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The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab
The Ultimate Hands-On Wound Care Clinical Lab

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

In healthcare facilities across the country, billions of dollars are being spent annually on skin care and wound management. You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions, and play a critical role in patient outcomes and your facility's bottom line. There is no better way to learn new problem solving skills than through this Hands-On Clinical Lab. Attend this highly interactive seminar and learn wound care assessment skills by DOING!

Wound care educator and consultant, Joan Junkin, will teach you new strategies for wound assessment and interventions, using wound care teaching models and sample products. The Hands-On Clinical Lab will add a live, hands-on component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement and the applications of various products on realistic wound care models. These models provide a life-like simulation to allow for improved assessment and treatment of a wide variety of wound care presentations, including all stages of pressure ulcers, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure and surgical dehiscence. Take your understanding of wound care to the next level with this hands-on, interactive clinical lab. Register today - space is limited!
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between the various tissue types found in chronic wounds.
  2. Identify the actual cause of the wound to be able to implement the best healing/prevention strategies for the patient.
  3. Compare the most appropriate terms used to document peri-wound status.
  4. Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds.
  5. Choose the best dressing type based on the specific wound presentation.
  6. Plan for wound healing as you practice new hands-on skills.
Program Outline

  • Wound Bed Tissue Types: Presentation & Treatment
    • Epithelial Tissue
    • Granulation Tissue
      • Healthy Granulation
      • Hypergranulation
    • Necrotic - When and how to debride
      • Slough - Moist, devitalized tissue
      • Eschar - Dry devitalized tissue
  • Wound Margin Issues and Strategies
    • Epiboly - Rolled edges
    • Hyperkeratotic - Dry, calloused edges
    • Undermined – Trauma or drying of wound bed
    • Peri-wound signs of possible infection
      • Erythema (redness) and heat
      • Induration (hardened tissue)
      • Fluctuance (mushy tissue)
  • Characteristics of Common Wounds
    • Phases of healing: Normal vs. chronic
    • Etiology, location, characteristics
      • Arterial insufficiency
      • Venous insufficiency
      • Diabetic/Neuropathic
      • Pressure ulcers – Demystifying the stages
    • Using the latest in wound care model technology, participate in skill-based exercises in:
      • Wound staging
      • Tissue type identification
      • Proper measuring techniques
      • Tunneling/Undermining
      • Wound care product awareness and application
  • Strategies to Select Dressings for:
    • Dry/Minimally draining wounds
      • Hydrogel
      • Oil emulsion dressing
      • Moistened gelling fiber
      • Hydrocolloid
    • Moderate draining wounds
      • Alginate or gelling fiber
      • Glycerin based hydrogel
      • Traditional foam
    • Heavy/copious drainage
      • Negative pressure wound therapy
      • Moisture responsive dressings
      • Super absorbent dressings
  • Strategies for Decreasing Bioburden
    • Best cleansing
      • Use of surfactants
      • A new look at antiseptic cleansers
      • Breaking biofilm
    • Antiseptic dressings
      • Silver
      • Iodine complex
      • Hyperosmolar (sugar, salt, honey)
      • Methylene blue, gentian violet
      • Dressings that trap exudate trap germs also
      • Dressings that attract bacteria ionically
  • Tissue Based Products
    • Autograft
    • Allograft
      • Cryopreserved
      • Grown in vivo
      • Acellular
    • Xenograft
      • Bovine
      • Porcine
      • Equine
      • Marine


Joan Junkin brings 25 years as a wound clinician and educator, including 10 years building the outpatient and inpatient wound program in a 500-bed hospital. As owner of The Healing Touch, Inc., Joan provides wound care consulting services to healthcare organizations. Through immersion in the evolving art and science related to this specialty, she has witnessed incredible results.

Joan enjoys sharing her expertise with experienced healthcare professionals; as such she has traveled to all 50 states and four provinces in Canada to present wound education, she has spoken at numerous national and regional WOCN® and SAWC wound conferences and is on the speakers’ bureau for the Advanced Wound Care Society. Joan's seminars are a combination of practical knowledge gleaned from her extensive experiences and are always backed up by the latest research and guidelines.

Always committed to wound care excellence, she has served as President of the Nebraska Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurses Society and chaired the WOCN® national committee to accredit WOCN® education programs. Additionally, Joan has authored articles in several peer reviewed journals and has authored chapters in Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joan Junkin is the Owner of The Healing Touch, Inc. She is on the speaker’s bureau for Sage Products Inc. Ms. Junkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Joan Junkin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 6.25 continuing education clock hours and 6.25 participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Call our customer service department at 1-800-843-7763 for further information.

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 Domain of OT. 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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