July 10 Webinar: How Post-Acute Facilities Can Fill a $25 Billion-a-Year Knowledge Gap
By Medline Newsroom Staff | June 26, 2019
Venous leg ulcers are the most common lower extremity wounds in the United States, affecting between 500,000 to 2 million people and costing more than $25 billion annually. As hospitals discharge more and more patients to settings with lower per-day costs, post-acute care facilities are increasingly at the front-line when it comes to treating these and other types of lower extremity wounds.
Unfortunately, post-acute care nurses often lack specialized training and education on wound care provided to acute care nurses, who benefit from greater access to wound care specialists. In the long term, post-acute facilities should plan on developing and implementing strategies to effectively identify and manage these wounds. In the short term, nurses need help.
To help fill the knowledge gaps, Medline has tapped one of its education specialists, Amy Robison, BS RN CWOCN CFCN, to provide a webinar on July 10 that will offer valuable insight on how to assess lower extremity wounds like venous leg ulcers.
“People are living longer, they’re taking more medication and not necessarily taking better care of themselves. The more health issues they have, the more likely they are to have wounds,” Robison said. “This webinar will help nurses feel more empowered to manage patients with lower extremity wounds.”
Webinar participants will learn:
- The epidemiology behind the three most common types of lower extremity wounds
- What should be included in a lower extremity assessment
- The characteristics for each wound type
- Strategies on how to treat wounds
Sign up for the webinar here.