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

Free CE course
Perioperative Nurses Lead the Way in Managing Surgical Patients’ Skin Integrity
CE541 | 1.0 contact hour
by Sophia Mikos-Schild, MSN, EdD, RN, 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.

Free CE course
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.

Free live webinars
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, MBA, ADN, RN, 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, MBA, ADN, RN, 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.