- This event has passed.
Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Wound Care
September 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harmony Hospice is hosting a wound care in-service. This virtual event will provide participants with the exclusive opportunity to engage with field experts first-hand.
After this unique training participants will be confident and able to:
Recognize the importance of early detection
Provide care according to wound type
Educate patients and their caregivers
Provide better patient care
— This training does NOT offer a CEU–
Presenter: Stephen K. Morgenstern FNP, Harmony Hospice
Stephen a Nurse Practitioner Specialist in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated with honors in 2014. Having more than 8 years of diverse experiences, especially in NURSE PRACTITIONER, Stephen Morgenstern affiliates with no hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists.
Special Guest Speaker, Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, President of KL Kennedy, LLC
Karen has been a nurse for over 45 years, a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 42 and has worked in Long Term Care since 1976.
Karen came to us from the Byron Health Center, a 500 bed long term care facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she started one of the first “Skin and Wound Care Team” programs back in 1983.
In her research on pressure ulcers, Karen and the team identified a lesion on the skin thought to be a pressure ulcer with certain characteristics that developed suddenly, progressed rapidly and where the patient went on to die, now known as the “Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.” Kennedy was honored in 2013 by that facility when they named a wing after her called the “Kennedy-Evans Crossing”.
Karen is a founding board member of the Association of Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), For The Recognition of the Advanced Immobilized Life (F.R.A.I.L.) and Skin Changes At Life’s End (SCALE) all dedicated to pressure ulcer research, education and patient and family understanding.
Karen was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board (NPUAP) an organization originating in 1987 which serves as an authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.
Karen has dedicated her entire career in long term care to better patient care and the reduction of facility acquired pressure ulcers.*
Light appetizers provided from our friends at Starfish Care Homes.