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WOCN Conference 2014


GS5 - MASD vs. Pressure Ulcers: What is that Yellow Stuff?


Jun 24, 2014 8:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2014 9:00am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session will highlight the challenge in differentiating moisture associated skin damage and pressure ulcers. The panel will present information regarding assessment characteristics of each condition to guide the learner in their practice setting. Additionally, the panel will discuss assessment pearls such as, “what is that yellow stuff” in the wound bed, and be asked to weigh in on whether superficial pressure ulcers exist. The session will include both the most up to date evidence based recommendations for assessment and classification as well as discuss recommendations for future research.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the assessment characteristics of three skin conditions: pressure ulcers vs. IAD vs. Friction Injury
  • Discuss the difference between ischemic necrosis (slough) and film development related to inflammation
  • Identify differentiating characteristics of superficial MASD injuries vs. superficial pressure ulcers

Speaker(s):

  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Clinician; WOC Nurse Instructor Emory, Emory University Hospital; Emory WOC Nursing Education Center
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner of Urology and School of Nursing, University of Virginia
  • Mary Mahoney, MSN RN CWON CFCN, WOC Nurse, UnityPoint at Home
  • Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Prof Emeritus, Adjunct Prof., Consultant

Credits

Credits: None available.

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