Wound care represents a unique challenge in long-term care, from surveyors to infection risk, and the latest practices around hyperbaric medicine, prescription topicals and medicines, and continuous data-driven monitoring processes are creating the dawn of a new era of treatment.
With long-term care continuously at risk through the survey and auditory process, F-Tags 315, 385 and 281, represent continuous risks for skilled nursing, as well as assisted living organizations especially as residents return from a hospital stay. The latest research and evidence-based approaches for treating diabetic ulcerations, venous wounds, pressure ulcers, and other chronic wounds have proven promising to reduce potential acute care stints, and maintain a higher quality of life.
Join this webinar to hear Michael Kingan meticulously delve into top considerations surrounding care of chronic and rare wounds, exploring viable research-supported approaches to healing, and top considerations for nursing staff and executive leadership to keep residents on the mend.
- List and define the most common wound care issues in long-term care and post-acute environments
- Diagram latest clinical methods for wound classification, dressing, debridement and monitoring
- Describe key considerations for continuous management of chronic conditions when appropriate, and potential suggestions to stem infections or other risks
- Assess organizational structure to engage physicians and members of the care team to implement improved processes around wound care
About the Speaker
Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGPNP-BC, CRNP, RN, CWOCN
Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Michael J. Kingan received a bachelor of science in nursing from SUNY Brockport, a Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice followed by Nurse Practitioner Certificate from George Washington University. As a nurse for over 20 years he has worked in acute, sub acute, and community care settings. More than 15 years were spent in the Nursing Department at the largest hospital in the nation’s capital with roles increasing in level of responsibility that included critical care staff nurse, unit manager, Clinical Specialist for Heart and Vascular Services, and Nursing Director in the Quality Safety and Education Division.
He has served as adjunct professor for several universities. Michael is a member of AACN, GWAC member and past president, Sigma Theta Tau, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse’s Society – local and national chapter. He is involved in local and national professional work groups with these societies. He is currently serving on the WOCNCB certification board working in the area of examination preparation. He has presented topics locally and nationally. His clinical service has been recognized by Sigma Theta Tau. Kingan currently practices as a geriatric nurse practitioner providing home-based primary medical care in Baltimore City.
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