Pressure Ulcer Summit Program

Reducing Health Disparities in Pressure Ulcer/Injury (PU/PI) Detection & Management

October 7-9 2021, Atlanta

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Coffee

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Setting the stage: A refresher on the pathophysiology of pressure injury development

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC, Principal Research Scientist in Nursing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish among the 4 pathways to pressure injury.
• Identify which pathway occurs in the shortest time frame.
• Correlate signs and symptoms with pressure injury pathway for tissue destruction.

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

What is this? Is this a pressure injury? Differential diagnosis and description

Lynette Gunn, APRN, GCNS-BC, CWCN, CFCN, Chief of Outpatient Nursing Service, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

Jacalyn Brace, PhD ANP-BC RN-BC WOCN, Preceptor/Educator for Wound Care and Advance Nurse Practitioners

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish between moisture associated skin damage and incontinence associated dermatitis.
• List difficult diagnoses differentials for purple skin changes.
• Review detection strategies for skin pigment changes in persons with melanin.

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Harm from gadgets and gizmos: Medical device related pressure injury

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Discuss the epidemiology of MDRPI globally.
• List strategies for mitigation in high-risk populations (ICU/neonates).
• Review processes for device surveillance and real-time audits.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break/Open Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Equity gaps: Health disparities and skin color

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, WOCN, FAAWC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing and David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Neesha Oozageer Gunowa, MSc, BSc, DN, RN, QN., Doctoral candidate and Pathway Lead for Community Nursing, Oxford Brookes University and University of Surrey

Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Professor, Director of PhD Program and Graduate Studies, and Chair, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing , University of Minnesota School of Nursing

LJ Punch, MD, Critical Care Surgeon, Community Advocate, Founder of The T, St. Louis, MO

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify health disparities related to pressure injury prevalence, incidence, time to development, severity and healing across health care settings.
• Describe current deficiencies in pressure injury education related to detecting skin damage among persons with dark skin tones.
• Describe issues in measuring skin tones.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Symposium - sponsored by Next Science

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learning from the wisdom of wound specialists of color: What does early pressure injury and other skin damage look like in persons with dark skin tones?

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, WOCN, FAAWC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing and David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Shantia McCoy-Jones, MSN, RN, CRNP, CWCN, Clinical Nurse Advisor/Education & Wound Specialist, Department of Veteran Affairs

Lynette Gunn, APRN, GCNS-BC, CWCN, CFCN, Chief of Outpatient Nursing Service, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

Jonathan Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP, FAPWCA, Founder/Surgeon-Comprehensive Wound Care Services, Comprehensive Wound Care Services

Cece Zamarripa PhD, RN, CWON, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse, Manager, WOC Nursing Department, Co-Investigator, Pitt-UPMC PUH Low Air Loss RCT, Pittsburgh, PA, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse, Manager, WOC Nursing Department, Co-Investigator, Pitt-UPMC PUH Low Air Loss RCT, Pittsburgh, PA

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify two reasons why it is important to differentiate skin assessment techniques to appropriately capture early pressure injury and skin damage in persons with dark skin tones
• Delineate three characteristics of early pressure injury found specifically in persons with dark skin tones and describe how these pressure injury signs in dark skinned individuals differ from those in lighter skinned individuals
• Recognize how early identification of pressure injury in dark skinned individuals affects patient outcomes through evaluation of case studies

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Event in Exhibit Hall

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Coffee

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Leveling the playing field: technology for assessment of pressure induced tissue damage

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC, Principal Research Scientist in Nursing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, WOCN, FAAWC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing and David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe the use of biophysical technologies in detection of pressure injury damage.
• Describe the science, clinical research evidence, and relevant best practices for Subepidermal moisture (SEM Scanner), thermography, ultrasound, and skin blotting biomarkers.
• Identify strategies for implementation of biophysical technologies in practice.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Making better choices: Tissue tolerance and support surfaces

Sharon Sonenblum, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Define tissue tolerance and its relationship to support surface
• Appraise characteristics of support surfaces
• Select a support surface whose characteristics best meet patient needs

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break/Open Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Maximizing Available Resource: Using what you have to manage disparities and risks across health care settings

Lisa Q. Corbett, DNP APRN CWOCN, Wound Programs Manager, Hartford Healthcare

Jeanine Maguire, Vice President, Skin Integrity & Wound Management, Genesis HealthCare

Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, FAAWC

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify common health disparities in specific health settings
• Use a systems approach to engage stakeholders in pressure injury prevention
• Develop resources providers can access to reduce health disparities

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Lunch & Exhibit Hall

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Just do it, but how? PrIP implementation in different settings

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC, Principal Research Scientist in Nursing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Lisa Q. Corbett, DNP APRN CWOCN, Wound Programs Manager, Hartford Healthcare

Jeanine Maguire, Vice President, Skin Integrity & Wound Management, Genesis HealthCare

Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, FAAWC

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish differing factors in PrIP among acute care, post-acute care, and home care from regulatory and patient outcome standpoints
• Identify key strategies for PrIP in each setting from a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered, and systems-focused mindset
• Describe application of key strategies in each setting to promote successful implementation

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Telehealth: Access, opportunities, disparities

Elaine Horibe Song, MD, PhD, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Wound Reference, Inc

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe impact of telehealth on health disparities
• Employ telehealth specific strategies to improve patient engagement in prevention and treatment of pressure injuries
• Identify opportunities to improve telehealth for persons with a pressure injury and their circle of care