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Nataliya Lebedinskaya, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Nataliya Lebedinskaya's Background
I have been certified as a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse since 2006 and am backed by a solid work history, reputation as a team player, and a passion for helping others.
I appreciate and embrace every opportunity for growth, and am always happy to share my knowledge and experience.
I have presented my case studies at WOCN and SAWC Conferences.
I am dedicated, highly motivated, hardworking, fast learning, caring and loving, and loved and respected by my patients and peers.
As to a personal life, I love what I do, I am proud to be a mother of three wonderful boys. My passion is an Ocean and everything connected to it.


About Wound Reference
Clinical and reimbursement decision support digital solutions

Kaiser Permanente
  • Dressing Brands Quick Reference
  • How to Select and Apply Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices
    This topic provides practical guidance to wound care clinicians on the selection of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) devices, device application with step-by-step pictures, assessment of therapy effectiveness, and troubleshooting.
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    This topic provides an updated evidence-based review and reimbursement policies on the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT), with a focus on chronic wounds.
  • Case: Circumferential Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    Use of compression therapy to reduce edema on patients with complex chronic leg ulcers can be challenging or contraindicated. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) circumferential dressing may be an option for complex cases.
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Overview
    Pressure ulcer/ pressure injury overview: updates on terminology, evidence-based clinical guidelines, quality measures and resources
  • Dressing Essentials
    Practice essentials on dressings. Summarized information on the main types of dressing used in wound management, organized in a practical tool
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Classification/Staging
    This topic provides pictures and details on two of the most used classification systems for pressure ulcer/injury (PU/PI): the classification created by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and the system adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment
    Framework for assessment of patients with pressure ulcers/injuries. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Treatment
    Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - evidence-based, always current review on management with a concise algorithm/pathway for use at the point-of-care
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries -Coordination of Care
    Coordination of care for prevention and management of pressure ulcers/injuries - problems and practical solutions
  • Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Prevention
    Pressure ulcers/injuries (PUs/PIs) pose a large burden to affected individuals, caregivers and healthcare systems. As in any illness or injury, preventing PUs/PIs is better than treating them. This topic presents evidence-based interventions for prevention of PUs/PIs, with best practices and recommendations summarized in a concise table.
  • Acute Burns - Introduction and Assessment
    This topic provides an evidence-based review and framework for assessment of acute burns, including epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, first aid, primary and secondary assessment, transfer criteria, burns classification, documentation and ICD-10 coding
  • Acute Burns - Treatment
    Evidence-based, always current review on management of acute burns.
  • Case: Managing High-output Enteroatmospheric Fistulas - A Case Study and Review
    Fistulas with high amount of drainage (i.e., with high-output), or fistulas that appear in an open abdomen with no overlying soft tissue (i.e., enteroatmospheric fistulas, or EAFs) can pose a real challenge to wound and ostomy specialists. This topic illustrates a case in which a fistula isolation device was used in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy to manage a high-output EAF. The topic also provides a summarized review on treatment of enterocutaneous and enteroatmospheric fistulas.
  • How to Apply Unna Boot
    Unna Boot, also known as Unna's Boot or paste boot, is an inelastic bandage that is frequently used in compression therapy to treat venous leg ulcers. Application of UB is one of the most common clinic procedures billed to Medicare. This topic provides practical guidance on how to apply an Unna Boot, assess effectiveness, troubleshoot, code and document each application. See step-by-step protocol, and documentation checklist.
  • Skin Tears - Introduction and Assessment
    Framework for assessment of patients with skin tears. Includes concise abstract, clinical pathway/algorithm for use at the point-of-care, and comprehensive resources on the condition (e.g. epidemiology, risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, documentation and ICD-10 coding)
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for Wound Healing : Understanding the Basics
    This topic for patients and caregivers explains the importance of food, and how it can help wounds heal. It answers questions such as "Why is it important for me to eat well when I have a wound?" and "What should I eat"? Includes handouts on food groups, vitamins and minerals
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing : What if I have other health conditions?
    What should I do if I have diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, high blood pressure, food allergies, and other conditions that affect what I eat? Topic for patients and caregivers.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 4: What if I don’t cook?
    What if I don’t cook? One of the greatest challenges to having optimal nutrition is time. Fresh, healthy foods can be delicious when prepared right. But this requires certain skills and experiences in the kitchen, as well as enough time to prepare, cook, and eat your meal. Meal preparation can be mentally exhausting, especially with the added stress and pressure from a wound that needs to heal. Explore available options.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 3: Shop smartly
    Label reading - one of the keys to smart grocery shoppingGrocery shopping can be overwhelming; with the abundance of options, how do you choose what is right for you? Luckily all foods have nutritional labels. They are called the ‘Nutrition Facts’ label. Learning how to read them correctly is incredibly important! Table 1 below shows some simple steps to assist in your label reading. Table 1. How to read the Nutrition Facts label on food products. Adapted from the Acade
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 2: Leverage supplements
    What is oral nutritional supplementation? In addition to the balanced meals suggested in the topic nutrition, oral supplementation may be recommended by your healthcare professional. Oral Nutritional Supplementation (ONS) is a way to provide your body with additional macro and micronutrients that may be lacking in your diet.
  • Patient Education - Nutrition for wound healing in action - Step 1: Map out your meals
    What does a balanced meal plan look like? The goal of any healthy diet is to have a balanced meal combined with oral supplementation as recommended by your healthcare professional. Oral supplementation are products (in the form of liquids, powders, capsules/tablets) that provide additional nutrients for the body when ingested. Oral supplementation may not be necessary for everyone but can help boost levels of nutrients that you may be missing.

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