Wound Care Seminar

February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - Meijer Conference Center
350 Lafayette Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Wound Care Seminar

Wound Assessment
Surgical Incision Line: Keep Your Eyes On The Line
Is It Really Infected? How Do I Know?

Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS, has an extensive background in wound care education, wound management and program development. Her fun, motivational teaching style has inspired health care professionals across the nation.

A Six-Hour Seminar and a Lifetime of Knowledge

Wound Assessment
From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran, this session will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting the perfect wound assessment. This includes tissue types, wound characteristics, pressure injury staging, characteristics of common wound etiologies (venous, arterial, diabetic, incontinence-associated dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis, skin tears), documentation and more.

Surgical Incision Line: Keep Your Eye on the Line
In a recent study, the most common reason for unplanned hospital readmission was surgical site infection. What is the best way to assess the incision line? Join us in keeping your eye on the line. Topics include: surgical wound healing, prevention of infection, types of wound closure, surgical drains and tubes, incision line complications and management, best practices, and documentation.

Is it Really Infected? How do I Know?
All chronic wounds are home to some bacteria. Determining how much and how severe is an important factor for healing. For some patients, this can mean the difference between life and death. This session will review how to determine if a wound is infected, including; characteristics of bacteria in chronic and surgical wounds, diagnostics, osteomyelitis, bio-films, diabetic foot infections and more.

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