Intensive Skin and Wound Care Course Day 1: Core Skin & Wound Assessment & Treatment

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Kim Saunders
6 Hours 1 Minutes
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Mar 23, 2017


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  • Core skin and wound assessment skills
  • Wound product categories: When to use, how to use, and when not to use
  • Topical therapy triage
  • Treatment skills per wound etiology

Wound care treatment in today’s healthcare environment is as challenging as ever. A wide variety of new treatment options, changing protocol guidelines and an ever-growing list of product choices can leave even those familiar with wound care questioning which path is best to follow. Attend this seminar and have those questions answered!

This course focuses on the essential skills required to provide state-of-the art care to wound care patients. Gain the tools necessary to overcome everyday frustrations and challenges associated with assessing and treating common wounds. Learn when and how to use wound care products and leave with clinical tips and strategies derived from evidence-based research and extensive clinical experience.

By attending this seminar you will gain a wealth of knowledge in proper wound care that goes beyond the skills you learned in school. Become a powerful part of the solution and a high-valued asset for your facility by attending and taking your wound care skills beyond basic to state-of-the-art!




Wound Bed Terminology

  • Epithelization & Granulation
  • Slough & Eschar
  • Tunneling & Undermining
  • Proliferative & Non-Proliferative Wound Edges

Drainage Differentiation

  • Sanguineous & Sero-sanguineous
  • Serous & Purulent
  • Lymph & Fistula

Systemic Considerations

  • Aging
  • Nutrition
  • Steroids
  • Vascular

Wound Products Determination by Wound Question

  • Wet or Dry
  • Flat or Depth
  • Bacterial Concerns
  • Protect from Incontinence
  • Match Wound Etiology with Recommended Products

Core Assessment & Treatment per Etiology

  • Arterial & Venous UPDATED GUIDELINES
  • Moisture-Associated
  • Shearing & Friction
  • Neuropathic
  • Surgical, Crush Injuries & Compartment Syndrome
  • Microbial
  • Classification of Gluteal Cleft & Buttock Wounds

Wounds and Bacteria

  • ​Contamination, Colonization, Critical
  • Colonization, Biofilm, Infection
  • Culture Standards: Levine Swab, Tissue,
  • Aspiration, Bone



Intensive Skin and Wound Care Course Day 1: Core Skin & Wound Assessment & Treatment

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN Related seminars and products: 12

WOC Consulting, LLC


Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFCN, has extensive experiences as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse across a variety of settings, including acute care, hospice, home health and skilled nursing facilities. As a respected expert in her field, Kim evolved her practice to be able to more fully share her insights as co-owner of WOC Consulting, LLC. In this role, she consults with healthcare systems on a variety of challenges that develop related to wound, ostomy, and incontinence-associated dermatitis. Some of the special projects her knowledge has been sought for include: guiding standardization of wound care formularies and pressure-relieving device selections, as well as a myriad of other processes to standardize and improve upon existing skin and wound care delivery. Her wound care experience goes beyond trouble-shooting the most challenging of patient wounds. It also includes expertise regarding the increasingly important ability to incorporate cost-effective care and reimbursement considerations at the bedside.

Kim is an active member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ and the Advanced Wound Care Society. She has traveled the country extensively to deliver practice-changing wound care trainings to experienced healthcare professionals.  Kim is also the author of the Wound Care Pocket Guide: Clinical Reference, Second Edition (PESI, 2017).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kim Saunders has an employment relationship with Pardee Home Health and WOC Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kim Saunders has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.