The Tubes and Wounds Simulation Workshop is an interactive 4.5 hour experience created to enhance the comfort level of nurses and nursing students with medical devices and wound management. In this class taught by a clinical expert, learners will get hand-on experience placing nasogastric (NG) tubes, inserting indwelling catheters, managing central lines and peripheral IV sites, programing IV and tube feeding pumps, suctioning and cleaning tracheostomies, staging pressure injuries, dressing simple wounds, and changing ostomy devices. The small size of this workshop will allow learners to get real-time feedback on their skills and one-on-one training from the instructor. Once a participant has finished this class, they will be better prepared to care for tubes and wounds in any healthcare setting.
RN Refreshers, RNs, LPNs, and Nursing Students
- Demonstrate proper technique for inserting NG tubes, placing indwelling catheters, suctioning tracheostomies, and changing ostomy devices using low and high fidelity simulation manikins
- List steps to change a central line dressing
- Articulate the latest evidence-based practices that relate to tubes and wounds
- Differentiate between types of pressure injuries and describe proper treatments for pressure injuries
- Discuss the indications for feeding tube placement
- Katie Neligan, MSN, RN, CNL, PCCN