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    Preventing and Managing Skin Complications in the Acute Care Setting: Insights, Experiences and Recommendations from Wound Care Experts

    Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) defines a spectrum of injuries characterized by the inflammation and denudation of the epidermis resulting from prolonged exposure to various moisture sources. Join this series to explore clinical skin and wound challenges in the differential diagnosis of MASD. We correlate the incidence of MASD to a patient’s risk for wound development, examine the use of advanced skin protectants for prevention, and discuss the data, paradigm shifts and implications of recent coding classification updates impacting the care of patients.

    About the Speakers

    Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, FAAWC
    Director, Wound Care Services, The George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C.

    Ms. Couch graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University in 2002. Currently, she works as the Director of Wound Care Services at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. She is an Associate Research Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University. Her wound care interests include caring for persons with limb loss/limb differences, complex abdominal wounds and use of technology in wound healing.

    Ms. Couch is the current Co-Chair of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the President-Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). Kara is a Fellow of the Association of the Advancement of Wound Care. She is an editorial board member of Wound Management and Prevention, Today’s Wound Clinic, Wound Masterclass and WoundSource 2022. Kara is the co-chair of the Wound Care Community for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the Prophylactic Dressing Standards Initiative, a joint collaboration between the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

    Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
    Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Bristol, CT

    Cathy is an Advanced Practice WOC 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 the text Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets and provides clinical support to Wound Reference.com. A previous Nurse Board Member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, Cathy currently serves on the educational planning committee. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing.

    Yesenia Banks
    Reimbursement Manager, 3M Health Care, San Antonio, TX

    Yesenia has been involved in the Healthcare field for over 25 years, specializing in Claims, Contracting, Reimbursement and Training. Yesenia is a certified coder and responsible for developing and implementing reimbursement training programs for customers and the sales team. Yesenia confirms reimbursement strategy on new product launches and oversees the Reimbursement Education Hotline team that provides coding, coverage and benefit verification services to customers.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    Over the course of this webinar series, the learner will:

    • Explore current trends, challenges, and protocol creation opportunities in skin injury prevention and wound healing
    • Analyze the latest evidence and clinical recommendations related to the management and prevention of periwound skin damage
    • Assess novel drape solutions and advanced skin protectants to manage and protect periwound skin and wounds
    • Identify the latest ICD-10 CM coding updates on detecting, managing, and treating MASD conditions related to irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) across care setting
    • Engage in a live Q&A discussion

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