Improving Outcomes in Your Wound Care Program (7/8/2020)

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM ET

Description: 

This session, presented by the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, will provide strategies to improve organizational and individual provider ability to identify opportunities for improving wound outcomes through a systematic wound management program in the clinical setting by addressing use of wound dressings, adjunctive therapies, and key processes necessary for cost-effective and outcomes-oriented wound management. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key processes of a successful wound management program.
  • Discuss the process to identify opportunities to improve a wound management program.
  • Explore methods to engage providers and organizations in optimizing wound outcomes.
  • Translate current wound management clinical practice guidelines to practical patient care interventions.

Speakers: Catherine Milne, MSN APRN CWOCN-AP; Kara Couch MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP

Catherine T. Milne is an advanced practice wound, ostomy, and continence nurse providing care to patients across the continuum in acute care, long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings. Employed by Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, she also provides consulting to organizations wishing to improve wound outcomes, conducts clinical research, lectures nationally and internationally, is the co-editor of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets. She serves as a nurse board member for the Association for the Advancement in Wound Care (AAWC).

Kara Couch- In addition to service on the Executive Committee for the Association for Advancement in Wound Care (AAWC), Kara Couch has extensive experience in wound management in acute and outpatient settings focusing on achieving cost-effective, high- quality, and patient-focused outcomes. Ms. Couch is a current nurse board member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the AAWC. She currently practices at the Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center, George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on various regulatory issues proposed by CMS and the FDA as well as increasing awareness on the impact of health policy on daily practice. She is an editorial board member of Wound Management andPrevention and Today‚Äôs Wound Clinic. Teaching residents, medical, nursing and physical therapy students isone of her passions.

She lectures nationally on various wound topics and is also the primary author or co-author on numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Disclosure Information: The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit Information: 

  • 1.0 CME
  • 1.0 CMD Management
  • 1.0 MOC