Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Cost Effective and Clinically-Sound Best Practices

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN
Conference Date
Wed, May 20, 2009
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Stop: You could be misusing -- or overusing -- NPWT. Find out for sure here.

You know that negative pressure wound therapy is a powerful tool for managing complex wounds. But do you know for sure when you should really be using it -- and how much it can cost your organization if you're using it inappropriately? Learn key strategies for optimizing both clinical AND fiscal outcomes during this 60-minute audio learning event with topic expert Dorothy Doughty.

Here's what you will learn:

  • The key to appropriate NPWT: Dig deeper into mechanisms of action and history of use.
  • Indications and contraindications -- plus costly but common errors in use.
  • Know your NPWT types -- and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Expert tips on optimizing outcomes and preventing complications.
  • Not sure when to stop therapy? Get indications for discontinuation in plain English.
  • Top 3 strategies to assure clinically appropriate and cost-effective use -- of NPWT

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend: Staff nurses; nurse administrators, and wound care nurses.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room.


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About Our Speaker

Dorothy Doughty - Wound Care Coding Expert

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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