Microclimate: The Rest of the Story?

Date: June 23, 2022

Time: 01:00PM - 02:00PM

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Pressure and shear are the usual causes of pressure injury that we address. However, microclimate also contributes to skin breakdown. Could it be the "rest of the story" explaining why not all wounds are preventable? Or healable? This session will explain how microclimate of the skin plays an important role in skin health and how support surfaces can help it.

Learning Outcome:
Following this activity, the learner will report increased confidence in their ability to examine patients and determine if microclimate of the skin needs to be altered.

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

Speakers:
  • Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider Number CEP 15115.

Contact Hour(s): 1.00

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.
  • Complete/submit the online evaluation.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

DISLOSURE:
The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

The planners and faculty for this program have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose unless listed below.

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN disclosed: Speakers' Honorarium: Arjo Healthcare, Molnlycke Healthcare, Sage: A Division of Stryker Medical, Urgo Medical North America, Wound Vision; Consulting: Molnlycke Healthcare, Sage: A Division of Stryker Medical, Urgo Medical North America, Wound Vision.

All potential bias resulting from these relationships has been mitigated by the Nurse Planner according to WOCN Society policy in adherence with ANCC Standards.