Free CE Series: Promoting Healing, Courtesy of Band-Aid

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Proper Positioning Helps Avoid Nerve Damage During Surgery
CE416 | 1.0 contact hour
by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)

Peripheral nerve injuries can occur during any type of surgery. This course provides information about proper positioning of patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures with an emphasis on avoiding intraoperative nerve damage to the upper extremity.

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Caring for Women Experiencing Hysterectomy
CE154-60 | 1.0 contact hour
by Wendy K. Winer, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’ knowledge of the care of women who have had hysterectomies. After you study the information presented here, you will be able list three indications for a hysterectomy, identify three areas of special learning needs for women experiencing a hysterectomy and outline the nursing care in the surgery center or hospital and at home for women who undergo a hysterectomy.

Perioperative Nurses Lead the Way in Managing Surgical Patients’ Skin Integrity
CE541 | 1.0 contact hour
by Sophia Mikos-Schild, MSN, RN, EdD, MAM/HROB, CNOR and Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR

The purpose of this program is to discuss evidence-based practice changes that will promote RNs’ management of skin integrity in the OR. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to describe intraoperative skin integrity within a model of patient care outcomes, discuss intraoperative skin integrity in relation to the position of a surgical patient and discuss managing skin integrity in relation to the intraoperative care team.

Providing Relief for Patients With Malignant Wounds
CE380-60 | 1.0 contact hour
by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Catherine R Ratliff, PhD, APRN-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN

The goal of this program is to update nurses’, physical therapists’, physicians’ and radiologic technologists’ knowledge of malignant wounds and ways to manage the associated physical and psychosocial problems.

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Prevention of Infection: Surgical Site Infections
WEB285 | 1.0 contact hour
by Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, MT (ASCP), CIC

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are a concerning, expensive, and prevalent hospital-acquired infection problem. Come learn about the incidence and state of SSIs in the US and how interventions to decrease the incidence of SSIs are affecting outcomes. Are SSI’s preventable or an unfortunate expectation in healthcare?

C-section Infection Prevention, Care, and Patient Education
WEB281 | 1.0 contact hour
by Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, MT (ASCP), CIC

A C-section is a surgical procedure. View this webinar to acquire proactive steps you can take to support your patient anticipating or unpredictably requiring a C-section. With pre-procedure infection prevention strategies, quality evidence-based care, and comprehensive patient education, we can help to positively influence recovery and healing for women in this patient population.

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Combating Wound Care Myths with Proper Patient Education
WEB230-T | 1.0 contact hour
by Nancy Morgan, BSN, RN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS

The overall aim of wound management is to promote wound healing. This video will discuss proper wound healing, the myths and barriers that exist in preventing effective implementation of evidence, and how nurses lead the way in proper patient education.

Nutrition for Wound Healing
WEB273 | 1.0 contact hour
by Mary Litchford PhD, RDN, LDN

Nutrition is an important piece of the wound-healing puzzle. With a multidimensional approach to wound healing including covering wounds, good hygiene, and administering antibiotic treatment if needed, let us not forget the importance of good nutrition for the healing process. Learn how to describe and explain the process of healing with regard to macro- and micronutrients.

Physiology of Scarring & Minimizing Scarring
WEB272 | 1.0 contact hour
by Dea J. Kent, MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN

What is a scar? Why do we sometimes heal without a trace of the original injury and at other times develop a scar, a reminder of skin trauma at some point in time? Some scars fade; some last a lifetime. Is there a way to minimize scarring and influence healthy tissue repair? Join this webinar for a discussion of the physiology of scarring and approaches to minimize scarring.

First Aid for Common Skin Injuries
WEB269 | 1.0 contact hour
by Dan Andrews, RN, MBA, ADN, CEN

“You’re a nurse. What should I do about…?” How many times have you heard this question? Nurses are frequently asked about injuries and maladies. As one of the most respected professions, nurses frequently are asked about first aid treatments when injury strikes. Come refresh your knowledge base for explaining the rationales for first aid treatment of burns, punctures, cuts, abrasions, and other common injuries.

Skin Basics: Histology & Healing
WEB268 | 1.0 contact hour
by Dan Andrews, RN, MBA, ADN, CEN

The skin is considered the largest organ of the body. Therefore understanding basic skin histology and physiology is important to caring for patients and understanding wound healing. This webinar will cover the layers of the skin, the cells and structures, and the basics of wound healing.