The ABCs of Wound and Ostomy Care

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

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This activity was designed to provide nursing staff throughout the community with an educational day/refresher course on wound and ostomy care.


Community nursing staff, long-term acute care (LTAC), rehabilitation, inpatient, home health and other health-care providers may benefit.



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA)

This activity has been submitted for approval of continuing nursing education.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Patient Safety/Risk

This program includes 6.0 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. All topics qualify.


7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • 7:15 a.m. | Registration/Exhibits/Refreshments
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome
  • 8:15 a.m. | Wound Care Basics
    Lini Abraham, BSN, RN, CWOCN

    • Explain pressure injury stages and list management options.
    • Identify different types of wounds.
  • 9:15 a.m. | Dressings 101
    Lauren Hinde, BSN, RN, CWOCN

    • Identify and describe differences between at least three wound care dressings.
    • Differentiate dressing needs for various wounds.
  • 10:15 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 10:30 a.m. | Wicked Wound Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC)
    Holly Keister, BSN, RN, CWOCN

    • Describe various techniques to apply wound vacuum-assisted closure.
    • Identify negative pressure wound therapy troubleshooting with various machine alarms.
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch/Exhibits
  • 1 p.m. | Tubes, Drains, Fistulas, and Pediatric Considerations
    Kim Fields, BSN, RN, CPN, CWOCN

    • Demonstrate knowledge and comfort with care of drains, fistulas, tubes, etc.
    • Apply problem-solving strategies of tubes, drains and fistula care.
  • 2 p.m. | I Did Everything Right — Why Am I Being Sued?
    Cheryl Bealer, BSN, RN, CWOCN

    • Restate two factors to help alleviate suit potential.
    • Explain key steps in the lawsuit process.
  • 3 p.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 3:15 p.m. | Ostomy Basics
    Diane Paskey, BSN, RN, CWOCN

    • Differentiate between the different ostomies.
    • Name two peristomal skin problems and treatments.
  • 4:15 p.m. | Adjournment


Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses
Department of Nursing
Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center

Lini Abraham, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Cheryl Bealer, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Kim Fields, BSN, RN, CPN, CWOCN
Lauren Hinde, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Holly Keister, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Diane Paskey, BSN, RN, CWOCN


External participant: $150
Hershey participant: $100

Fee includes:

  • Cost of instruction
  • All listed meals
  • Online handout materials

Late fee: Registrations received after Sept. 4, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.


Cancellations received later than Aug. 28, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after Sept. 1, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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