Description

Research has driven significant advances in wound care and, subsequently, the development of advanced wound care products. Although marketed to promote wound healing, advanced wound care products can provide comfort to our palliative and hospice patients.  This webinar will review strategies for selecting and using advanced wound care products to manage common wound symptoms and improve quality of life in the palliative care and hospice population.

Learning Outcomes

      • Discuss literature driving current advances in wound care
      • Describe key strategies for selecting and using advanced wound care products to improve quality of life for palliative and hospice patients
      • Identify interventions to manage common wound symptoms – pain, heavy exudate, malodor, and bleeding

Faculty

Joni Brinker, MSN/MHA, RN, WCC

Joni Brinker is Clinical Nurse Educator for Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services where she provides clinical nursing guidance to pharmacists and nurses. She has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years with experience in acute care, long term care, and hospice. Joni graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She later returned to school at to become a Registered Nurse and received her Master of Science degree in Nursing and Health Administration in 2014. A profound love of wound care motivated her to become Wound Care Certified through the Wound Care Education Institute. She recently co-authored the second edition of Wound Care at End of Life.

CE/CME Information

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.