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Wild On Wounds National Conference Session Spotlight Mac King

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Wild On Wounds National Conference Session Spotlight on The Opening Session – Keynote.

Mac King

Join us in welcoming comedian Mac King as he brings his comedy and magic into the world of Wound Care.

Mac King was recently named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has broken a Guinness World Record, and just appeared on his seventh TV special for NBC. He was also voted the sixth best show in all of Las Vegas, and his book from Random House is now in its fifth printing!

For more information about the Wild On Wounds National Conference, please visit http://www.wcei.net/wow-conference.

Ostomy, What Do I Do Now

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas. Continuing in our session highlights, Ostomy! What do I do Now?, will be presented by Cathy Modlin RN BSN CWOCN WCC,  of the Vista Medical Center East and National Alliance of Wound Care

This session will contain basic information about the different types of ostomies, tips for ostomy management, when to use various ostomy appliances and the skin complications patients with ostomies may experience.  Information will also be discussed about how ostomy marking is done. This session will also include sample products for examination and comparison.

Check out Wild On Wounds National Convention for more information and accommodations.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please check our information about the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI’s )  Skin and Wound Management Course

Basic Wound Care Applications

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas. Continuing in our session highlights, Basic Wound Care Applications is a session that will be presented by Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOCN, CWCN, WCC, CWCMS and Co-Founder of WCEI.

Learn to “Dress for Success” with the BASIC but comprehensive review of topical wound management products. This session will focus on the basic dressing categories and review what, why, when and how to apply these products. The course is ‘hands on’ with free product samples and live video demonstrations and is designed for the beginning wound care practitioner or for those interested in learning about wound care.

Check out Wild On Wounds National Convention for more information and accommodations.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please check our information about our Skin and Wound Management Course

Wound Care Seminar (WOW 2009 Pt 3)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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Saturday September 12, 2009 will wrap up the Wild on Wounds Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the day will be jam packed with great sessions and tons of learning. Below is the line up for the day.

  • Venous, Arterial and Neuropathic Ulcers of the Lower Extremity: Topical Adjunctive Therapy Part 1
    Diane Maydick Youngberg, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

    This presentation will highlight ulcers of the lower extremity in patients with neuropathy, arterial insufficiency, and venous insufficiency.  Evidence-based practice regarding wound bed preparation, topical dressings, and adjunctive therapy (total contact casting and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy) will be discussed.  Application of a total contact cast and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy will be demonstrated.  Audience participation will be encouraged.
  • WOWing Together in Wound Care: A Collaborative Approach
    Erin Clyburn, BSN, RN, WCC

    Come partake in an engaging presentation designed to explore the collaboration present among today’s wound care team. From the Wound Care Certified (WCC) clinician to other members of the health care team, be prepared to be “WOW”ed in the unique differences which ultimately lead to an imperative common denominator: optimal patient outcomes in  wound care.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 1
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    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 2 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.
  • Venous, Arterial and Neuropathic Ulcers of the Lower Extremity: Topical Adjunctive Therapy Part 2
    Diane Maydick Youngberg, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

    This presentation will highlight ulcers of the lower extremity in patients with neuropathy, arterial insufficiency, and venous insufficiency.  Evidence-based practice regarding wound bed preparation, topical dressings, and adjunctive therapy (total contact casting and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy) will be discussed.  Application of a total contact cast and intermittent pneumatic compression therapy will be demonstrated.  Audience participation will be encouraged.
  • Protein: Critical in Pressure Ulcer Healing
    Sue Bell, RN, BN
    This program provides clinicians with a greater understanding of how nutrition, and specifically protein, helps prevent
    pressure ulcer occurrence and impacts wound healing and tissue regeneration, while providing a closer look at protein and the physiological effects of protein energy malnutrition in the elderly.  Updated published clinical outcome data on the effects of increased protein on wound healing will also be presented.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 2
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    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 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.
  • Wrapper’s Delight
    Scott Batie, MEd, MPT., WCC, Scott Batie Consulting, WCEI Instructor

    A good wrap is the key factor for success with venous insufficiency.  Whether you’re looking to learn how to wrap, practice wrapping or just need some wrap tips, this is the session for you. Scott, the wrap master, will review the fundamentals, products, guidelines and techniques needed for a successful wrap, and then we will practice what we learn. (P.S. Be prepared to bare your feet and legs.)
  • Delivering on the Promise of NPWT: Low and Variable Pressures
    Cindy Ahearn, MS, RN, ET, CWCN, FNP-C

    Prospera takes the lead on re-educating the industry to advance the art and science of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, based on science, new research and clinical experience. Enjoy a refreshing, common-sense, just-the-facts presentation on today’s negative pressure wound therapy.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 3
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    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 practicumcontinues with skill performance check-off.  Attendance at session parts 1 & 2 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.
  • Bariatric Skin & Wound Care Nobody Talks About
    Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC

    Along with common risk factors for skin breakdown and wound healing complications,
    bariatric patients have additional factors and co-morbidities that can challenge even the
    most seasoned wound care professional.  This session focuses on skin integrity of bariatric
    patients, details different types of skin problems associated with obesity and offers practical
    suggestions for preventing and treating them.  The physiological requirements and
    complications of wound healing associated with obesity will be discussed, accompanied by
    interventions for treatment and multidisciplinary strategies for the wounded bariatric patient.
  • Global Wound Care
    Drew Griffin, LPN, WCC

    As healthcare professionals, one of our responsibilities is to teach our patients, their families
    and our peers about wound care.  In fact, part of our requirements for recertification is to
    teach the community about wound care related topics.  What a profound opportunity we have
    to teach a “global” community through the internet.  Web 2.0, Social Media and Social
    Networking are becoming an integral part of our lives.  We will discuss the power and reach
    that these tools have. More and more patients, families and healthcare professionals are
    turning to the internet for information about wound care. We should harness this opportunity
    and give it to them.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 1
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    Theresa Ferrante, PTA, WCC, Grandview Hospital, Dayton OH

    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 2 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.
  • What’s Going Down? Venous Reflux, Lymphatic Damage and Chronic Wounds Part 1
    Robyn Bjork, MPT, WCC, CLT
    George  A. Fall, MD

    You’ve implemented gold standards for venous stasis ulcer management. But have you considered the underlying venous
    reflux and new procedures which can correct it? Are you able to recognize key signs of secondary lymphedema, and do you know how treatment can improve the wound milieu?  Journey with us through the venous and lymphatic systems to understand what’s going down and how to reverse it.
  • Heal Your Wounds by Plugging In!!! Electrotherapeutic Modalities for Wound Care Part 1
    Cheryl Robillard, PT, WCC, CLT

    You have heard of some of them and perhaps seen the end results of their use. But do you know what they are and what they do? This session will review a variety of electrotherapeutic modalities for chronic wounds, including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, shortwave diathermy, laser, infrared, and ultrasonic nebulization. Indication, contraindications, and parameters for use will be presented. See some of the machines that will be discussed and learn how they work.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 2
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    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 practicumcontinues with skill performance check-off.  Attendance at session parts 1 & 3 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.
  • What’s Going Down? Venous Reflux, Lymphatic Damage and Chronic Wounds Part 2
    Robyn Bjork, MPT, WCC, CLT
    George  A. Fall, MD

    You’ve implemented gold standards for venous stasis ulcer management. But have you considered the underlying venous reflux and new procedures which can correct it? Are you able to recognize key signs of secondary lymphedema, and do you know how treatment can improve the wound milieu?  Journey with us through the venous and lymphatic systems to understand what’s going down, and how to reverse it.
  • Heal Your Wounds by Plugging In!!! Electrotherapeutic Modalities for Wound Care Part 2
    Cheryl Robillard, PT, WCC, CLT

    You have heard of some of them and perhaps seen the end results of their use. But do you know what they are and what
    they do? This session will review a variety of electrotherapeutic modalities for chronic wounds, including electrical
    stimulation, ultrasound, shortwave diathermy, laser, infrared, and ultrasonic nebulization. Indication, contraindications,
    and parameters for use will be presented. See some of the machines that will be discussed and learn how they work.
  • Sharp Debridement Certificate Program Part 3
    Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS Infinitus, LLC, WCEI Instructor
    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 practicumcontinues with skill performance check-off.  Attendance at session parts 1 & 2 required. Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.

If you are looking to practice your sharp debridement skills or get your certificate, Wild on Wounds 2009 is the place to be. Oh yeah, did we mention that this year’s seminar is in Las Vegas? Come on out and join the fun and learning. For more information or to register for Wild on Wounds 2009, click here.

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.