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Collaboration between PT & WOC Nurses on Managing Risk to the Lower Extremity

Start Date: May 7, 2015 1:00pm ‐ End Date: May 7, 2015 2:00pm

Collaboration is essential as we seek optimal patient outcomes and appropriate product selection. Physical therapists and WOC nurses each bring a unique skill set when considering pressure redistribution methods to prevent pressure ulceration and lower extremity complications. Join this webinar to hear two interdisciplinary leaders discuss the benefits of collaboration and the latest on the prevention of heel pressure ulcers!

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development can lead to other complications and functional impairments of the lower extremity.
  2. Discuss research dynamics for the prevention of heel ulcers and plantar flexion contractures.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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Pre-conference Webinar: The State of the Science: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) (Session I of III)

Start Date: May 21, 2015 1:00pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2015 2:00pm

This webinar is part of a three part series (detailed schedule below).

Series Title:
Embrace the Concept, Define the Practice and Change the Outcome: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

Series Description:
This content will be presented in three parts, and while each session will build upon the content presented previously, it is not necessary to attend all three to expand your knowledge of this critical competency.

Schedule:
Part I: Pre-conference Webinar: The State of the Science: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Thursday, May 21 - 1-2 PM (EDT)

Part II: Live-Streamed Breakfast Symposia: Building Consensus: Identification, Assessment and Prevention of Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Monday, June 8 - 8:00 - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Part III: Post Conference Webinar: Reporting and Refining Best Practice: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Wednesday, August 12 - 1-2 PM (EDT)

Session Description:
Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is relatively new nomenclature for a commonly observed clinical complication. WOC nurses have an opportunity to define and champion best practice for the prevention of skin injuries for patients in all settings. Attend this webinar to ensure you are up-to-speed on this concept and the next steps for WOC nurses.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. List 3 presentations of medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI)
  2. Discuss 5 of the Best Practice statements pertaining to the prevention of medical adhesive related skin injury
This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from 3M Health Care

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
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Conference Symposium: Building Consensus: Identification, Assessment and Prevention of Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) (Session II of III)

Start Date: Jun 8, 2015 8:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 8, 2015 9:30am

This webinar is part of a three part series (detailed schedule below).

Series Title:
Embrace the Concept, Define the Practice and Change the Outcome: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

Series Description:
This content will be presented in three parts, and while each session will build upon the content presented previously, it is not necessary to attend all three to expand your knowledge of this critical competency.

Schedule:
Part I: Pre-conference Webinar: The State of the Science: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Thursday, May 21 - 1-2 PM (EDT)

Part II: Live-Streamed Breakfast Symposia: Building Consensus: Identification, Assessment and Prevention of Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Monday, June 8 - 8:00 - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Part III: Post Conference Webinar: Reporting and Refining Best Practice: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Wednesday, August 12 - 1-2 PM (EDT)

Session Description:
This session will further define the problem of medical adhesive related skin injury and seek to establish consensus on key areas of assessment needed to identify the phenomena accurately. Audience participation will allow you to help with this process.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from 3M Health Care

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

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Pressure ulcer prevention and safe patient handling: Can they be combined?

Start Date: Jul 15, 2015 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 15, 2015 2:00pm

Patients at risk for pressure ulcers are often the same patients for whom safe patient handling is needed. A momentary choice of whether to move a patient alone or wait for help can lead to serious injury. However, the majority of injuries are repeated microtears of the soft tissue leading to long term pain and even disability. This session will discuss how wise choices in equipment can permit the patient to be moved and reduce harm to you and your staff.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how pressure ulcer prevention can be accomplished without leading repeated microtrauma to the care givers

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

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Post-conference Webinar: Reporting and Refining Best Practice: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) (Session III of III)

Start Date: Aug 12, 2015 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 12, 2015 2:00pm

This webinar will summarize results obtained from the live and remote participants of the consensus symposia. Attendees will continue the work of the consensus conference and develop additional statements. Attend this webinar to contribute to the evidence base for our specialty.

Objectives:

  • Describe 3 key WOC specific best practices related to medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI)
  • Describe strategies to prevent medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI)
IMPORTANT: Please complete this survey
Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a facilitated virtual consensus conference as we attempt to modify additional general statements to make them specifically applicable to the practice areas of wound and continence care. This survey contains the four (4) statements we hope to modify and make more relevant to the WOC nursing practice. Prior to the virtual consensus conference on August 12, you are asked to either accept, reject or suggest modifications that would make the statement acceptable to you. Participation in this pre-conference activity will improve our efficiency during the virtual session.
We need your voice-and votes! Help to define WOC Nursing practice in the area of medical adhesives and change patient outcomes!

This webinar series is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M Health Care.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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From Hygienic Task to Preventive Intervention: Preventing and Managing Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Start Date: Oct 21, 2015 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Oct 21, 2015 2:00pm

It has been 10 years since a meeting in Chicago resulted in the term Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and its first related consensus document. The WOCN Society and Sage Products invite you to join Mikel Gray and Denise Nix for a webinar as they explore the evolution of IAD prevention and management from hygienic task to critical intervention bundles for patient safety. This webinar will present current best evidence and best practices for assessment, prevention and management of IAD in the critical care setting.  Whether you are a critical care nurse or WOC nurse who consults in the ICU, the information in this webinar will inform your efforts at both IAD and pressure ulcer prevention in the context of moisture management.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Review the etiology, causes and epidemiology of IAD in the critical care unit.
  2. Discuss the natural history of IAD in the acute and critical care settings and its relationship to pressure ulcer risk.
  3. Identify strategies to prevent IAD in the critical care unit, and its incorporation into preventive care bundles for hospital acquired pressure ulcers and catheter associated urinary tract infection.
  4. Outline strategies for managing IAD in the critical are unit, including strategies for containing urinary and fecal incontinence.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

 

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
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Progress and Challenges in Perioperative Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention

Start Date: Jul 20, 2016 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 20, 2016 2:00pm

The incidence of perioperative pressure injuries (PPI) over the past 5 years has NOT decreased but increased (Chen, 2012). According to a 2014 publication from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel the incident rate for pressure injuries attributed to the operating room ranges from 5% to 53.4% (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2014). As a result, substantial patient harm has been reported leading to complications, disfigurement, disability, and death. Despite published guidelines specific to the operating room (OR) significant gaps in knowledge, practice, and research exist.

Keys to PPI prevention include developing a strategic plan to address factors in all phases of perioperative care. This program will describe how to develop a clinical improvement strategy for reducing PI in surgical patients by implementing a comprehensive Perioperative Pressure Injury Prevention Program (PPPIP). Learn how to use tools such as the Scott Trigger Gap Analysis template, SWOT analysis, the Scott Triggers®, and an OR Skin Bundle to improve patient safety and strive toward the ultimate goal of zero patient harm.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the factors that increase the risk of pressure injuries in the surgical patient.
  2. Describe the role of the WOC nurse in creating strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the surgical population.
 

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

 

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

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Can You Hear Me Now? Having Your Voice Heard in the Value Analysis Process

Start Date: Nov 9, 2016 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Nov 9, 2016 2:00pm

WOC nursing has witnessed first-hand the impact of change in healthcare. As our country moves forward with a value based purchasing model, the ripple effect of cost containment and cost avoidance has hit our supply closets. It’s no longer ‘business as usual’ when it comes to wound/ostomy/continence product choices. It is incumbent upon us to understand how to collaborate on the purchasing side of our organizations, learn new strategies, and position ourselves offensively for success. This program will give some ideas on how to appropriately represent WOC supply needs at the Value Analysis table and speak with a voice that can be heard.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Value Analysis process.
  2. Identify at least 2 behaviors that influence success in negotiating/collaborating with Value Analysis.
  3. Discuss the attributes of Emotional Intelligence and how it relates to the role of the WOC nurse.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

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Changing Your Viewfinder: Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse

Start Date: Jul 19, 2017 1:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 19, 2017 2:00pm

Session Description:
Safety for our patients is a high priority in every unit, and this demand for patient care excellence increases every day, week and year. In our complex systems, we need to understand the inherent fallibility in humans as well as the risk of system failure associated with equipment and devices used in tightly inter-woven work processes. Organizations that strive to create high reliability around error reduction demonstrates four cultural characteristics: (1) preoccupation with failure, (2) reluctance to simplify interpretations, (3) sensitivity to operations/systems, and (4) commitment to resilience (working until it is fixed) with a willingness to take action.

The importance of preventing hospital acquired skin injuries and achieving early mobilization while protecting the caregiver from injury is part of a strong safety culture. We can deliver value to our patients and our facilities by creating a culture of safety to protect patients from harm while ensuring safety of the caregiver.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Create the link of advocacy to fundamental nursing care practices and a healthy nurse.
  2. Discuss transforming a culture that creates safety for the patient and staff while achieving evidence based outcomes.
  3. Understand the current state of the practice for early mobility, pressure injury prevention, safe patient handling, and falls.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.



Speaker(s):
Standard: Free