UW School of Nursing

July 19, 2022

Wound Care Update 2021 | Complex Wound Treatment

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

Wound management is a dynamic and evolving area of practice in healthcare today. Wounds present complex challenges and pivotal opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and improve the health status of patients. This program addresses current scientific, clinical and professional practice issues across care settings related to acute and chronic wounds including evidence-based and multidisciplinary strategies for assessing and intervening to achieve successful outcomes. Presentations will update the professional with recent changes to practice and assumes a basic understanding of wound management principles. Teaching methods include videos, PDF handouts and case studies.

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the role of Home Health in managing wounds in the community.
  2. List characteristics of a high output ileostomy.
  3. Describe the importance of a systemic approach to wound care.
  4. Know how to perform a physical exam, evaluate and diagnose treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers.
  5. Describe recent changes implemented by CMS (medicare/medicaid) and how that affects health/wound care provision.
  6. List two types of foot care programs that work with vulnerable populations.

Featured Topics

  1. Wound Care in the Community Setting – Stacy Dahl, MS, ARNP, NP-C, CWCN
  2. Ostomy Challenge: High Output Ileostomy – Nancy Unger, MN, MPH, APN-BC, RN-BC, CWON | Molly Price, ARNP, CWON
  3. Radiation-Induced Skin Injury: Late Stage Tissue Fibrosis – Molly Price, ARNP, CWON
  4. Fluorescent Imaging of Wounds for Bacteria – Charles Andersen, MD
  5. Improving Outcomes for Patients with Incontinence – Holly Vance, DNP, ARNP, AGACNP-BC, RN, CWON
  6. Offloading Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Loch Trimingham, MD | Jeff Gray, C.Ped, OST