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Carrie Adkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Carrie Adkins Instructor Bio:
Carrie is currently working as a care manager II wound care nurse for myNEXUS. At myNEXUS she works with home health agencie with their authorizations for wound and ostomy skilled nursing visits, ensuring that patients are receiving proper and appropriate wound and ostomy care. Prior to working at myNEXUS, she had been an RN in the home care field for 13 years and has specialized in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing for 8 years. Besides being a resource for her fellow coworkers and caring for hundreds of patients per year, she was responsible for training all incoming RNs and LPNs in wound, ostomy, and continence care. She regularly kept her staff up to date on the most recent products and best practices in her field. Carrie has published a peer-reviewed article regarding topical wound dressing choices in home care. Being empathetic with coworkers regarding their fears and lack of confidence in wound and ostomy skills and knowledge is something she has a real aptitude for.

Carrie Adkins's Continuing Education Courses

Wound Management: Skin Assessment and Wound Identification

Wound Management: Skin Assessment and Wound Identification

Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Wound care costs are growing across the home health spectrum for patients, government-funded health care, private insurances, and home health agencies. Therefore,… Read Morearrow_right

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Holistic Wound Healing Part 1: Understanding Causative Factors

Holistic Wound Healing Part 1: Understanding Causative Factors

Video Runtime: 27 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

Caring, treating, and healing wounds of the home health patient can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Various factors contribute to the treatment… Read Morearrow_right

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Care of Wound Complications in Home Care

Care of Wound Complications in Home Care

Video Runtime: 36 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Wound care can become complicated in the home care setting. Infection, stalled healing, and deterioration can be some of the common complications. We will discuss… Read Morearrow_right

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Ostomy Care: Management and Patient Education in Home Care

Ostomy Care: Management and Patient Education in Home Care

Video Runtime: 42 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Caring for patients with fecal and urinary ostomies in the home setting can be intimidating and challenging for the home health clinician. Managing a new or… Read Morearrow_right

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Holistic Wound Healing Part 2: Treatment Techniques and Strategies

Holistic Wound Healing Part 2: Treatment Techniques and Strategies

Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

A home health nurse needs to be knowledgeable in all treatment options when caring for a wound. This course will describe the holistic approach, which includes… Read Morearrow_right

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