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Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020 | Contact Hours : 60 | USD $48.00
Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition is organized by Anderson Continuing Education. Conference Description: Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, Fifth Edition, presents the newest diagnostic and treatment guidelines to assist clinicians to implement evidence-based quality care for patients with wounds. It is intended for nurses who would like to start or improve their careers in wound care and for those who are working towards certification or recertification in this specialized area of nursing. Pilot Study Nurse Comments: • Exceptional overview and micro knowledge of wound care. Deep study of wound care. Great resource to supplement practical care. • The textbook is an excellent frame of quotation. I shall use it frequently. • This was a totally overwhelming subject. Very exhausting with the terminology but exhilarating to have been exposed to the skin and its functions, deficits and healing processes. • Great “Mile high” overview of wound care. Indispensable resource for training, policy and procedure developing. This is not a basic, practice resource for floor staff. • The text is a true, college level textbook. Very detailed and current. Not for the faint-of-heart or a quick 30 units to meet license renewal. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01, 2016 - Nov 01, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $10.00
Five-Layered Soft Silicone Foam Dressing to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit is organized by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Released/Updated: Nov 01, 2016 Expires: Nov 01, 2020 Contact Hours - 1.00 CERP A - 1.00 Topics: Skin/Wound Care Activity Summary: In critically ill patients, prevention of pressure ulcers is a challenge because of the high risk for multiple comorbid conditions, immobility, hemodynamic instability, and increased use of medical devices. Learning Objectives: • Discuss the effects of using a five-Layered soft silicone foam dressing prophylactically to prevent pressure ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit. • Identify key risk factors that place critically ill patients at increased risk for pressure ulcers. • Discuss how the use of the soft silicone foam dressing combined with evidence based strategies can potentially eliminate pressure ulcers, resulting in significant cost savings for healthcare systems. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Managing Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) - Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis & Intertriginous Dermatitis (IAD & ITD)
Nov 28, 2017 - Nov 28, 2020 | CME : 1.02 | USD $25.00
Managing Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) - Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis & Intertriginous Dermatitis (IAD & ITD) is organized by Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Release Date: Nov 28, 2017 Expiration Date: Nov 28, 2020 Accreditation: This Online CME Course has been accreditated for a maximum of 1.02 Contact Hours. Course Description: Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) has gained enhanced attention as a relevant cause of pressure injuries, but also as skin damage is often overlooked for pressure injuries. Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and Intertriginous dermatitis (ITD)/intertrigo are different, yet often co-related phenomenon. This course will examine the current literature regarding IAD and ITD, highlighting the evidence, reimbursement, and regulatory gaps. The session will present best practice guidance for the prevention and treatment of both IAD and ITD, including over the counter and prescriptive interventions. Course Objective: Upon successful completion of this session, as a respondent, you will be able to combine best practice recommendations for IAD and ITD into your clinical practice. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Lack of Association of High Backrest With Sacral Tissue Changes in Adults Receiving Mechanical Ventilation
Feb 28, 2018 - Mar 01, 2021 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $10.00
Lack of Association of High Backrest With Sacral Tissue Changes in Adults Receiving Mechanical Ventilation is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Feb 28, 2018 - Mar 01, 2021. Accreditation : The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1 contact hours. Activity Summary : There is no association between backrest elevation and changes in tissue integrity and positions to reduce pressure injury may not provide outcomes expected. Objectives : • Identify the present recommendations for backrest elevation to prevent pressure injury. • Describe the recent findings of studies that evaluated the association of positioning to the incidence of pressure injury. • Analyze the findings of this study and identify the focus of future research in this area. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 07, 2005 - Jan 04, 2021 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $12.00
Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation. Release Date: Nov 07, 2005 Expiration Date: Jan 04, 2021 Accreditation: This course been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours. Treatment options for malignant fungating wounds are aimed at the specific underlying cancer. Malignant wounds have a high rate of recurrence and tend to cause major alterations in patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being. Malignant wounds can result in many problems, including odor, bleeding, exudate, pruritis, and pain. Before starting treatment, healthcare professionals as a team need to determine which problems patients consider the most distressing. Even though bleeding may be more life-threatening, many patients may find the odor unbearable and may need to have it resolved first. Goal and Learning Outcomes: The goal of this program is to update nurses’, physical therapists’, physicians’, and radiological technologists’ knowledge of malignant wounds and ways to manage the associated physical and psychosocial problems. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to: • Describe what a malignant wound is and how it develops • Discuss five problems associated with malignant wounds and ways to address the problems • Identify psychosocial concerns of patients and families with malignant wounds Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 01, 2016 - Jan 01, 2022 | Contact Hours : 11.5 | USD $10.00
Online Education | Uw Wound Academy is organized by University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE). Available: 09/01/2016 Expires: 01/01/2022 Accreditation: Available Credit 11.50 Contact hours Description: The UW Wound Academy is a series of interactive modules that promotes excellence in the care, management and treatment of wounds. The series progresses through basic concepts of wound assessment and wound healing and continues to more advanced topics including prevention and treatment of lower extremity venous ulcers, pressure injury, diabetic foot ulcers and dressing selection. Teaching methods include readings, interactive diagrams, simulations and self-assessment questions. Objectives for Learning Outcomes: After completing this series, you will be better able to: • Describe the structure and function of skin and blood in relation to wound healing. • Explain mechanisms of wound healing. • Define wound bed preparation and factors that help and hinder wound healing. • Describe a systematic approach to the assessment of a wound. • Describe the basic pathophysiology and management of venous ulcers. • Identify risk factors and methods of improving tissue tolerance to prevent pressure injury. • Explain the risk factors, assessment strategies and appropriate multidisciplinary management of the patient with a neuropathic/diabetic foot ulcer. • Outline a systematic approach to dressing selection. Topics: • Skin Structure and Blood Composition • Mechanisms of Wound Healing • Wound Bed Preparation • Wound Assessment • Lower Extremity Venous Wounds • Pressure Injury: A Guide to Prevention • Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Prevention and Management • Dressing Selection • Wound Infection (This module is being discontinued in 2019 and relevant information moved to other modules.) • The Role of Collagen in Wound Healing (This module is being discontinued in 2019 and relevant information moved to other modules.)
Palliative Care in the Management of Pain, Odor, and Exudate in Chronic Wounds at the End-of-Life: A Cohort Study
Feb 01, 2017 - Dec 04, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $12.95
Palliative Care in the Management of Pain, Odor, and Exudate in Chronic Wounds at the End-of-Life: A Cohort Study is organized by Wolters Kluwer. Published: Feb 2017 Expires: 12/4/2020 Credits: • ANCC - 1.0 CH • DC - BON 1.0 CH • FL - BON 1.0 CH • GA - BON 1.0 CH Purpose of Activity: To describe a research study that examined the use of RGN107 to control wound pain, odor, and exudate and increase the comfort of hospice patients. Overview: Palliative care approaches that effectively manage distressful symptoms associated with wounds at the end of life remain elusive. This 4-week study examined a topical wound powder RGN107 for reducing pain, odor, and exudate in 50 patients with pressure ulcers, skin tears, and malignant/fungating and vascular wounds receiving hospice or palliative care and explored quality of life for the caregiver. Through an observational design, the outcomes were measured with visual analog scales, 2 pain questionnaires, and a caregiver quality-of-life instrument. Intent-to-treat analyses were used. Statistically significant reductions in pain (P = .001), odor (P = .04), and exudate (P = .00003) were observed. Caregiver quality of life remained unchanged (P = .28); however, improvements were noted in 3 subscales. Findings suggest topical RGN107 reduced pain, odor, and exudate in a highly challenged population with wounds at the end of life. A larger comparative effectiveness trial should be conducted with other wound powder comparators and usual care approaches and should include cost benefits. Objectives: After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to: • Discuss the impact of wound management on hospice patients' overall quality of life. • Describe the research study methodology using RGN107 for wound care. • Discuss the results of the study and implications for practice. Topics: End of Life, Malodor, Pain Management, Wound Care
Oct 01, 2017 - Dec 04, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1 | USD $12.95
Panniculectomy: Perioperative Nursing Considerations is organized by Wolters Kluwer. Published: October 2017 Expires: 12/4/2020 Credits: • ANCC - 1.0 CH • DC - BON 1.0 CH • FL - BON 1.0 CH • GA - BON 1.0 CH Purpose of Activity: To provide an overview of nursing considerations for patients undergoing panniculectomy. Overview: Although bariatric surgery is often successful in correcting obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, it can leave some patients with an excess of skin and fat.1 This overhanging apron of tissue, called an abdominalpannus, may also cause health problems for obese patients. Besides diminishing quality of life, an abdominal pannus can cause maceration, infection, and poor hygiene.2 For some, correction is achieved by diet, exercise (focused on fat reduction), or strengthening (focused on core muscles). Other patients require surgery, such as abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, or liposuction. Keep in mind that many patients undergoing panniculectomy are or were overweight or obese. This article reviews the management of patients undergoing panniculectomy. Surgical interventions are reviewed with an emphasis on nursing considerations, including preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors. Objectives: After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to: • Identify complications of panniculectomy. • Discuss nursing considerations for patients undergoing panniculectomy. Topics: Bariatric Surgery, Panniculectomy Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 28, 2017 - Nov 28, 2020 | Contact Hours : 1.02 | USD $25.00
Managing MASD (IAD & ITD): The Rainforest Phenomenon is organized by Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Release Date: 28/11/2017 Expiration Date: 28/11/2020 Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients. Credits: Contact Hours - 1.02 Pharmacology - 0.23 Program Overview: Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) has received enhanced attention as a contributing cause of pressure injuries, but also as skin damage often mistaken for pressure injuries. Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and Intertriginous dermatitis (ITD)/intertrigo are unique, yet often inter-related phenomenon. This session will review the current literature regarding IAD and ITD, highlighting the evidence, reimbursement and regulatory gaps. The session will discuss best practice recommendations for prevention and treatment of both IAD and ITD, including over the counter and prescriptive interventions. Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to integrate best practice recommendations for IAD and ITD into your clinical practice. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 03, 2021 | Contact Hours : 1.5 | USD $17.95
Pressure Injuries Caused by Medical Devices and Other Objects: A Clinical Update is organized by Wolters Kluwer. Published: Dec 2017 Expires: 12/3/2021 Credits: • ANCC - 1.5 CH • DC - BON 1.5 CH • FL - BON 1.5 CH • GA - BON 1.5 CH Purpose of Activity: To discuss the etiology and prevention of pressure injuries resulting from medical and other devices. Overview: At the April 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) consensus conference, terminology and staging definitions were updated and two definitions were revised to describe pressure injuries (PIs) caused by medical devices or other items on the skin or mucosa. Here, the authors discuss the etiology and prevention of PIs resulting from medical and other devices, the frequency of such injuries, and the bodily sites at which they most often occur. They provide an overview of the current NPUAP guideline, highlight important risk factors, and explain why mucosal PIs cannot be staged. Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to: • Outline the risk factors for pressure injuries and the bodily sites at which they most often occur. • Identify current clinical practice guidelines and information about the staging of these injuries. Topics: Pressure Injury, Pressure Ulcer