Student pricing: $10.00
This webinar was presented live on August 18, 2022. The CPE associated with this activity expires on May 31, 2024.
Skin health should be a top concern when assessing nutrition status, particularly for clients with wounds. With more than 8 million Medicare beneficiaries experiencing wounds with and without infections, and more than 20% of older adults in post-acute care facilities experiencing pressure injuries, wounds significantly impact health and quality of life for patients. Wounds can lead to loss of function and mobility, pain, depression, anxiety, prolonged hospital stays, chronic morbidity and even death. In fact, a 2018 study estimated a 22.5% increase in cost for patients with pressure injuries. Nutrition is a modifiable risk factor that plays a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of wounds, making it a critical consideration for healthcare professionals. Learn about evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of wounds, with a focus on the role of nutrition in supporting healing therapies. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in this critical area of patient care.
This webinar was planned in coordination with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
CPE Level: 2
- 10.1.3 Compares nutrition screening results with normative references in order to determine nutrition risks to individuals.
- 10.1.4 Determines appropriate service and referral needs based on screening data.
- 10.2.3 Collects information related to client/patient use of medications, dietary supplements and integrative and functional medicines to identify potential adverse drug and nutrient interaction.
- Evaluate the etiology of difference types of wounds: pressure injury, venous, arterial, diabetic wounds
- Review the nutrition guidelines within the 2019 International EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline
- Discuss the role of the registered dietitian/nutritionist in wound prevention and healing
Nancy Munoz DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
Dr. Nancy Munoz holds a Doctorate in Nutrition, Masters in Healthcare Administration, and a BS in Food and Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include nutrition and pressure injuries, malnutrition and nutrition, and the older adult. A highly- respected speaker and author, Nancy is a Lecturer for the U. of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition Department and the Chief for Nutrition and Food Service at the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System. She is an alum and a past vice president of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and the Chair for the HADPG.
Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN
Dr. Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to healthcare organizations. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. She has authored numerous referred journal articles, professional reference books, advanced level CE programs, online programs for healthcare science students and chapters in premier textbooks. She is the past president of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and served on the Governance Guideline Group for the 2019 edition of the International Clinical Practice Guideline on the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries.