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Dressed to the Nines: Super Absorbents Top Tips


Ms. Rebecca Naughton has been working in the field of nursing since she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in professional nursing in 2002 from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. After several years of working in a busy Boston hospital as an acute care nurse, she started precepting students. This is where she got hooked on nursing education, and she enrolled in the University of Boston, where she graduated Sigma Theta Tau with her master’s degree as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2007. She started working in nursing education in the acute, post-acute, and university settings. She wanted to combine her love of nursing education with working with patients in a clinical setting, so she returned to school and received her post-master’s certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in May 2015. She was able to use her background as a clinician and as an educator to start to integrate a holistic education approach in a clinical setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner. It was in September of 2015 that Rebecca found wound care. She discovered that wound care was a unique specialty, where she was able to use her background as an educator to teach her patients about their specific needs with her strong clinical background. Rebecca now works as an independent contractor in wound care and owns her own company, Blueberry Mountain Health. She is a board member of and active contributor to WoundSource and has written blog posts about wound care and regenerative medicine for various online websites. Rebecca’s goal is to bring together education and clinical skills in an engaging approach that encourages active learning with the learner. Her philosophy is that it is important to always keep learning to continue to continuously keep growing as a practitioner and as an educator. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys traveling with her family and practicing the art of bushcraft and wilderness survival. 

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Designed to minimize adherence to the wound and manage exudate, super absorbent dressings comprise a class of multilayer wound covers that provide either a semiadherent quality or a nonadherent layer, combined with highly absorptive layers of fibers. Second in the Dressed to the Nines series, this session will provide a case-based examination of the wound types best suited for the use of super absorbents and tips and tricks to optimize their effectiveness.