ExpiredA Team Approach to Wound Care

  • December 31, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wound care is an essential part of home care, but staffing all the necessary visits can be challenging for most agencies.  This multi-part series will give your nurses the tools they need to properly train nursing assistants and confidently delegate wound care — all within each person’s scope of practice.  The series includes basic wound care instruction for nursing assistants, which can serve as a foundation for agencies to customize their own delegation program.  Three on-demand webinars explain wound care products, terms, and procedures, and feature videos of wound care techniques. Participants will have access to a website that includes teaching tools and competency assessments.

All webinar recordings and materials in the Wound Care Training & Delegation Series are available now. Staff members can access the material as many times as needed. To access the wound care modules, purchase the passcode by December 31, 2020.

See the first in the series here:




About the Presenters:

Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSN, COS-C, is the Clinical Director at Cornerstone VNA, Rochester, NH.  She has over 14 years of experience in home care and hospice, and is a certified chronic care specialist and trainer. Elizabeth DeFeo RN, WCC, OMS, CWOCN, is the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Specialist at Cornerstone VNA. Together, they created a successful educational program that has improved care for their agency’s patients and reduced the average cost per episode.


Delegation Training for Supervisors and Nurses
recorded 1-hour webinar

  1. • An overview of a successful wound care delegation program
    • Delegation guidelines
    • How to develop agency processes and training
    • Overcoming barriers
    • The 5 “Rights” of teamwork
    • Ensuring competency of Nursing Assistant Skills
    • Q & A

Three On-Demand webinars sessions for Nursing Assistants
A qualified nurse should be available as a resource.

  • Prevention 101
    • The Nursing Assistant’s role in wound prevention
    • Scope of practice
    • Take care of YOU (precautions, ergonomics, etc)
    • Quality Skin Care – skin conditions and products
    • Nutrition & Hydration
    • Offloading — Sleep surfaces; product overviews
    • Compression and Elevation – Do’s and Don’ts; product overviews
    • Check Your Knowledge
  • Wound Types, Presentation & Cleansing
    • Wound care included and excluded from the NA scope of care
    • Basic wound cleansing and care; protecting intact skin
    • Wound types –presentation, location, treatments
    • Signs of infections — when to request a nurse assessment
    • Check Your Knowledge
  • Wound Dressings & Periwound Care
    • Wound dressing families
    • Accessories
    • Specialty products
    • Applying & Removing dressings
    • Protecting peri-wound skin
    • Outside your scope — when to request a nurse assessment
    • Check Your Knowledge
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