Symposia

Conference Symposia are now available!

If you are already registered, click here to log back into your registration and add your symposia choices.  Below are the symposia sessions that will be available at this year's conference.

Friday, May 19, 2017: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking Event

Skin Safety Experts Networking Event & Reception - SOLD OUT
Supported by 3M Health Care

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Special guests include:  
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
Dimitri Beeckman, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD 
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN
Stephanie Yates, MSN, ANP-BC, CWOCN

This event and reception will be an opportunity for attendees to interact with domestic and international experts to share best practices​ on the topic of skin safety with a focus on MARSI and IAD.

Friday, May 19, 2017: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Dinner

(S01) Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD): Beyond the Basics
Supported by 3M Health Care
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Speakers:  
Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
Dimitri Beeckman, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD
Mary Brennan, RN, MBA, CWON
Debra Thayer, MS, RN, CWOCN


Incontinence-associated dermatitis is a prevalent but largely preventable complication occurring in all care settings. For management of severe (Category 2) IAD, traditional moisture barriers pastes and ointments have been the mainstay of care but have significant limitations for both the patient and nurse. In this presentation, we will explore the etiology of Category 2 skin damage. An exciting new technology that can prevent, stop and reverse IAD, 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant will be introduced. Expert WOC Nurses will present their clinical experience using this novel, practice changing product.

(S02) Branching Beyond The Basics: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation - SOLD OUT
Supported by Acelity
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)​
Speaker:

Melissa McKanna, RN
Dawn Shepherd, BSN, RN, CWON, CFCN 

This session will focus on the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of NPWT with instillation. The session will provide an overview of patient selection criteria, application, instillation methods, maintenance and pain management. In addition, the speakers will provide case study presentations on the use of this therapy.

(S03) Risk Factor Versus Effective Intervention: Myths and Realities of Body Worn Absorptive Products - SOLD OUT
Supported by Domtar Personal Care

1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Speakers:
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Katherine Moore, PhD, RN
Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN

Despite progress in multiple the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence, absorptive products remain an important and frequently used option in the care of these individuals.  Nevertheless, evidence concerning these products is limited and best practice guidelines are sparse.  This session will focus on the latest research and clinical evidence related to the design and selection of body worn absorptive products, and their proper use. We will discuss their use in community dwelling persons, homebound persons, long-term care residents, and patients in acute and acritical care setting.  We will also summarize current best evidence concerning the effect of absorptive products on the skin’s moisture barrier and their role in the prevention of incontinence associated dermatitis and their interactions with pressure redistributing support surface.

Saturday, May 20, 2017: 11:45 am - 1:25 pm - Lunch

(S04) Expanding Our Reach for Improved Ostomy Patient Outcomes: The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide - SOLD OUT
Supported by Hollister Incorporated  
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Speakers:
Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN

Ostomy literature supports that despite advances in surgical techniques, dissemination of best practices, and product innovations, peristomal skin complications are common.  Come to this session to learn about an electronic decision making tool that ostomy specialists can share with bedside clinicians in the hospital as well as those working in post acute settings (e.g., home care, ambulatory care and long term care) to provide preventive peristomal skin care by improving assessments and implement simple interventions in the presence of problems.  Practice with case studies to ensure your ability to immediately educate others on the use of this tool and improve ostomy patient outcomes.

(S05) Branching Out: Using an Evidence-Based Support Surface Algorithm in Everyday Practice 

Supported by Hill-Rom 
1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)

Speakers:

Dianne Mackey, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP

This session will provide the participants with a historical perspective of the development of an evidence and consensus- based support surface algorithm and how this algorithm has evolved since inception into clinical practice.  The session will also explore ways the support surface  algorithm can be used to strengthen clinical outcomes.

(S06) Prevention and Progression with PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
 

Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speakers:

Kelly James, MD, FACS
Sunitha Nair, MD

Topics/objectives include: Understanding how quality measures relate to wound management; Exploring how PICO is changing the rules of NPWT; The use and role for single use disposable NPWT devices today and in the future; Clinical applications of PICO in challenging wounds.

Sunday, May 21, 2017: 7:00 am - 8:30 am- Breakfast

(S07) Advocate for Healthy Skin: Positive Outcomes - SOLD OUT
Supported by Hollister Incorporated
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speakers:

Janice C. Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN
Gary Inglese, RN, MBA

The WOC nurse is critical in the prevention and management of peristomal skin complications (PSC). Peristomal skin complications are common and have an impact on more than just the patient, but also to your practice and the healthcare system. Please join Jan Colwell and Gary Inglese as they reveal the first double-blinded, multi-center, international, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) on ostomy skin barriers.  Understand how you can be proactive in your practice to impact clinical outcomes utilizing a ceramide infused skin barrier now backed by science and clinical evidence. This is more than just symposia- it’s a movement. Get involved!

(S08) Changing the Perception of Safety in Your Facility
 

Supported by Stryker/Sage Products
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speakers:

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Susan Lennon Salsbury, OTR/L, CDMS, CSPHP
Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

This session is led by thought leaders who come from the front lines to lead you in creating a new level of the culture of safety in your unit. We will explore the intersection of skin injury and patient handling injury and the issues surrounding them. By tackling these challenges, we can make safety a priority for both patients and staff.
Safety for our patients is a high priority in every unit. We can deliver value to our patients and our facilities by creating a culture of safety. This course will provide you the most current programs and clinical data to improve patient care on your unit.
In order to meet the priority of patient safety, we also need to recognize the inherent risk our nurses face during patient handling to deliver this high level of care. Through education and proper tools that fit easily into the workflow at the bedside, we can provide safety to our nurses. This will help us to create the culture of safety necessary to deliver the best care possible. 


(S09) The Importance of Ongoing Debridement with Collagenase SANTYL Ointment (250 units/gram)

Supported by Smith & Nephew
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speaker:

Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/CNS, CWOCN-AP

The healthcare environment is changing, and it may impact your treatment of wounds. Learn how ongoing enzymatic debridement with Collagenase SANTYL Ointment in support of an initial debridement episode may help improve the outcomes of your patients. In addition, explore three clinical concepts and the supporting data on how SANTYL Ointment can move the healing process forward. Finally, review how you can use SANTYL more effectively in your care setting.

Monday, May 22, 2017: 7:00 am - 8:30 am- Breakfast

(S10) The Use of Convexity in The Management of Bariatric Ostomy Patients  - SOLD OUT
Supported by Coloplast Corp.
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speaker:

Janice C. Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN

The management of bariatric ostomy patients with challenging stomas and peristomal areas can be difficult.  This session will introduce the attendee to the challenges faced with stoma site marking, stoma creation and long term management related to the bariatric ostomy patient.  Case studies, creative ideas and changes in practice will be explored in this interactive session.

(S11) NPWT: Science, Physiological Mechanisms, and Clinical Judgment: How Evidence-Based Algorithms Can Guide Care

Supported by ConvaTec Inc.
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speaker:

Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FAAN

The use of sub-atmospheric pressure (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy or NPWT) to promote or assist wound healing is well established in contemporary wound care. Safety issues and clinically effective use are ongoing issues along with cost. This symposium will discuss the evidence base of NPWT, its mechanisms of action, and clinical imperatives. Evidence-based algorithms for NPWT use will be presented. 

(S12) Optimizing Pressure Ulcer Prevention: An Interactive Session

Supported by Molnlycke Health Care
(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)

Speakers:
Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN, CWCN
Chenel Trevellini, MSN, RN, CWOCN

Developing comprehensive facility best practice in HAC prevention can be challenging. Hear how these experts achieve best outcome through economically integrating best evidence.
 


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