Webinar: Pressure Injuries and COVID-19
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About the Event
Not since Kaposi’s Sarcoma and AIDS has a virus been associated with specific skin lesions like COVID and COVID lesions. These lesions occur as rashes, vascular eruptions, and infarcted skin eruptions which are often confused with Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries. Dr. Holly Kirkland-Kyhn & Dr. Emma J. Blackmon from the University of California Davis Medical Center will discuss the team effort to provide preventative interventions while simultaneously educating physicians and providers and dealing with a pandemic in this 640-bed academic medical center. Please join us for this one-hour free webinar.
Objectives: 1) Hospitals and nursing homes will learn what COVID skin lesions look like and how to document and differentiate 2) Understand prone vs supine positioning
Who should attend: Physicians, Nurses, Quality Leaders. As part of contingency planning for treating complex patients in remote areas, we encourage CAH teams to attend this training. Should COVID-19 surge to overflow and CAHs be unable to transport patients from rural facilities to higher levels of care, familiarity with COVID-19 skin conditions and pressure ulcer prevention for COVID-19 patients will be essential information for treatment and care. Presenters: Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN, FAANP, Director of Wound Care, UC Davis Medical Center Dr. Kirkland-Kyhn has worked as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years in the Sacramento community. Although trained in the U.S. as a registered nurse, she spent her early career working as a nurse and midwife in England and Ireland. She has traveled to Africa, Haiti, and Belize to work in disaster relief and in promoting safe maternal-child care in rural areas. She now works at UC Davis Medical Center as the director of wound care and has led interdisciplinary team initiatives throughout the hospital and in the community to improve the safety and quality of care for patients. She currently works with the Street Medicine Team in Sacramento providing wound care education and expanded care for needle exchange programs, community clinics, and street medicine. She has multiple publications on wound care and pressure ulcer prevention. In addition, she has home videos available on the AARP website for teaching wound care to caregivers.
Emma J. Blackmon, PhD RN CCRN, ICU lead, adult critical care educator Emma Blackmon obtained her BSN from California State University Bakersfield and her Master of Science and Ph.D. at University of California Davis. She has worked in adult critical care for the last 16 years focusing on pulmonary critical care nursing. In 2016 she transitioned to the role of the adult critical care educator at UC Davis Medical Center, responsible for the ongoing education and training of adult ICU nurses, serving as a critical care bedside resource and member of several interdisciplinary teams.
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