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Skin & Wound Care: 15 Assessment and Treatment Techniques You Didn't Know
Skin & Wound Care: 15 Assessment and Treatment Techniques You Didn't Know


When:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
Wound care expert, Ann Kahl Taylor, has been in your shoes. She struggled to manage a busy schedule and heavy patient load, and still keep up with all of the changes in wound care protocols, products and treatment options. Then she did something about it - she started teaching nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and physician assistants. And in one short day, she can teach you assessment and treatment techniques you didn't know, and bring your skin and wound management skills to a new level!

Learn the latest intervention strategies for successful skin and wound care, including
  • cleansing, debridement and dressing application
  • infection control challenges and solutions
  • the best methods for documenting skin and wound care
  • the latest products for cleansing, moisturizing, sealing, protecting
  • dressing options and selection rationale
Ann's evidence-based research and vast clinical experience, coupled with photographic examples and her consultative approach, allow her to deliver this material in a style conducive to learning and real world application. Register today for this wonderful learning opportunity!
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Explain the comprehensive plan of care to promote optimal wound healing.
  2. Identify characteristics of vascular, neuropathic and pressure ulcers, including deep tissue injury.
  3. State several new interventions useful to support successful wound healing.
  4. Differentiate between urostomy, ileostomy and colostomy.
  5. List effective strategies and techniques for simple and complicated ostomies.
  6. Identify appropriate interventions for urinary and fecal incontinence.
  7. Implement tools to assist with assessment and management of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
Program Outline

  • Wound and Skin Care Challenges
    • Traumatic Lesions
      • Skin Tears
      • Surgical
    • Pressure Ulcers
      • Controversies & Trends in Staging
      • Deep Tissue Injury
      • The Specifics on Heel Ulcers
      • Pressure Management
    • Infection
      • Candida
      • Colonization
      • Obtaining Wound Cultures the Right Way
      • Dehisced Surgical Wounds
      • Necrotizing Soft tissue Infections
      • Grafting
      • Cellulitis
      • Chronic Sub-Clinical Infections
      • Osteomyelitis
    • Circulatory Disorders
      • Vascular Lesions
      • Arterial Insufficiency
      • Venous Stasis disease
    • Special Population Considerations
      • Diabetic
      • Bariatric
      • Neonatal
      • Advanced Age
  • Achieving Successful Wound Healing
    • Overcoming Common Impediments
      • Nutritional Challenges
        • Unintentional Weight Loss
        • Malnutrition
        • Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM)
      • Tissue Perfusion & Oxygenation
      • Necrosis
    • Wound Assessment
      • Location
      • Age
      • Measurement
      • Base
      • Odor
      • Drainage
      • Wound Edge
      • Pain
    • Wound Staging
      • In-depth Description of
        • Stage 1, 2, 3, 4
        • Suspected Deep Tissue Injury (SDTI)
        • Unstageable Wounds
      • Case Studies
    • Topical therapy
      • Dressing Selection & Use
      • Antimicrobials
      • Pain Management
      • Cost/Reimbursement Considerations
    • Debridement
      • Treatment Choices
      • Pulsed Lavage
      • Maggot Therapy
    • Moist Wound Healing
      • Exudate Management
      • The Latest in Dressing Options
      • Avoiding Maceration
    • Negative Pressure Wound therapy
      • Active Therapy: Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure
        • Usage Tips
        • Issues and Complications
    • Adjunctive Wound Therapies
      • Ultrasound
      • Estim
    • Discharge Planning/Plan of Care
  • Strategies for Continence Care
    • Skin Cleansing Techniques
    • Moisture Management
    • Treatment Strategies
      • Pharmacological
      • Fecal Containment Devices: Beyond Traditional Rectal Tubes
      • Surgical
      • Barrier Ointments & Creams
  • Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Ostomy & Fistula Care
    • Choosing the Right Appliance & Accessories
    • Pouch Application Techniques
    • Products for Gaps/Defects
    • Crusting: Treatment of Peri-Stomal Skin Damage
  • Beyond Treatment: Safeguarding Your License & Practice
    • Reimbursement
    • Documentation & Coding Strategies
    • National Treatment Guidelines


Ann Taylor created Kahl WOC Consults in 2002 to provide wound care and legal consults across the care settings. With over 20 years of experience as a specialty nurse in wound, ostomy and continence nursing, she has a vast amount of knowledge about how to reduce the risk of legal exposure through incorporation of current wound management trends and protocols. Her practice in the legal arena is busy and has grown significantly.

Ann's commitment to clinical excellence and patient outcomes is evident by her committee work with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN™). She has also served on the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board, most recently on the Job Analysis Task Force. As an author, Ann has over 20 clinical wound abstracts and has created numerous policies, algorithms and guidelines for use in practice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ann Kahl Taylor is the owner of Kahl WOC Consults. She has an employment relationship with Spalding Regional Medical Center. Ms. Kahl Taylor receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Ann Kahl Taylor is a member of the national Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). She is a member of the WOCN Certification Board, Marketing Committee.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for .6 CEUs.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of clinical Category I CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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