Following admission to a facility, medical device related pressure injuries occur more quickly than other types of pressure injuries. This is especially significant to both the patient and caregiver population when considering the provision of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first part of this symposium will discuss the implementation of a step-by-step system-wide pressure injury prevention program and the positive outcomes of a two-fold medical device related pressure injury prevention protocol by providing guidance to caregivers with personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 patients undergoing prone positioning to support lung function.
Simultaneously, managing wounds adds to the already overloaded healthcare system. Seventy percent of dressing changes are driven by schedules and unnecessary dressing changes consume valuable time that could be used for patient’s other clinical needs. The reality is that healthcare providers are asked to do more with less. The second part of the symposium will examine the T.I.M.E clinical decision support tool used as an evidenced-based, five-step approach that incorporates T.I.M.E principles into a framework that nurses and other professionals can follow within their procedural guidelines. Interactive real-life case studies will be discussed to help participants quickly identify the barriers to wound healing and gain confidence to make the right treatment choice.
The presenters will then review why ALLEVYN LIFE may be the ideal multi-layer foam dressing for use as part of a comprehensive pressure injury prevention plan and for the management of wound exudate.
Recognize the essential steps to implement a prevention pressure injury program with the inclusion of resource tools, leadership involvement, EMR integration, documentation, and education.
Discuss the positive outcomes of a two-fold MDRPI prevention protocol by providing guidance to caregivers with PPE and Covid-19 patients undergoing positioning to support lung function.
Identify the five-step approach of the T.I.M.E clinical support tool.
Discuss real life case studies.
Review the considerations for the utilization of a multi-layer foam dressing.
APRN, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, FACCWS,
Family Nurse Practitioner and Director of Wound Care,
Mosaic Life Care
APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP,
Advanced Practice WOC Nurse,
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates; Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine