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Protecting the skin microbiome: Strategies to manage moisture and prevent pressure injuries

Start Date:5/25/2021

Start Time:1:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


When it comes to incontinence care, managing heat and moisture are key to keeping skin flora at a healthy level and maintaining a balanced skin microbiome. Learn more about the roles moisture management and skin flora play in maintaining your residents’ wellbeing.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the skin microbiome and the optimal environment for skin health.
  • Discuss skin issues related to the imbalance of skin moisture and microbiome.
  • Explain the role that moisture management and product breathability play in maintaining a healthy skin microbiome.
  • Identify management strategies to alleviate potential results of an unhealthy microbiome, including incontinence-associated dermatitis and pressure injuries

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Speakers

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

Advanced Practice WOC Nurse

Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates

Catherine Milne is an Advanced Practice WOC Nurse providing care to patients across the continuum in acute care, long-term care, home health and outpatient settings. Employed by Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, she also provides consulting to organizations wishing to improve wound outcomes, conducts clinical research, and lectures nationally and internationally. She is the co-editor of the text Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets and Wound Care Certification Study Guide, as well as the clinical editor of WoundSource. As an advocate for education, she serves as co-chair of WoundCon.com as well as the Post-Acute Care Symposium. Additionally, she serves as a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Nursing and is an active member in the Association for Advancement in Wound Care.
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