Maintaining an intact skin barrier is recognized as an essential part of caring for neonates. There are many challenges and choices faced by neonatal care providers in trying to prevent injury to the skin, especially when medical devices, adhesives and skin disinfectants are also important adjuvants to neonatal care. This webinar will address some of the current challenges and controversies related to skin care in NICU patients.
Purpose of this webinar The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This educational session provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.
Learners who meet the following requirements for successful completion will earn 1 contact hour of CNE:
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
View 90% or more of either the live or archived webinar
Complete and submit an evaluation of this activity
Review current choices for skin disinfection in NICU patients in terms of efficacy and potential toxicity and controversies related to chlorhexidine gluconate bathing in NICU patients.
Describe problems, challenges and new technologies related to medical adhesives in the NICU.
Identify devices in NICU that are at risk for development of pressure ulcers.
The Lead Nurse Planner discloses no relevant financial relationships.
The speaker for this CNE activity, Carolyn Lund, RN, MSN, FAAN discloses the following financial relationships:
Consultant to Nonin Inc. on re-design of skin sensor for NIRS monitoring that will be more “skin friendly”.
Sponsored by 3M to teach nurses about medical adhesive-related skin injury and other skin integrity issues.
The speaker's materials have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias nor demonstrates a conflict with the speaker's financial interests.
The content of this webinar has been developed by the speaker and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care.
Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Supported by an educational grant from
Date of presentation: 5/10/2016 Date of activity review: 5/10/2019 Date of expiration: 5/10/2021