Advances in Wound Care

Advances in Wound Care

This webinar will focus on evidence-based recommendations for prevention and treatment of wounds.

  • Release Date: August 18, 2022
  • SKU WEBAWC818
Member Price
$24.00
Nonmember Price
$54.00

Student pricing: $10.00

This webinar was presented live on August 18, 2022. The CPE associated with this activity expires on May 31, 2024.

Is skin health a top concern when assessing nutrition status of clients? It should be. Over 8 million Medicare beneficiaries have wounds with and without infections. More than 20% of older adults living in post-acute care facilities in the US and Canada have pressure injuries. 2.5 million American develop pressure injures annually. Total Medicare spending for wound care is reported to be between $28.1-$96.8 billion dollars annually. Wounds significantly impact health and quality of life of patients resulting in loss of function and mobility, pain, depression, anxiety, prolonged hospital stays, chronic morbidity and death.

The Paul study (2018) estimated a 22.5% increase in cost for patients with pressure injuries. Malnutrition is a risk factor for the development of wounds and for poor healing of wounds. Nutrition is a modifiable risk factor and is paramount in supporting healing therapies. The webinar will focus on evidence-based recommendations for prevention and treatment of wounds.

This webinar was planned in coordination with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.0

Performance Indicators:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Speaker

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.

  • Release Date: August 18, 2022
  • SKU WEBAWC818