Webinar

Prevention of Pressure Injury and Associated Skin Issues

5/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter(s): Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

*This course is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing.

Pressure injuries can be a painful and debilitating experience for patients. This session provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program in the home health and hospice setting. 

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When: 5/25/2017

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 01:15:00 minutes

Cost: $99.00 per person

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Description

Prevention of Pressure Injury and Associated Skin Issues

Pressure injuries can be a painful and debilitating experience for patients. This program provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program in the home health and hospice setting. One hour of Certified Education Credit is offered for nurses.

Education Overview

Myra Varnado will focus her education on the following topics:

  • The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk, it’s subscales and associated strategies for managing pressure injury risk
  • Pressure ulcers associated with medical devices and related prevention strategies
  • Differences between a pressure ulcer and moisture associated skin damage
  • Specific measures to prevent the occurrence or deterioration of a pressure ulcer

Target audience:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Agency Administrator
  • Director of Quality/Performance Improvement

Educational material(s) included:

  • Pressure Injury Prevention Points
  • “Take the Pressure Off!” Patient Handout
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Toolkit
  • Braden Scale Risk Assessment

About the Educator:  Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

Myra Varnado is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in the area of Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Practice Guidelines that appear on the AHRQ website. For the past 16 years, she has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force and is the primary author of the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline: “Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease”. Additionally, Ms. Varnado has published numerous wound related papers on topics including Diabetes Charcot foot management, frostbite, biofilm, telemedicine and tissue based products. During her tenure with the LSU Diabetes Foot Program and LSU Hospitals, she successfully implemented five remote telemedicine diabetes foot programs in southern Louisiana.

 

*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Live attendance at this webinar is mandatory in order to earn the CE contact hour.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.

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