Posts Tagged ‘Wound Care Education Institute’

Swelling: Curse of the Wounded Class, Control of Edema Enhances Control in All Wounds

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Swelling: Curse of the Wounded Class, Control of Edema Enhances Control in All Wounds will be presented by Martin J. Winkler MD, FACS, Medical Director Compression Dynamics, LLC at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV September 7-10, 2011.
Elastic compression therapy for swelling and venous leg ulcers is uncomfortable. Notoriously poor patient compliance creates the attitude that patient education about elastic compression is “not worth the time” by primary care providers. Think wound clinics and see the fruits of this therapeutic nihilism: sheer injury in edematous (CHF) senile skin, cellulitis and lymphorrhea in edematous tissue, venous leg ulcers and ischemic ulcers. The therapeutic triad:  elevation, pneumatic and manual lymphatic drainage, and elastic compression, merits a conceptual physiologic update.

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

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Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth: What You Must Know About Diabetic Footwear (Advanced)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth: What you Must Know About Diabetic Footwear will be presented by Dr. Alison J. Garten DPM, CPed, Kaiser Permanente at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference September 7-10, 2011.
This is a MUST go to presentation designed to educate the wound care professional on how diabetic shoes in the high-risk patient can greatly reduce the likelihood of ulcerations in their feet. We will together identify who are the high-risk patients through patient examples, discuss the anatomy of the high-risk diabetic and the importance of professionally fitted shoes in this population. We will conclude with specific examples of how specific ulcers could have been prevented. We’ll discuss the Diabetic Therapeutic Shoe Bill guidelines under the Medicare law, and explain how diabetic shoes can be a profitable business for your practice.

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

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Ostomy Pouching Challenges and Solutions

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Ostomy Pouching Challenges and Solutions (Parts 1 &2) will be presented by Cathy Modlin RN, BSN, CWOCN, WCC, President-National Alliance of Wound Care at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011.
Having difficulty managing challenging stomas? This session will provide the front line caregiver with information that will assist in proper management of these challenging stomas. You’ll learn how to identify the type of ostomy you are dealing with, as well as the type of collection device required. We’ll discuss convex vs. concave and how to know when to use each. Learn the difference between small and large collection devices, single vs. multiple use appliances and the length of time they can be used. You’ll learn what to do when leaking occurs and troubleshooting techniques to secure a seal and identify the source of the odor.

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

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I am a Wound Care Certified Clinician, Now What?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I am Wound Care Certified Clinician, Now What? will be  presented by Michelle Moore MSN, RN, WCC, WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas this September 7-10, 2011

This session will bring the power of the WCC to the forefront. We’ll discuss the ways in which to market the credential to the industry, from self promoting of the clinician and how to use social media/blogging to speaking, authoring of articles to spotlight the advanced credential. We’ll look at incorporating other credentials to the creation of wound care team

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

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Understanding Osteomyelitis: Challenges in Diagnosis & Treatment (Advanced)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Understanding Osteomyelitis: Challenges in Diagnosis & Treatment will be presented by Joseph Garner MD, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Central Connecticut and Leslie Scoutt MD, Yale University School of Medicine at this year’s Wild on Wound’s National Conference in Las Vegas from September 7-10, 2011 .
This session will review salient features of the pathophysiology of bone infection, including mechanisms of infection and host responses. Significant time will be devoted to diagnosis, with an emphasis on imaging modalities. Bone infections are among the most difficult infections to cure and the principles of rational therapy will be presented.
For more information about the Wound Care Education Institute, please visit http://www.wcei.net.

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Lower Extremity Wounds: The Basics (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Cindy Broadus

Lower Extremity Wounds: The Basics (Parts 1, 2 & 3) will be presented by Cindy Broadus RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC, 3C Healthcare Consulting, LLC, WCEI Instructor at this year’s Wild on Wound’s National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011.

Lower extremity wounds can be hard to tell apart. In this 3-part session we will focus on venous, arterial, and neuropathic wounds. We’ll discuss the causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance and the principles of management. During this session, we will also discuss the different types of compression and selecting the appropriate compression therapy based on the lower extremity assessment.

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

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Improved Wound Care Outcomes With Polymeric Membrane Dressings, (Hands-On, No CME)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Polymembrane Dressing
Improved Wound Care Outcomes with Polymeric Membrane Dressings will be presented by Susan E. Nelson RN, MSN, WCC, CLNC at this year’s Wild on Wound National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10, 2011. In this hands-on session you will examine the unique actions of the Polymeric Membrane Dressings which help to reduce the spread of edema, inflammation and pain into surrounding undamaged tissues without interfering with the robust localized inflammatory response required for healing. The dressings help reduce both persistent and procedural wound pain, while improving healing.

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

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Know How to Perform a Complete Diabetic Foot Exam

Monday, August 1st, 2011
Diabetic Foot Exam
Jump to the Front Line: Know How To Perform a Complete Diabetic Foot Exam will be presented by Dr. Alison J. Garten DPM, CPed, Kaiser Permanente at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas in September. This is a one-hour interactive session on learning and understanding the parts of a diabetic foot exam including the dermatological,vascular, neurological and orthopedic. We’ll review common areas of skin breakdown based on the different parts of the exam. See a thorough diabetic foot exam presented during this session. We’ll discuss patient examples of diabetic foot exams and learn how to easily spot areas prone to ulceration before they occur. Through this session you will learn the importance of a thorough diabetic foot exam
Be sure to check out this session as it sure to fill up quickly.

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

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Paying It Forward and Making It COUNT!

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Pay It Forward

Paying It Forward and making It Count will be presented by Nancy Morgan RN,BSN,MBA,WOCN,WCC,CWCMS, Co-Founder of WCEI and Donna Sardina RN,MHA,WCC,CWCMS , Co-Founder of WCEI at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011

Wild on Wounds National Conference

In 2010 we achieved over 10,000 Wound Care Certified clinicians to our family. This has given us an idea of the incredible size and strength of our community of clinicians. As we grow and evolve in our careers, many of us want to find ways to “pay forward” the opportunities we’ve had and help to build the community of the future. In this session, we’ll explore ways to share our talents through mentoring, precepting and the training of others. Topics include preceptor tools, presentation and training tips, and how to build wound care teams. We’ll look at exciting new ways to inspire others and find ways to use our experience to create a new career in the industry and give back to our communities.

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

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Are We Treating the WHOLE patient, or Just the HOLE in the Patient? Wound Care Clinics

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The Center for Wound Healing

Are We Treating the WHOLE Patient, or Just the HOLE in the Patient? Wound Care Clinics will be presented by Jeff Kingery RN, Vice President Clinical Services of The Center for Wound Healing at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas September 7-10,2011

The session will focus on treating the patient holistically. Let’s face it: wound centers are busy places these days. We all get caught up in the daily routine of moving patients in and out of the system as efficiently as possible. Does higher patient volume really translate to higher profitability? In today’s marketplace can we still be profitable and impact more than just wound closure?

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