Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Prevention and Progression with PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Start Date: 2/21/2018 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/21/2018 2:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Online

United States 

Event Website: www.woundsource.com/prevention-and-progression-with-PICO

Organization Name: Smith & Nephew

Phone: 800-787-1931

Surgical site complications and hard-to-heal wounds pose a significant challenge to health care providers, and may account for increased treatment costs. Understanding how new innovative technologies can support the healing trajectory of high risk closed incisions and open wounds is a critical aspect of choosing the most effective therapeutic interventions for patients.

This program includes a discussion on the utilization of a PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO™ NPWT) to improve clinical outcomes in high risk closed incisions and hard-to-heal wounds. In this program, participants will receive a presentation on the following:

  • Review of unique features of the PICO™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
  • Present a newly published meta-analysis of PICO™ NPWT
  • Shared experience of utilizing PICO™ NPWT in the continuum of care process
  • Clinical applications of PICO™ NPWT in challenging wounds, including a discussion of outpatient wound clinic case studies
  • Define the parameters for ultizing PICO™ NPWT on challenging wounds to help expedite towards wound healing

The program will include a presentation and clinical case studies from Leta McCarty Messinger RN, BSN, SWOC in her outpatient wound care and hyperbaric clinic. Kristi Heubner RN, MSN, CWS will provide a technology overview and discuss the clinical and economic benefits of incorporating PICO™ NPWT into the care plan for challenging wounds.

Kristi Huebner, RN, MSN, CWS
Professional Education Manager
Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management

Kristi Huebner completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1998 and her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2017. Her nursing positions have included the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, The Mayo Clinic Hospital, The Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and Banner Health. Her nursing tenure in the acute care setting consisted of neurosurgery and oncology/transplant units. For the last 16 years, Kristi has been employed in industry roles as a Clinical Specialist for medical device companies where she has acquired extensive experience in teaching and presenting to other clinicians. Kristi has been specialized in the field of wound care for the past 10 years which includes her Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®) certification. She is currently employed by Smith & Nephew Wound Management and has been for approximately 10 years. She has held positions as Clinical Resource Coordinator, Clinical Business Manager, and currently Professional Education Manager focused specifically on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.

Leta McCarty Messinger, RN, BSN, SWOC
Manager, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Leta McCarty Messinger is an ELNEC trained RN, certified in Skin Wound Ostomy. She is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the AHNA. She currently manages the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic at CHOMP, where she leads a team of 15 skilled wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinicians and physicians committed to delivering evidence-based wound care to treat, resolve, and heal challenging wounds. Driven by her belief that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; Leta has produced numerous community-based health and wellness series for patient and family education.