WoundCon Fall 2022
15.5 CME Credits | 15.5 Contact Hours
This CE / CME Activity includes 16 wound care focused presentations facilitated by leading wound educators and was originally presented live, November 9, 2022. The activity includes over 15 hours of wound care content.
Earn up to 15.5 CE/CME credits.
The activity provides up-to-date education on evidence-based wound care practices directly related to issues being experienced in facilities around the globe.
MANAGING PATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL ULCERS
Among the possible chronic complications of sickle cell disease are leg ulcers, which tend to be challenging to manage, healing slowly over months or years. The combination of wound pain and ulcer management severely affects a patient’s quality of life. This session will examine available treatment options and algorithms to manage patients with sickle cell ulcers.
DRESSED TO THE NINES: HYDROCOLLOID TOP TIPS
Providing a moist and insulating healing environment, hydrocolloid dressings protect wounds while allowing the body’s own enzymes to help heal them. These dressings are distinctive because they do not have to be changed as often as some other wound dressings and are easy to apply. We will immerse ourselves in the world of hydrocolloid dressings and explore this dressing’s benefits and drawbacks while learning practical application tips.
FROM WOMB TO WOUND: AMNIOTIC AND PLACENTAL MEMBRANES
Amniotic membrane (AM) is a powerful therapeutic agent altering the fate of stalled (chronic) wounds. In this session, we will take a deep dive into the basic structure, function and components of AM, processing techniques, and clinical application in wound healing.
SKIN MANIFESTATIONS OF RHEUMATIC DISEASE
Many autoimmune connective tissue diseases and vascular conditions in rheumatology have cutaneous manifestations. Skin signs are useful in the diagnosis of rheumatic disease because they often precede systemic symptoms. This session will examine skin manifestations that are prominent in rheumatic diseases.
DEMYSTIFYING WOUND INFECTION: A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE OF BIOFILM
Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) play a key role in major processes of normal wound healing. If left unchecked, chronically elevated MMP levels prevent wounds from healing. Clinicians can regulate MMPs in the wound bed by using basic principles of good wound healing. This session will provide strategies to support the positive functions of MMPs while reducing or eliminating their harmful effects.
I GOTTA SIT DOWN! CHOOSING SEATING SURFACES FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
People who use wheelchairs are as varied as people who ambulate. Decision making for individual seating needs is a combination of an objective evaluation of the patient, positioning, and activity levels coupled with the availability of surfaces to select from. This session will provide updates on current research related to pressure redistribution surfaces for wheelchair patients.
S.T.R.I.D.E. PART 1
S.T.R.I.D.E. (shape, texture, refill, issues, dosage and etiology) provides a comprehensive guide for selecting compression garments and wraps and is an essential resource for new practitioners and an excellent review for advanced practitioners. Part 1 of the S.T.R.I.D.E. series will review physiological and methodological factors influencing the effect of compression garments
OSTEOMYELITIS: SURGICAL AND MEDICAL APPROACH
Osteomyelitis management necessitates a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach involving surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy. This session will be a stepwise review of osteomyelitis management, including staging and identification of causative organisms, surgical reconstruction and delivery of appropriate antibiotics
NOT QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS: ATYPICAL WOUNDS – INFECTIONS
Atypical wounds are wounds caused by conditions or diseases that do not typically form a wound. There are many different types of atypical wounds, and this session will focus on those with an infectious cause. In a case-based format, learners will develop practical tips on identifying uncommon etiology, locations and appearances of atypical wounds with an infectious cause, as well as treatment approaches.
HOT, COLD, OR NORMAL? NEW PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FINDINGS WITH THE KENNEDY TERMINAL LESION
The Kennedy terminal lesion, now considered a subcategory of skin failure, was first published in a retrospective research study in 1989. Contributing
factors and pathophysiological mechanisms have been elusive even though this phenomenon is well known. This session will explore pathophysiological concepts and the newer technologies, such as skin temperature readings, now widely available for the bedside caregiver assisting clinicians in identifying the Kennedy terminal lesion.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE APPROACH TO WOUND HEALING
In the day-to-day course of our work, we often forget that there is a person around the wound. In this session, we will review the concepts of integrative medicine and alternative medicine and how those apply in the wound clinic and give some specific examples. Among other topics, we will discuss alternative solutions for pain, edema and biofilms.
BUILDING YOUR AMPUTATION PREVENTION PROGRAM
A successful amputation prevention program requires coordinated effort from physicians, podiatrists, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators dedicated to the cause of saving and maintaining functional limbs. This session will examine the steps to building a scalable amputation prevention program.
S.T.R.I.D.E. PART 2
Part 2 of the S.T.R.I.D.E. series will explore edema assessment and patient needs to best match the clinical presentation with an appropriate compression product. This session offers practical tips on the how and what to evaluate in a clinical situation in order to choose the best compression option that improves wound healing and enhances outcomes.
CHRONIC WOUNDS: FIXING METABOLIC SYNDROME AND INSULIN RESISTANCE FOR BETTER HEALING
First described in 1988 by G.M. Reaven as “syndrome X,” metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently estimated to affect one-quarter to one-third of the world’s population. Patients with MetS may present with difficult-to-heal wounds that are not dissimilar to those encountered in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This session will examine the role of wound care professionals, as part of the multidisciplinary team, in encouraging lifestyle modifications to manage MetS and improve healing outcomes.
RISK MITIGATION WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has gained wide acceptance as an adjunct modality for challenging wounds. As with all medical treatments, HBOT includes medical risks and possible side effects. Most are related to the unique aspects of HBOT, such as significant and relatively rapid changes in pressure inside the chamber and the high levels of oxygen used. This session will review evidence-based preemptive strategies to mitigate the complications of HBOT.
A “WOUND” TO THE WISE: PRACTICAL TIPS AND TRICKS OF WOUND CARE AND CLOSING REMARKS
This novel segment will feature dynamic and short pearls from course faculty members who will offer practical, digestible takeaways to help you optimize patient care. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda as we present the second segment in this series. Stay tuned for details on how you can have your “A ‘Wound’ to the Wise” featured during an upcoming WoundCon event.
This activity has been designed for practitioners who care for a significant percentage of their patients with chronic and/or acute wounds including but not limited to venous ulcers, pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, post-operative wounds, etc., across the health care continuum. This activity is designed to address the educational needs of intermediate and advanced learners.
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify current evidence-based concepts in wound management
- Apply essential elements of wound management in a variety of patient settings
- Explore the evidence-base behind wound management interventions
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, insurance/reimbursement issues, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration.
WoundCon Fall 2022 On-Demand Accreditation
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The planning committee comprises: Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA and Miranda Henry from HMP Communications and Samantha Conforti, Emmie McCalley, and Greaton Sellers from NACCME.
Independent Clinical Reviewers
The independent clinical reviewers for this activity are:
Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA
President, South Texas Wound Associates, PA;
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, UT Health
Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word Osteopathic School, San Antonio, Texas
The nurse planner for this activity is:
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California
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