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Skin & Wound Care Seminar & Pocket Guide Package
Package - Video & Book
$234.98 USD
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Package - Video & Book   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 57 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions and 153 page pocket guide
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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[+] [-] 072355 - Skin & Wound Care
  • Discuss evidence-based practice, identifying evidence-based guidelines.
  • Describe skin anatomy and function.
  • Identify factors that affect wound healing.
  • Describe the essential components of wound assessment.
  • Differentiate pressure injuries, venous stasis ulcers, lymphedema, arterial ulcers, and diabetic ulcers.
  • Discuss development of biofilms and infection in wounds.
  • Explain the different types of wound debridement.
  • Describe evidence-based skin and wound care, and dressings and treatments.

[+] [-] 072355 - Skin & Wound Care
Evidence-based Guidelines
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society
  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

Skin: A Vital Organ
  • Skin anatomy, structures, and function
  • Aging skin
  • Photoaging and skin cancer
  • Keeping skin healthy and maintenance of pH

Wounds: When Things Go Wrong
  • Phases of wound healing
  • Acute vs. chronic wounds
  • What’s in the patient’s history?

Wound Assessment: A Very Good Place to Start
  • Thorough history and physical
  • Identify risk factors
  • Contributory factors
  • Location, location, location
  • Dimensions
  • Undermining/tunneling
  • Wound bed
  • Wound margins
  • Exudate
  • Peri-wound tissue

Biofilms and Wound Infection
  • Is that wound infected?
  • The emerging recognition of biofilms
  • Osteomyelitis
  • MRSA
  • CDC “Postantibiotic era”

Types of Wounds: Know Thine Enemy
  • Pressure injuries
  • Avoidable vs. unavoidable pressure injuries
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Lower extremity arterial disease
  • Lower extremity neuropathic disease

Wound Debridement: Preparing the Wound Bed
  • Autolytic
  • Enzymatic
  • Mechanical
  • Conservative sharp
  • Surgical
  • Yikes! Maggots

Wound Dressings and Treatments
  • Necessity of moist wound healing
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Wound or HydroGels
  • Hydrofibers
  • Calcium Alginates
  • Foams
  • Negative pressure wound therapy

What if the Wound is Not Responding?
  • Antimicrobial dressings
  • Collagen dressings
  • Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
  • Other modalities

  • Assessment
  • Diet, vitamins and minerals
  • Albumin and prealbumin

Loading and Support
  • Support surfaces

“Weird Wounds”
  • Fistulas
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Radiation dermatitis



Heidi H. Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON, is a board-certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Syracuse, NY. She has extensive experience caring for wound and ostomy patients in acute care, as well as in long term care facilities. Currently, she is employed by CNY Surgical Physicians consulting for nursing homes in the Syracuse area, and has her own independent practice as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Ms. Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American Nurses Association. She has served on numerous committees related to wound and ostomy care, including as chair of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board examination committee, the credential and review committee, and the marketing committee. For the Wound and Ostomy Nurses Society, she is the co-chair of the National Conference Planning Committee ostomy track, has done peer review for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), and was the recipient of a grant from the Center for Clinical Investigation Research. She participated in developing the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers in 2014. Disclosures:

Financial: Heidi Huddleston Cross receives an honorarium and consulting fee from Molnlycke. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Heidi Huddleston Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society.


Kim Saunders has extensive experiences as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse across a variety of settings, including acute care, hospice, home health and skilled nursing facilities. As a respected expert in her field, Kim evolved her practice to be able to more fully share her insights as co-owner of WOC Consulting, LLC. In this role, she consults with healthcare systems on a variety of challenges that develop related to wound, ostomy, and incontinence-associated dermatitis. Some of the special projects her knowledge has been sought for include: guiding standardization of wound care formularies and pressure-relieving device selections, as well as a myriad of other processes to standardize and improve upon existing skin and wound care delivery. Her wound care experience goes beyond trouble-shooting the most challenging of patient wounds. It also includes expertise regarding the increasingly important ability to incorporate cost-effective care and reimbursement considerations at the bedside.

Kim is an active member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ and the Advanced Wound Care Society. She has traveled the country extensively to deliver practice-changing wound care trainings to experienced healthcare professionals. Kim is also the author of the Wound Care Pocket Guide: Clinical Reference, Second Edition (PESI, 2017).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kim Saunders is the owner of WOC Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kim Saunders is a member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 072355 - Skin & Wound Care
[+] [-] 084775 - Wound Care Pocket Guide
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators, Certified Diabetes Educators, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers