Skin and Wound Care for Hospice Patients
Overcome Skin And Wound Challenges For Hospice Patients
Hospice patients often face the risk for skin breakdown or pressure ulcer formation, and many hospice patients present with existing breakdown, fungating tumors, or radiodermatitis. Now-a-days providers are gearing up to health care regulations and giving primary importance to prevention of medical “errors”.
But there is remarkable perplexity regarding the balance between client centered care and adherence to regulatory guidelines. This webinar will identify the guidelines for client-centered care that is in compliance with regulatory guidelines to enable cost effective wound care.
Join this 60-minute audio session presented by Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN who will help you understand guidelines regarding individualized preventive skin care. She’ll also help you to understand what to expect when documenting for care goals and strategies and get a clear picture for appropriate wound management in a compromised patient population.
This session will help you:
- Highlight the Skin and Wound Challenges in the Hospice Patient Population
- Follow clear guidance for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, basics of preventive care that should be “standard” for all patients and basics of preventive care that should be individualized based on patient goals and priorities
- Discover Avoidable versus Unavoidable Ulcers
- Learn when and how to debride; tips on choosing dressing selection and manage non-healing wounds
- Tips on managing fungating tumors and radiodermatitis
Who should attend? RNs and LPNs who work in home care, palliative care, or hospice care; Directors of Nursing and Assistant Directors of Nursing with responsibility for hospice patients.
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- Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS
- Keri Hart, MS, CCC-SLP, CHHRP-QT, RAC-CT, VP
- Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L
- Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CPC, CCS-P, PCS
- Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
- Arlene Maxim, RN
About Our Speaker
Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, has been the Director for the Emory University Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Center since 1984 and has worked as a wound care nurse since 1980. She has served as a wound care consultant in the long-term care setting and currently provides wound care in the outpatient setting. She frequently gives wound care presentations and has produced multiple publications on wound care topics.
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