The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Jan 10, 2018

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: 
$229.99


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Course Description In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on the treatment of skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's reimbursement for services. There is no better way to learn all of the skills you need to provide state-of-the-art care for your patients than through Hands-On Clinical Labs. Attend this highly interactive seminar and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING! Through the use of wound care teaching models, wound care expert, Angela Dalton Wilson, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on life-like wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment of a wide variety of commonly-seen wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence. Take your understanding of wound care to the next level with this hands-on, interactive clinical lab. Register today - space is limited!
Program Outline

  • Wound Bed Tissue Types: Presentation & Treatment
    • Epithelial Tissue
    • Granulation Tissue
      • Healthy Granulation
      • Hypergranulation
    • Fibrin
      • Scaffolding for granulation
      • Characteristics of presentation
    • Necrotic - When to remove, when to leave alone
      • Slough - Devitalized, must be debrided
      • Eschar - Devitalized
      • Dry Gangrene - Necrosis/Tissue Demise
  • Wound Margin Issues and Strategies
    • Epiboly - Rolled Edges
    • Hyperkeratotic - Dry, Calloused Edges
    • Jagged
    • Epithelialization
    • Peri-Wound Issues
      • Macerated
      • Desiccated
      • Erythema
      • Indurated
      • Atrophic/Fibrotic
      • Fluctuant
  • Characteristics of Common Wounds
    • Phases of Healing
    • Etiology, Appearance, Location, Exudates
      • Arterial Insufficiency
      • Venous Insufficiency
      • Diabetic/Neuropathic
      • Pressure Ulcers - Demystifying Staging
      • Skin Tears
  • Hands-On Clinical Lab
    • Using the latest in wound care model technology, participate in skill-based exercises in:
      • Wound staging
      • Tissue type identification
      • Proper measuring techniques
      • Tunneling/Undermining
      • Wound care product awareness and application
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  • Wound Care Products
    • Characteristics of Each Dressing Category
      • Hydrogel, Hydrocolloid, Collagen
      • Calcium Alginate/Hydrofiber
      • Silver products, Foam, Honey
      • Multi-layer compression
      • Gauze/Composite
      • Exudate determines dressing
  • Strategies to Select Primary Dressings for:
    • Dry/Minimally Draining Wounds
      • Hydrogel
      • Oil emulsions
      • Ringer's Lactate impregnated
      • Combinations
    • Moderate/Heavy/Copious drainage
      • Alginates/Hydrofibers
      • Topical Medications
    • Critically Colonized/Infected Wounds
      • Silver Dressings
      • Silver Alginates/Hydrofibers, Hydrogels and Collagens
      • Antimicrobial impregnated dressings
      • Enzymatic debriders
      • Cleansing agents and other topicals
    • Proper Application and Cost Considerations
    • Alternative Options and Substitutions
Faculty: 
ANGELA DALTON WILSON, RN, BSN, CWCN, COCN Angela Dalton Wilson is currently employed as a Wound and Ostomy Specialist at a major trauma center. Angela was recently recognized as a "Great 100 Nurse" in the state of North Carolina. Angela provides direct patient care for patients with acute, chronic and trauma-related wounds and also serves as an educational and clinical resource for physicians, long term care facilities, home health agencies, and neighboring community hospitals. She teaches continuing educational classes to hospital staff members and for local college nursing programs in the areas of skin, wound and ostomy care. As a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN) and a Certified Wound Care Nurse® (CWCN) and Certified Ostomy Care Nurse® (COCN) through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board® (WOCNCB), Angela has terrific educational and work-related experiences upon which to draw. Angela has served as an adjunct faculty member to a major Nursing Degree Program. Her general nursing and wound care experience includes geriatric, pediatric, surgical, pulmonary, neurological, oncology, neonatal, cardiology and intensive care areas of nursing. Angela combines her clinical and educational experiences to bring you the tools you need to practice cost-effective, patient-focused, outcome-driven care for your patients. Disclosures: Financial: Angela Dalton Wilson has an employment relationship with Mission Health System. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Nonfinancial: Angela Dalton Wilson is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society.
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