Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Wound Care Basics: Dressing Selection and Wound Documentation

  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar

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Providing the best level of Wound Care for your patients is an expensive and daunting task.  Or is it?  To be an expert at Wound Care, you first must master the basics.  This education session is focused on enabling your clinicians to select the right dressing for a wound, and also ensuring that they document all aspects of the wound care correctly.  Part 2 of a 4-part Series.  One hour of Certified Education Credit is offered for nurses.

Education Overview

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, of Corstrata will be presenting this education. This program provides an overview of advanced wound dressings by category and the indications for their use, with discussion of scientific wound healing principles specific dressing types address. Also discussed are documentation components that are critical to accurately and adequately assess and manage wounds. Patient education handouts are provided.

The Learning Objectives for this session are:
  • Understanding which dressing is appropriate for a wound – and why that is the case
  • Review of the different wound dressing types and intended uses
  • Wound assessment documentation basics
  • Wound management documentation components
The following tools will accompany this education session:
  • Patient Education Handouts

About the Educator – Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata

Myra is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Practice Guidelines that appear on the AHRQ website. For the past 16 years, she has served on the WOCN Wound Guidelines Task Force and is the primary author of the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline: “Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease”.

Additionally, Ms. Varnado has published numerous wound related papers on topics including Diabetes Charcot foot management, frostbite, biofilm, telemedicine and tissue based products. During her tenure with the LSU Diabetes Foot Program and LSU Hospitals, she successfully implemented five remote telemedicine diabetes foot programs in southern Louisiana.

CEU Approval

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education.

*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Live attendance at this webinar is mandatory to earn the CE contact hour.

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MNCHA Member: $59
Coupon Code:  curamncha

*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  All states accept this certification for their licensure requirements.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.

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