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Microbiome Management: Strategies for Maintaining Skin Health and Preventing Pressure Injuries

Microbiome Management: Strategies for Maintaining Skin Health and Preventing Pressure Injuries

Accredited On-Demand Webinar


This program is designed to increase knowledge of the skin microbiome and its impact on skin health for people with incontinence. The activity will provide practical knowledge for clinicians on the care of fragile skin. Content includes factors that influence skin health, how to maintain a balanced microbiome, what happens when the microbiome becomes unbalanced, and how to treat conditions related to declines in skin health.

Learning Objectives

  • - Describe the skin microbiome and the optimal environment for skin health.
  • - Discuss skin issues related to the imbalance of skin moisture and microbiome.
  • - Explain the role that moisture management and product breathability plays in maintaining a healthy skin microbiome.
  • - Identify management strategies to alleviate potential results of an unhealthy microbiome, including incontinence associated dermatitis.


Catherine T. Milne
Co-owner, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates

Catherine Milne is an Advanced Practice WOC Nurse providing care to patients across the continuum in acute care, long-term care, home health and outpatient settings. Employed by Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, she also provides consulting to organizations wishing to improve wound outcomes, conducts clinical research, lectures nationally and internationally, and is the Co-Editor of the text Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets and Clinical Editor of WoundSource. Cathy also provides clinical support to and serves a volunteer Board Member for Additionally, she serves as a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Nursing. As an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, she recently served as a Nurse Board Member.

This web-based, enduring activity is recognized for ONE (1.0) hour of continuing education credit; California Board of Registered Nursing Credit provider #CEP12084; California Pre-hospital (EMT-P) CE provider #65-0537.

Accreditation Period: 07/01/2020 – 07/31/2022.

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