Skin & Wound Care: 15 Assessment and Treatment Techniques You Didn't Know in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Dec 11, 2017

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Monday, December 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description Wound care expert, Ann Kahl Taylor, has been in your shoes. She struggled to manage a busy schedule and heavy patient load, and still keep up with all of the changes in wound care protocols, products and treatment options. Then she did something about it - she started teaching nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and physician assistants. And in one short day, she can teach you assessment and treatment techniques you didn't know, and bring your skin and wound management skills to a new level! Learn the latest intervention strategies for successful skin and wound care, including cleansing, debridement and dressing application infection control challenges and solutions the best methods for documenting skin and wound care the latest products for cleansing, moisturizing, sealing, protecting dressing options and selection rationale Ann's evidence-based research and vast clinical experience, coupled with photographic examples and her consultative approach, allow her to deliver this material in a style conducive to learning and real world application. Register today for this wonderful learning opportunity!
Program Outline

  • Wound and Skin Care Challenges
    • Traumatic Lesions
      • Skin Tears
      • Surgical
    • Pressure Ulcers
      • Controversies & Trends in Staging
      • Deep Tissue Injury
      • The Specifics on Heel Ulcers
      • Pressure Management
    • Infection
      • Candida
      • Colonization
      • Obtaining Wound Cultures the Right Way
      • Dehisced Surgical Wounds
      • Necrotizing Soft tissue Infections
      • Grafting
      • Cellulitis
      • Chronic Sub-Clinical Infections
      • Osteomyelitis
    • Circulatory Disorders
      • Vascular Lesions
      • Arterial Insufficiency
      • Venous Stasis disease
    • Special Population Considerations
      • Diabetic
      • Bariatric
      • Neonatal
      • Advanced Age
  • Achieving Successful Wound Healing
    • Overcoming Common Impediments
      • Nutritional Challenges
        • Unintentional Weight Loss
        • Malnutrition
        • Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM)
      • Tissue Perfusion & Oxygenation
      • Necrosis
    • Wound Assessment
      • Location
      • Age
      • Measurement
      • Base
      • Odor
      • Drainage
      • Wound Edge
      • Pain
    • Wound Staging
      • In-depth Description of
        • Stage 1, 2, 3, 4
        • Suspected Deep Tissue Injury (SDTI)
        • Unstageable Wounds
      • Case Studies
    • Topical therapy
      • Dressing Selection & Use
      • Antimicrobials
      • Pain Management
      • Cost/Reimbursement Considerations
    • Debridement
      • Treatment Choices
      • Pulsed Lavage
      • Maggot Therapy
    • Moist Wound Healing
      • Exudate Management
      • The Latest in Dressing Options
      • Avoiding Maceration
    • Negative Pressure Wound therapy
      • Active Therapy: Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
        • Usage Tips
        • Issues and Complications
    • Adjunctive Wound Therapies
      • Ultrasound
      • Estim
    • Discharge Planning/Plan of Care
  • Strategies for Continence Care
    • Skin Cleansing Techniques
    • Moisture Management
    • Treatment Strategies
      • Pharmacological
      • Fecal Containment Devices: Beyond Traditional Rectal Tubes
      • Surgical
      • Barrier Ointments & Creams
  • Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Ostomy & Fistula Care
    • Choosing the Right Appliance & Accessories
    • Pouch Application Techniques
    • Products for Gaps/Defects
    • Crusting: Treatment of Peri-Stomal Skin Damage
  • Beyond Treatment: Safeguarding Your License & Practice
    • Reimbursement
    • Documentation & Coding Strategies
    • National Treatment Guidelines
ANN KAHL TAYLOR, MS, RN, CWOCN® Ann Kahl Taylor is currently a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (CWOCN®) and Infection Preventionist at a hospital in the Atlanta area. She has over 15 years' experience in her specialty and is the owner of Kahl WOC Consults, providing a variety of wound, ostomy, and continence services in long term care, home health and hospice. In addition to her clinical practice, Ann also provides consultation for litigation related to wound care. She established a continence center and wound care protocols for acute and chronic care settings. Ann is an active member of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), and has served in a number of regional leadership positions. Presently, she serves on the Marketing Committee of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board™. Ann has published extensive wound and continence research abstracts with the WOCN Society and has presented her findings at national conferences. She has authored and coauthored articles for Ostomy Wound Management and Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Ann Kahl Taylor is the owner of Kahl WOC Consults. She has an employment relationship with Spalding Regional Medical Center. Ms. Kahl Taylor receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Ann Kahl Taylor is a member of the national Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). She is a member of the WOCN Certification Board, Marketing Committee.
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