Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Overview of Wound Assessment
and Normal Wound Healing
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN, will review wound assessment and normal wound healing, including the physiology of wound healing.
Healing Factors and Aging Skin
Cathy Eager, BSN, RNBC, ET/WOCN, CWS,
will focus on why wounds won’t heal and the pathophysiology of wound healing (e.g., aging skin, skin failure in the critically ill, drugs such as Coumadin and Lasix, nutrition, albumin levels, and multiorgan failure).
Global Wound Care
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN, will share
her experiences with global wound care.
High-Tech and Low-Tech Pressure
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN, will focus on pressure ulcers, including staging and prevention techniques in acute, ancillary and community settings.
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Loree Seibert, RN, BSN, CWON, will review negative-pressure wound therapy—how it works and what it does. She will also address when a vacuum-assisted closure is an appropriate treatment choice and why.
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Best-Practice Wound Care: Differential Diagnosis and Diagnostic Workup Recommendations for Acute and Chronic Wounds
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP, FAAN, will review the variety of wounds types, etiology, and appropriate diagnostic workups.
Standards of Care: Chronic Acute,
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP, FAAN, will provide an overview of the variety of wounds, ideology and appropriate diagnostic workups.
Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Other Lower-Extremity Ulcers
Jim Holdermann, DPM, FACFAOM, FAPWCA,
FACFAS, will focus on lower-extremity ulcers and
their treatment approaches.
Pressure Ulcer Treatment Approaches
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN, will share her knowledge of pressure ulcer treatment approaches in acute and community settings
(including assessment and treatment of incontinent dermatitis).
Basic Burn Triage and Care
Gary Marks, DO, ABEM, will provide an overview on
burn triage and care.
Dressings 101 for Providers
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP, FAAN,
will focus on the rationale and use of the various wound care products.
Offloading: Rationale and Success Factors
Eric Day, CPED, will discuss the rationale for and the types of off-loading, with a focus on ensuring safety and compliance.
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP, FAAN, will focus on debridement indications, contraindications, and methodologies.
The Science of Biofilms
Randy Wolco , MD, will provide a review of biofilms and their impact on wound healing.
Diagnosing and Treating Bacterial Biofilm Infections
Randy Wolco , MD, will share recommended methods to diagnose and treat lacterial biofilms.
Open Forum with Barbara-Bates Jensen
Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Future Directions for Wound Care
Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FNP,
FAAN, will give an overview of current wound care directions and promising practices.