited to venous ulcers, pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, post-operative wounds, etc., across the health care continuum. This activity is designed to address the educational needs of intermediate and advanced learners.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify current evidence-based concepts in wound management
- Apply essential elements of wound management in a variety of patient settings
- Explore the evidence-base behind wound management interventions
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, insurance/reimbursement issues, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration.
WoundCon Summer 2021 On-Demand Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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The planning committee comprises: Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA and Miranda Henry, CWCA from Kestrel Health Information and Greaton Seller from NACCME.
Independent Clinical Reviewers
The independent clinical reviewers for this activity are:
Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA
President, South Texas Wound Associates, PA;
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, UT Health
Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word Osteopathic School, San Antonio, Texas
The nurse planner for this activity is:
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California
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Marco Romanelli, MD, PhD
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Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN: Consultant and Speakers Bureau – Coloplast
Ferne Elsass, MSN, RN, CPN, CWON: Consultant – URGO Medical North America
Miranda Henry, CWCA: Employee – Kestrel Health Information / HMP Communications
James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed, FAPWHc: Speakers Bureau – Smith & Nephew, Osiris, Pure & Clean; Grant Research Support – Osiris, RedDress; Consultant – Imbed, NeuEsse; Product Evaluation – Reapplix
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Chandan K. Sen, PhD, FACN, FACSM: Consultant – Vomaris Innovations, Inc., SouthWest Technologies, Inc
Thomas Serena, MD, FACS: Consultant – Tides Medical; Grant Research Support – DSM
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Naz Wahab, MD, FAAFP, FAWPCA: Advisory Board – Kent Imaging
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