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Chronic Wound Intervention Basics (Parts 1 & 2)

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Bill Richlen

Chronic Wound Intervention Basics (Parts 1 &2) will be presented by Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS, of Infinitus LLC, WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas this September 7-10,2011

Chronic wounds are difficult to heal. So let’s go back to the basics. They provide a huge challenge for even the best wound care clinician. Come to this session and let’s discuss what make these wounds so difficult and what we can do to speed the healing process. We’ll talk about bioburden and the effects it has on wound healing. Debridement: when to use it, what method to use. Wound complications, risk prevention, adjunctive therapies and tissue loads. This information will be provided in this two part session.

For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

Click Here To Register for the Wild on Wounds National Conference

Wound Care Seminar (WOW 2009 Pt 2)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

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Yesterday was a preview of  September 10, 2009 and the Pre-Conference Sessions for this year’s Wild on Wounds Conference. Below are some descriptions of the sessions for Friday September 11, 2009. We have some awesome speakers and interesting sessions lined up for you so check them out and get ready for Las Vegas!!!

  • Opening Session – Keynote
    David Crowe

    Go “ALL IN” on this one as it is a Sure Bet for a Full
    House as we practice our laughter skills with comedian
    David Crowe. David is the only comedian in history to
    have won both the Seattle and San Francisco International
    Stand-up Comedy Competitions. He won them back-toback,
    within nine months of each other. He spends most
    of his time on the road, headlining the best comedy clubs
    around the United States, Canada and Europe. He recently
    debuted his own one-hour special on ShowTime®, has
    appeared numerous times on Comedy Central® and is a
    favorite on the “Bob and Tom Show” which is syndicated to
    120 markets nationwide. In 1996 he was selected to open
    for President Bill Clinton at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.
  • The Buzz Report
    Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, ET, CWCN, WCC
    Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC

    This is your source for the latest breaking wound care
    news: What’s new! What’s now! What’s coming up! Donna
    and Nancy, WCEI co-founders, will bring you up to date
    on all things buzzable in wound care – new products,
    guidelines, resources and tools.
  • NPUAP Update 2009
    Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN, NPUAP President

    A detailed overview of the recent and upcoming accomplishments of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will be
    presented in this session. This will include information on the Shear Initiative: the NPUAP-EPUAP International Pressure
    Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines, including highlights from the new sections in the guidelines (palliative care, pain,
    critical care) and NPUAP’s ongoing work with the CMS in the area of public policy related to pressure ulcer preventions, care
    and research. There will be time for an interactive audience question and answer period.
  • Principles & Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy Part 1
    Ron Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Asst. Researcher University of California, Irvine, California
    Pam Mitchell

    Back by popular demand! Welcome back, Dr. Sherman!!! Taught in two sessions, you’ll get the didactic and the practical
    hands on. Learn about the history, biology, indications and contraindications for maggot therapy. Then put all that to use
    when you actually learn the technical aspects of maggot debridement therapy by applying live maggot dressings to mock
    wounds. Seats are limited! Sign up now!
  • Wheelchair Boot Camp
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    When a patient is sitting, the ischial tuberosities are under great pressure forces of around 100 mmHg, making them one of the
    most common areas of pressure ulcer development. Due to improper positioning, the sacrum/coccyx and plantar aspect of the
    foot also become high risk areas. In this session we will discuss the common problems seen in seating, consider the postural concerns
    for the spine and pelvis, and demonstrate how to choose the appropriate cushions and properly fit wheelchairs for your patients.
  • The Diagnostic Basis of Wound Healing: The Lab and Beyond . . .
    Don Wollheim, MD, WCC, FAPWCA, IMPLEXUS Wound Care Service, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    Whether faced with diagnostic uncertainty, stalled wound healing or baseline assessment, utilizing scientific investigation can
    help uncover and identify underlying problems that are complicating wound healing. This session will include a comprehensive
    review of diagnostic tests and laboratory values that are critical for assessment and monitoring of wound and skin therapy.
  • Principles & Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy Part 2
    Ron Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Asst. Researcher University of California, Irvine, California
    Pam Mitchell

    Back by popular demand! Welcome back, Dr. Sherman!!! Taught in two sessions, you’ll get the didactic and the practical
    hands on. Learn about the history, biology, indications and contraindications for maggot therapy. Then put all that to use
    when you actually learn the technical aspects of maggot debridement therapy by applying live maggot dressings to mock
    wounds. Seats are limited! Sign up now!
  • Palliative Care Practices for Wounds at End of Life
    Linda M. Hoplamazian, RN, BSN, MHA, WCC

    Wound care professionals can manage wounds at end of life by utilizing evidence-based standards from best practice for
    individualized care delivery. The challenge: Choosing the most effective approach to wound care while meeting the goals for
    providing quality palliative symptom management to the patient approaching end of life. Standardized practice guidelines will be
    presented for management of pressure ulcers and other types of common wounds seen at end of life.
  • If It Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done! Documentation Woes
    Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC, 3C Healthcare Consulting, LLC, WCEI Instructor

    The medical record is considered to be the most reliable source for determining what happened. It is a legal document, yet
    not always treated as such. With litigation lurking around the corner for every healthcare professional, we, as Wound Care
    Certified professionals, need to make sure our documentation is complete, concise and correct. Come on it and let’s talk
    about correct terms, techniques, and steps it will take to keep you out of trouble.

For those of you interested in becoming wound care certified, come to the Wild on Wounds Seminar in Las Vegas and learn from some these outstanding speakers. For details about becoming wound care certified go to WCEI.net.

We have some great sessions and a lot to learn. Come out to Las Vegas and meet up with your colleagues to learn about all of these great topics. Register Here.

Wound Care Seminar (WOW 2009 Pt 1)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

wowSo this year’s Wild on Wounds Conference is being held in the exciting city of Las Vegas Nevada from September 10-12, 2009! The conference is packed with valuable information and sessions that will support and further you wound care knowledge. New friendships are made and the networking possibilities are priceless.

This year’s conference is lining up to be an outstanding one to say the least. Below is the Pre-Conference Session Line Up. Look for Pt 2 tomorrow.

Thursday September 10, 2009 Pre-Conference Sessions

  • Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, CWCN, WCC will start off the conference with Wound Care Business Start-Up, Marketing and Service Performance. If you are considering going into business for yourself, you’ll want to attend this session! Do you want to have a consulting career? This course will have all the basic and essential information you’ll need to get started such as how to’s and what legal structures to consider, fees, and tips on marketing, advertising, building your customer base and developing business plans, forms and much more.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program (Sessions 1,2 and 3) by Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS, Infinitus LLC, WCEI Instructor and Theresa Ferrante PTA, WCC, Grandview Hospital Dayton, Ohio. This program focuses on comprehensive presentation of wound bed preparation utilizing conservative sharp debridement.The session will include A&P, implications and contraindications, techniques, tools, documentation, legal issues and policy development. Hands-on lab practicum starts with skill performance check-off. All debridement instruments and supplies are provided for the skills lab. Hands on lab practicum continues with skill performance check-off. Attendance at session parts 1, 2 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.

Be sure to make plans early to attend the Wild on Wounds 2009 Seminar in Las Vegas NV. You can register here.