Last month’s Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care (CSASWC)
was a wonderful meeting of clinicians, including nurses, physicians, physical therapists, wound care specialists, educators, podiatrists, administrators, and others who strive to stay up-to-date on the latest evidence and products. From networking between sessions, learning from expert presenters, and connecting with exhibitors, this was a not-to-be-missed event.
The Symposium celebrated its 30th Anniversary and was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The backdrop for this event was spectacular – a wonderful city, incredible sports fans (both Louisiana State University and the Saints played that weekend), and endless options for food and entertainment contributed to the appeal of attending this conference! You can see some pictures from the event in our CSASWC 2015 album on Facebook
Please allow me to share a few of the clinical pearls that I picked up during the conference:
- “Typically, neonatal and pediatric pressure ulcers are a result of medical devices.”
International Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines: How Do You Use Them?,
Laura Edsberg, PhD
- “All antibiotics are antimicrobial, but not all antimicrobials are antibiotics. Antibiotics can inhibit or kill the organism; antimicrobials inhibit bacterial growth, but do little or no damage to the host.”
When Dressings Just Aren’t Enough: Pharmaceuticals and Supplements for Wound Healing
Phyllis Kupsick, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, PRN
- “Deep tissue injury is common in the ICU population. The sacrum and the heels are the most common sites.”
What is? Wound Care Jeopardy!
Gregory Bohn, MD, FACS, FACHM
- “Even with the change to ICD-10, documentation is the key to success!”
10-Day Countdown to ICD-10-CM
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Our upcoming events include Lippincott’s Clinical Nursing Symposium
and Nursing Management Congress
. Find more information on key nursing and healthcare events here
What are your conference plans this fall?