View over 40 sessions of evidence-based wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care education from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, the Society's first-ever, online-only annual conference. No CE available.
Supported by Smith+Nephew
Critically ill patients in intensive care units are highly vulnerable to pressure injuries because of limited mobility, multiple medical devices, and the severity of their disease including patents with ARDS. This session will discuss the evolving appreciation for early mobilization and prone positioning in context of Covid-19, and a step-by-step clinical intervention strategy to reduce the incidence of pressure injury specific to the ECMO and critical care population.Speaker(s):
Supported by BD Bard
Hospitals risk reduced reimbursement based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program if patients experience never events (preventable outcomes) including catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Most hospitals have implemented the 2014 CAUTI prevention guidelines including removing catheters earlier than ever before and reducing the number of catheters inserted. In 2019 the WOCN identified that no guidance existed for bedside clinicians for the selection of interventions post catheter removal. A Task Force reviewed the literature and convened an expert consensus panel to address gaps in the literature. A web-based decision support tool was subsequently developed and will be introduced in this session.
Supported by Hollister Incorporated
One of the primary goals in ostomy management is to maintain peristomal skin health, This presentation will explore the science of the peristomal environment under ostomy barriers providing insight into the link of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and peristomal skin injury.
Supported by HillRom
This presentation will discuss current trends in pressure injury development in the acute care setting identified through the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUPTM) survey. National prevalence rates, risk factors and prevention strategies will be discussed across acute care sub-specialties as well as factors that contribute to unavoidable pressure injury development. Input from WOCN attendees at this session, along with these results will become the focus of a future study on unavoidable pressure injuries in acute care.Speaker(s):
This session will provide an opportunity for you to hear the latest research findings in WOC nursing. Research-based abstracts are selected by a rigorous, two-step peer review process. Clinical investigators will present their findings in a moderated session.
Presented by 3M + KCI
Fistulas can be complex and challenging for WOC Nurses. This session will provide solutions for fistula management with primary focus on effluent containment and perifistular skin protection. Come prepared to virtually learn best practices utilizing case-based scenarios during this innovative presentation by an expert clinician and WOC nurse.Speaker(s):
Presented by Medela LLC
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has proven to be a potent modality that is extremely beneficial for even our most chronic and complex wounds. However, in our practice we discovered that some patients were unable to adhere to their treatment plan using our current NPWT device. Patients reported pain with dressing changes, an inability to sleep due to pump noise and difficulty navigating the pump, which negatively impacted the overall patient experience and ability to effectively promote wound healing.
As such, we evaluated and subsequently adopted Medela’s Invia® NPWT system to meet the high standard of care expected by our practice. The Medela Invia NPWT system has innovated on the current standard of care and provided better than expected outcomes. Please join Dr. Tickner describe his personal experience regarding Medela NPWT case study series.Speaker(s):
Presented by Hollister Incorporated
COVID19 has disrupted the lives of our patients and has required clinicians and health care professionals to adjust their practices accordingly. Many patients are wary of visiting ostomy clinics, doctors’ offices or other medical facilities in fear of exposure to COVID19. The use of telehealth and digital care solutions is critical for managing our ostomy patients during this pandemic. This presentation will look at how you can pivot your ostomy practice to ensure you continue to provide accurate information, calm your patients, provide safe avenues to support patients’ ostomy care and ensure positive outcomes. Jan will share some hints and tips for conducting a virtual ostomy clinic and how she has pivoted her practice at the University of Chicago Medicine.Speaker(s):
In the past few months, you’ve experienced a rollercoaster of unimaginable illness, isolation and loss accompanied by healing and strength. The mix of emotion and trauma is difficult to overcome. And if that wasn’t enough, you’re now facing the fear and uncertainty of furloughs and RIFs; something unheard of in the industry of healthcare.
The pain is real, and the worry is all-consuming. One thing to set your sights on is the fact that nurses have always been part of the solution. You bring strength, creativity, heart, and skill to this world and if anyone can overcome, it is you.
In our time together, we’re going to dive into the reality of what is, explore the promise of possibility, and leave you inspired and motivated to come out of this situation better than ever.
Nutrition management of a patient with a new or existing ostomy or continent diversion presents a special challenge to the clinician. It is critical to understand what constitutes normal function in each type of ostomy, continent urine and bowel ( J-pouch, K-pouch) diversions and how best to intervene when complications such as malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte depletion arise. Appropriate and well-planned nutrition support regimens can help optimize the patient’s nutritional status and improve nutrient and medication absorption.