Wound & Ostomy Care in Hospice

Join Anne Walsh, ANP-BC, CWOCN, ACHPN® for her presentation, an Overview of Wound & Ostomy Care in Hospice.

Many patients present to hospice with wounds of varying etiologies and complexities. These can be a significant stress for patients, caregivers, and staff during an already stressful time.

The skin being the largest organ in the body may break down along with the other organs, but due to the visual nature may be a constant reminder of the underlying illness. This may lead to caregivers feeling guilty and blaming themselves for the wound(s) occurring or not healing.

The caregivers and the staff need the support of the WOC clinician to assist in getting an appropriate wound care plan in place to increase the healing potential where feasible, to manage distressing symptoms and to avoid the inappropriate use of expensive wound care supplies. The hospice case studies in this webinar will demonstrate both wound healing and palliation when wound healing was not possible.

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Anne Walsh


Anne Walsh has been a registered nurse since 1995, when she began her career in home care. She became certified in wound, ostomy & continence nursing at Emory in 2000 and as a nurse practitioner at Columbia University in 2003. She received a post-Masters in palliative nursing at NYU in 2008.

Anne currently works as a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Practitioner (WOC NP) in hospice providing wound and ostomy consults, education to staff, and precepting NP and physician fellows interested in wound and palliative care. She has publications on wound care, pain management in the individual with substance use disorder and advanced illness, and on the differences between hospice and palliative care.

Over the past nine years, Anne has served as a wound expert witness completing chart reviews for institutions facing litigation for the occurrence or worsening of pressure injuries or other wounds. Over the past two years, she has also worked as a subject matter expert for Elsevier which entails reviewing and updating nursing lessons plans that cover wound and ostomy care.

To help address the shortage of wound and palliative-specialized clinicians, Anne launched an app, “Wound Care Pro,” for clinicians treating patients with wounds, whether wound healing or palliation is the goal. It was initially named “Palliative Wound Pro,” but aimed to be more inclusive as the same wound care principles typically apply while the goals of care may differ.

Continuing Education

Attendees can earn a maximum of 1 NCPD hour upon successful completion of this webinar. Successful completion includes attending the activity in its entirety, attesting to attendance, and completing/submitting the post-activity evaluation within the timeframe specified.

The faculty/planners of this accredited continuing professional development activity have disclosed no relevant financial, professional, or personal relationship with ineligible companies pertaining to faculty selection, delivery, and evaluation of this webinar.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Provider number P0284.

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6/14/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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