Keeping skin whole and healthy helps a person feel comfortable and prevents infection. When skin problems occur, severe infections can develop which are painful, life-threatening, or lead to amputation.
Learn what you can do to prevent clients from having skin problems such as open sores and rashes. Develop your knowledge of what to watch for and what to do when you see a possible problem.
In this class you will learn about:
- Pressure ulcers
- Fungal infections such as yeast
- Shearing injuries
- Skin tears
- Self-injury/skin picking
This class is particularly recommended for anyone who is providing direct care services to individuals with disabilities living in the community. WIN nurses who work and interact with clients and staff in their homes and other health care settings share information on how to improve nutrition, exercise and bowel health.
Register Here $30
Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the start of the training will be charged the full registration fee.
Who should participate?
Family members, caregivers, residential and vocational staff, and others who support adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in the community.
About Waisman WIN:
The Wellness Inclusion Nursing (WIN) Program nurses serve as consultants to residential and vocational team members, families and health care providers focusing on restoring, maintaining and promoting maximal health and independence for adults with developmental disabilities (DD) so they can achieve the best life possible.
Part of the WIN nurses’ mission is to improve the lives of persons with DD by educating those individuals that they have a relationship with including family members, support brokers, residential, and vocational staff.
Carmella Smith, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Waisman WIN Program