- Heidi Huddleston Cross
- Approx. 6 Hours
- Feb 15, 2021
Evidence-based practice… we talk about this all of the time, but it’s extremely difficult to make a change in a facility, even if we have the evidence. So, we wind up sticking to the same procedures because, “it’s the way our facility has always done it” and these strategies yield just okay results.
But as the world of wound care continues to change — with new treatment options, changing protocols, an ever-growing list of product choices, antibiotic resistance, and a rise in lawsuits related to wounds — our practice has to evolve.
That’s why we developed this intense one-day wound care training…
You’ll watch nationally recognized wound care expert, Heidi Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON, as she walks you step-by-step through wound assessment techniques, best practice wound products and treatments — including infection prevention WITHOUT antibiotics and actual demonstrations of product application.
Advancing your clinical insights has never been easier! With your purchase….
- Purchase includes one CE certificate and contact hours
- Invite your co-workers to join you! Additional attendees can watch the video with you, for FREE!
Don’t wait. Purchase today to take your understanding of wound care to the next level with this clinical demonstration lab!
Wound Assessment Strategies
- Tissue types/wound bed evaluation necrotic tissue, granulation, hypergranulation, agranular
- Phases of wound healing, chronicity
- Factors impacting wound healing
- SKILL: Techniques for accurate wound measurements
Top Down Skin Injuries
- Medical Adhesive Associated Skin Damage
- Moisture Associated Skin
- Incontinence Associated Damage
- Skin Tears
- SKILL: Overcoming Challenging Situations
- Demystify staging
- Prevention: What have you overlooked?
- Risk assessment
- Treatment and dressing selection
- SKILL: Executing the risk assessment
Lower Extremity Wounds
- Arterial, venous, neuropathic
- Differentiate etiologies
- Appropriate therapies
- SKILL: Compression wrapping
- Types of diversion
- Pouch Selection
- SKILL: Pouch application
Strategies for Topical Dressing Selection
- Dressing selection process — samples to compare
- When is gauze appropriate?
- The key role of exudate
- Essential toolkit items:
- Debridement options
- Gels, collagen
- Absorptive products, foam
- Antimicrobial, silver
- Heavy drainage versus minimal
- Large area wounds
- Dress difficult locations, tracts and undermining
- SKILL: Select dressing protocol for various wounds
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.
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.