Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates Yale School of Nursing Bristol, CT
Every time the integrity of the cutaneous barrier is compromised, a wound is created. With a growing, aging population with multiple health issues, acute and chronic wounds are becoming more common, with high costs escalating quickly.
Health care providers are asked to do more with less. Pressure is building in an already overloaded health care system. 70% of dressing changes are driven by schedules. Unnecessary dressing changes consume valuable time that could be used for patients’ other clinical needs, thus impacting their well-being. Do you know that 24% of patients with chronic wounds have lived with their wound for at least six months, with almost 16% remaining unhealed for a year or more? Moreover, acute wounds resulted in 17.2 million hospital visits in 2014 and wound infections are the most expensive complications following surgery.
It’s time to take control of these non-healing wounds. The TIME clinical decision support tool uses an evidenced-based, five-step approach that incorporates TIME principles into a framework that nurses and other professionals can follow within their procedural guidelines. This session will discuss the assessment and management of non-viable tissue, infection, or inflammation, with an emphasis on moisture imbalance, and the non-advancing edge of wounds. Interactive case studies will be used to help participants quickly identify the barriers to wound healing and to gain confidence to make the right treatment choice.
This Innovation Theater is sponsored by Smith+Nephew
Innovation Theaters are non-accredited and no CME/CE credits are offered at these programs.