Webinars (Archived Also Available)

2014 NPUAP Webinars

Hot Pressure Ulcer Topics: Chair Cushion Selection, Heel Ulcer Prevention & Safe Handling Equipment

December 6, 2014

Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN & Michelle Deppisch, PT, CWS, FACCWS

Chair cushion selection includes a basic understanding of the pressure redistribution capability of the product and matching that to the patient’s level of mobility independence to achieve best fit and prevent shear and friction. The heel is the second most common site pressure ulcer site. Understanding the anatomy can improve prevention and treatment strategies and product selection for off-loading. Patient safe handling requires staff education for proper device selection of equipment not only to protect themselves but also the patient. The bariatric patient presents unique challenges for repositioning and mobility to reduce pressure ulcer risk.

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Pressure Ulcers and Treatment Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries

October 16, 2014

Presenters: Margaret Goldberg, RN, MSN, CWOCN and Karin Zachow, MD, CWS

Over a lifetime, more than 60% of patients with spinal cord injury report developing a pressure ulcer. With improvements in care, a spinal cord injury no longer dictates a shortened life span but complications of pressure ulcers are still a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Prevention involves more expansive considerations than in other high risk populations. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach. This Webinar explores the social and physiologic aspects of primary and secondary pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management: An Update for Physicians and Mid-Level Providers

August 12, 2014

Presenters: Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS and Mary Sieggreen, MSN, CNS, NP, CVN

Often clinicians are unaware of what is required by third party payers and regulatory organizations on the assessment and documentation of pressure ulcers. The purpose of this webinar is to assist clinicians in pressure ulcer recognition and definition, to differentiate pressure ulcers from other types of wounds, to identify the components of a comprehensive pressure ulcer assessment, and to identify the critical elements of documentation.

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Pressure Ulcers: “The Unavoidable Outcome” 2014 Consensus Results

June 4, 2014

Presenters: Laura Edsberg, PhD and Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN

Held on June 4 Drs. Laura Edsberg and Diane Langemo presented and discussed the results of the 2014 Unavoidable Outcome: A Pressure Injury Consensus Conference that was held on February 27 in Baltimore, MD. During this webinar Drs. Edsberg and Langemo will define an unavoidable pressure ulcer, discuss the implications of unavoidability and discuss the results of the consensus voting on statements relating to unavoidability.

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Determining Incidence and Prevalence Rates of Pressure Ulcers

April 10, 2014

Presenter: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

This April 10, 2014 webinar was presented by Dr. Joyce Black with the focus on determining incidence and prevalence rates of pressure ulcers. This webinar answers the questions of how do you determine the number of pressure ulcers in  your facility? How do your rates compare to others? This webinar provides a  method on how to compute the rates in your facility and introduces a method of computing pressure ulcer rates using 1,000 patient days in order to stabilize comparisons.

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MDS 3.0 Sections K & M: What are the Requirements for Long Term Care?

February 13, 2014

Presenters: Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN and Mary Litchford, PhD,

October 1, 2010 the MDS changed from 2.0 to 3.0 and with it numerous revisions  to enhance risk assessment and tracking of health outcomes. This webinar will discuss changes made and the requirements in complying with the regulations for
completion of Section K (Swallowing/Nutritional Status), and Section M (Skin Conditions/Pressure Ulcers).

This one-hour live webinar presented by Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN and Mary Litchford, PhD, RD, LDN to discuss the components of Section K (Swallowing/Nutritional Status) that are instrumental for risk assessment and treatment of pressure ulcers, describe the criteria for “Worsening in Pressure Ulcer Status Since Prior Assessment”, differentiate the “Most Severe Tissue Type for Any Pressure Ulcer” and recognize what “Other Ulcers, Wounds and Skin Problems” are addressed on Section M of the MDS 3.0

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2013 NPUAP Webinars

Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers (MDRPU): The Hidden Epidemic Across the Lifespan

November 21, 2013

Presenter: Mona Mylene Baharestani, PhD, APN, CWON, CWS

While the advent of pressure ulcers secondary to medical devices is not a new  phenomenon, historically these ulcers have not been captured in most prevalence and incidence databases and widespread prevention measures have not been implemented. This NPUAP Webinar will cover MDRPU epidemiological data, risk identification across the lifespan, as well as implications for practice.

This one-hour webinar presented by Mona Mylene Baharestani, PhD, APN, CWON, CWS to define medical device related pressure ulcers, examine medical device related pressure ulcer epidemiological data and describe interventions aimed at the prevention of medical device related pressure ulcers across the lifespan.

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Bear of a Problem: Who Should be Sleeping in Which Bed?

September 13, 2013

Presenters: Dianne Mackey, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Evan Call, MS, CSN (NRM)

This NPUAP Webinar will be presented in 2 parts. The first half will cover the  Support Surface Initiative (S3I) terms and definitions, support surface selection criteria, and a literature review addressing prevention and treatment interventions utilizing support surfaces as part of a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program. The second half of the webinar will focus on the testing and reporting standards related to immersion, envelopment, shear, friction and micro-climate.

This one-hour webinar presented by Dianne Mackey, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Evan Call, MS, CSN (NRM) will discuss the categories of support surfaces, state the various features of a support surface, identify 3-4 patient criteria to be used when selecting an appropriate support surface for prevention and/or treatment, and describe the physical concepts of support surfaces that are currently being tested in the laboratory setting.

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Costs of Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Is it really cheaper than treatment?

May 9, 2013

Presenter: Barbara Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Braden will cover research literature on cost of prevention and treatment, examining cost and cost effectiveness studies from the U.S., U.K. and Canada.  Examples will be given for cost-effectiveness in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, operating rooms and emergency departments.  Findings related to cost by state of pressure ulcer will also be covered.  A simple model that may be helpful to clinicians who are defending the costs to administrators will be covered.  Components that enter into costing of care will also be discussed.

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Discussion and Decisions About DTI from the NPUAP Consensus Conference

April 17, 2013

Presenter: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, CWCN

Deep tissue injury (DTI) was the focus of the recent NPUAP Consensus Conference, held February 22–23, 2013 in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas. Experts from around the world were gathered to discuss and address a wide range of issues pertaining to DTI. State-of-the- art science and clinical data was presented throughout the meeting.

If you were unable to attend the conference, you can still “catch up with the latest” thinking about these pressure ulcers. For example, must there be a history of pressure applied to the area where DTI is now found before you can call the skin ulcer a DTI?

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How Are Your Numbers Stacking Up? A User’s Guide to the New NPUAP Prevalence and Incidence Monograph

January 23, 2013

Presenters: Karin Zachow, MD, CWS and Mary Sieggreen, MSN, CNS, NP, CVN

Pressure ulcers have become a focus for assessment of safety and quality in health care.  Incidence and prevalence data may allow comparisons between similar patient populations in different institutions, among populations with different degrees of risk for skin breakdown and over time assess the impact of changes in care on pressure ulcer development.

This webinar will provide a guided tour of NPUAP’s updated monograph, Pressure Ulcers: Prevalence. Incidence, and Implications for the Future.

2012 NPUAP Webinars

Pressure Ulcer Documentation: Telling a Complete, Accurate and Legally Defensible Story

July 19, 2012

Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, CWCN and Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN

When a legal challenge is placed, the “bible” of what happened or did not happen is the patient record. As the legal challenges often come years after the fact, it is imperative that your documentation be thorough, accurate, and timely, as “all roads” lead back to the written record. Your documentation must be legally defensible in a court of law.

This one hour webinar will review what and how to document related to interventions for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Practical suggestions will be presented on how to document defensively and examples of what to do and not to do will be provided.

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Q 2h Turning?  30 degree lateral turning?  Science or Tradition?

April 12, 2012

Presenter:  Barbara Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN

When it comes to prevention of pressure ulcers, turning is the most expensive of all the interventions we use.  The q 2hr. turning schedule came out of a textbook on the medical history of World War II.  While basic scientists have used a variety of physical, cellular and animal models to examine the intensity and duration of pressure that result in injury, for many years little clinical research has been available to answer the questions that clinicians and administrators need to know.  Must repositioning take place every two hours?  Can some patients tolerate longer intervals between turns?  What factors differentiate those who can tolerate longer intervals between turns from those who cannot?   Is the length of turning interval affected by the mattress used?  What positioning strategies are most effective in preventing pressure and can using these strategies lengthen the amount of time a patient stays in one position.   In the past 5-6 years, researchers have begun to make some headway in addressing these issues.  This one hour webinar will review recent research in the area of optimal positioning strategies and repositioning intervals.  Practical suggestions will be made on how the results of this research can be implemented in clinical practice.

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One Size Does Not Fit All! Nutrition solutions for pressure ulcers: from frail elders to obese individuals

 January 12, 2012

 Presenters:  Becky Dorner, RD, LD and Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, LD

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to provide nutrition for pressure ulcers, especially when individuals vary from the older adult with unintended weight loss to the person who is obese.  The NPUAP webinar presenters cover the topic of sarcopenia (loss of lean body mass), a serious nutritional problem for both the frail older adult and the obese person, which can lead to risk of pressure ulcer development.  The NPUAP-EPUAP Prevention and Treatment constitute the most current evidence based research available related to medical nutrition therapy (MNT).  This one-hour webinar shows how to screen and assess nutritional needs and implement practical suggestions for the most effective nutrition interventions for reversal of chronic under nutrition (inadequate protein, energy and micro nutrient) intake in this population.

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2011 NPUAP Webinars

How do I stage THIS Pressure Ulcer?!  Staging Issues and Root-Cause Analysis for Pressure Ulcer Development

August 3, 2011

Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, CPSN, FAAN and Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Moderator: Laura Edsberg, PhD

This webinar will address issues and challenges in accurate staging of pressure ulcers. The basis for and process of root-cause analysis will be discussed and exemplified through patient scenarios.

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Pressure Ulcers are Avoidable! – Or are they?!

June 22, 2011

Presenters: Laura Edsberg, PhD and Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Moderator: Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN

This webinar addresses the definitions of avoidable vs. unavoidable pressure ulcers.  Participants will learn how to identify specific clinical conditions and physiological factors that increase risk and contribute to the development of unavoidable pressure ulcers, as well as to understand other factors that may contribute to unavoidable pressure ulcer development.

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