Course 12: Wound Care

Welcome to Wound Care.

Understanding the overall process, from starting your risk assessments to analyzing your data, is the first step to being able to promote a well-developed wound care program.

In the CDC training module, you learned about the development and implementation of the Infection Control Risk Assessment.

If the Risk Assessment deemed that wound infection is at high risk for your facility or unit, you may stratify this further by completing a Wound Care Risk Assessment to see what details are truly at risk for your facility. 

Once the Wound Care Risk Assessment is completed, you will have a better understanding of what you want to focus your goals on for the upcoming year.

Based off your risk assessment and goals, you will be able to implement a surveillance plan.

Throughout the surveillance period, you should analyze your data, and evaluate for concerns, trends, or risks.

You will take this information and data to your facility's Quality Improvement Committee, Wound Care Committee, or other interdisciplinary committees to secure their help in supporting the overall care of your residents and the plan. 

Understnding the Process

This module will go over each of these steps in detail.

A facility will always have concerns, risks, and trends in data, but how and when a facility responds is the key.

Risk assessments, goals, and plans should remain fluid; as facility data is analyzed and reviewed, risks, goals, and plans may need to change. 

Training the Next Generation of Wisconsin Nursing Home Infection Preventionists complements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) foundational training to enhance the Infection Preventionist's (IP) knowledge, competence, and confidence. This course builds on the CDC's Module 10c - Infection Prevention during Wound Care.

Infection has been a long-standing problem in Wisconsin nursing homes and nationally. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires each nursing home to have one or more IP with specialized training in infection prevention and control (IPC).

The CDC developed the Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course in 2019 for IPs to develop and implement IPC programs. In 2020 the American Nurses Association and the CDC partnered to provide Project Firstline, a free online series and tools for IPC programs. Even with these resources, there continues to be a desperate need for IP training. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an even larger spotlight for addressing this need. 

PREREQUISITE

We expect learners to complete the CDC's Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course before beginning this course. 

If you have not completed the CDC's training, please stop this course now and complete it before beginning.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals serving as Infection Preventionists (IPs) in nursing home settings.

GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Utilize an interdisciplinary approach in the development of a nursing home Infection Prevention and Control Program which includes accessing external resources such as those provided by local, state and national public health systems
  2. Perform a variety of infection-related risk assessments, interpret risk assessment results and develop a plan to respond to identified risks
  3. Develop an infection tracking system, interpret and report data generated from this surveillance system, and use the results to demonstrate achievement of identified goals or strategize for improving outcomes
  4. Employ approaches for controlling the spread of pathogens in outbreak and non-outbreak situations

COURSE 12 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

As a result of participation in this course members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  • Complete the wound infection segment of an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment.
  • Stratify an Infection Prevention and Control Risk Assessment into a Wound Care Risk Assessment.
  • Develop a quality improvement wound care plan using best practices.
  • Describe the value of engaging your facility's interdisciplinary team (e.g., Quality Improvement Committee, Wound Care Committee) in quality improvement planning, implementation, and reassessment for wound care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 2.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
09/08/2022
Course expires: 
09/07/2025
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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CONTENT DEVELOPER

Anna Eslinger, RN, CIC, WCC, OMS

Anna Eslinger

ANNA ESLINGER, RN, CIC, WCC, OMS 

Anna Eslinger is a certified wound, ostomy and infection control specialist at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, WI

CONTENT REVIEWER

Diane Dohm, BS, MT, IP, CIC, CPHQ
Linda McKinley, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Christopher J. Crnich, MD, PhD, Course DirectorDeb Burdsall, PhD, RN-BC, IP, CIC, FAPICDiane Dohm, BS, MT, IP, CIC, CPHQ
Ashlie DowdellAnna Eslinger, RN, WCC, IPTola Ewers, MS, PhD, Coordinator
Victoria Griffin, BSN, RN, IP, SMQ, ESRDLinda McKinley, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPICMarilyn Michels, RN, MSN, CRRN, CIC, FAPIC
Yuyen Chang
UW Madison-Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring Staff
Nina Berge, BA
ICEP Staff
Grace Leonard, BA, EdM
ICEP Staff
Tracy Mrocheck, MPA, RN
ICEP Staff
  

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It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

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The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact info@icep.wisc.edu.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this Internet Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 ANCC contact hours.  

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .225 continuing education units (CEUs) or 2.25 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 2.25 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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