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Skin & Wound Care
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 59 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  • 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.
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.
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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 6/23/2019
No CE available for this board.

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Florida Nurses:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours.

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Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions
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