WoundCon Spring 2021 WoundCon Spring 2021

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Friday, March 12, 2021

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Opening Keynote: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Events on Wound Healing
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP
School of Nursing Camden Rutgers University, Professor of Nursing, WOCNEP Director
Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN
Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN
Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden, Director of Community Outreach and Professional Development

0.75 CME Credits | 0.75 Contact Hours

It has been proven that health risk factors are generated by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which biologically alter brain development and influence epigenetic mechanisms, including wound healing. Participants in this session will be able to explain ACE causative factors related to wound chronicity and impaired healing, identify patients at higher risk of ACE-related wound development and wound healing disruption, describe chronic conditions and leading causes of death related to ACEs, and evaluate short- and long-term negative physical and mental health conditions affecting populations.

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Atypical Wounds: Malignant Wounds
Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS
Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS
Jobst Vascular Institute, ProMedica Health Network, Director, Wound Care

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Malignant wounds, such as tumor necrosis, fungating wounds, and ulcerating cancerous wounds, pose an emotional and physical challenge for patients and caregivers and can be difficult to manage because of their location, odor, high exudate, and bleeding. Participants in this session will be able to describe strategies and goals of care in management of malignant wounds, identify malignant wounds by clinical findings and common characteristics, evaluate appropriateness of treatment modalities, apply practical knowledge in care pathways for malignant wounds, and implement education to patients, family, caregivers, and nursing staff related to emotional and physical challenges.

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Nutrition and Wound Healing: The Top Questions Health Care Providers Ask
Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND
Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND
Light Bulb Health, Inc., Registered Dietitian Nutrition Wound Care Certified

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Clinicians should recognize nutrition and hydration as top priorities in encouraging wound healing. Nutritional status should be evaluated and addressed early in treatment in order to prevent potential complications. Poor nutrition influences all stages of wound healing but may particularly prolong the inflammatory phase of wound healing, causing the healing process to stall. This session will answer common questions clinicians ask regarding nutrition. Nutrition as a science is rapidly evolving and the nutrition of ten years ago is not the nutrition of today.

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Which Dressing Is the Right One for This Wound?
Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates Bristol, Connecticut
Dianne Rudolph, DNP, GNP-BC, CWOCN
Dianne Rudolph, DNP, GNP-BC, CWOCN
South Texas Wound Associates, Nurse Practitioner

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Wound dressing selection can be challenging for clinicians because of many categories and technologies, but appropriate dressings help decrease healing times, provide cost-effective care, and improve quality of life. Participants in this session will be able to describe these challenges in dressing selection, list various dressing categories and their indications based on the TIME framework for wound bed preparation, explain which dressing is appropriate for various wound environments, and evaluate differences in dressing technologies when choosing a dressing.

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10 Wound Care Telemedicine Skills That Can Help a Telemedicine Visit
Tiffany Hamm, BSN, RN, ACHRN, CWS
Tiffany Hamm, BSN, RN, ACHRN, CWS
Reference, Principal Partner Midwest Hyperbaric, Co-founder and Chief Nursing Officer Wound

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

For patients with chronic wounds who are at home or in isolation during the current pandemic, telemedicine can be used to help monitor, support, and engage the patient or caregivers. Participants in this session will be able to describe how to implement effective telemedicine skills, define the components of telemedicine skills, explain how telemedicine is changing the way health care is performed during the pandemic and after, and identify practical strategies that increase provider and patient comfort levels with communication.

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3D Printing in Wound Management
Abraham Joy, PhD
Abraham Joy, PhD
School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Professor of Polymer Science
Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS
Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS
Akron Children's Hospital, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Recent studies have found that 3D printed wound dressings can be highly effective, and these findings can assist in choosing dressing architecture and polymer compositions to achieve positive wound healing outcomes. Participants in this session will be able to describe how 3D printing can be effective in wound healing, define the difference between 3D printed dressings and electrospun dressings, and explain methods used in 3D printing in wound care.

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Burn Care for the Non-Burn Specialist
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA
Independent Burn/Wound Care Specialist and Consultant

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Burns are different from the acute and chronic wounds that clinicians frequently encounter because of the degree of systemic inflammation and the overlapping healing phases in burn injuries. Participants in this session will be able to define the three burn classifications, identify appropriate treatment protocols for each classification, explain topical methods of infection prevention, recognize challenges for wound care specialists caring for burn patients, and describe nutritional needs in burn patients.

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Which Offloading Device Is Right for This Patient?
Robert Cyr, DPM, CWSP
Robert Cyr, DPM, CWSP
Southwest Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, Clinical Director

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Offloading diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and other foot wounds is critical to promote healing. Selection of an offloading device must consider the ulcer location and type, foot deformity, patient activity level, ambulatory status, resources available, and patient preferences and tolerance levels. Participants in this session will be able to explain key factors in selecting appropriate offloading devices, identify risk factors for ulcer development in patients with diabetes, describe offloading devices and methods used for DFUs, and discuss challenges in treating and managing patients with DFUs.

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Improving Wound Outcomes Without Antibiotics: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
David Russell, MD, FRCS(Ed)
David Russell, MD, FRCS(Ed)
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, Associate Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Chronic wounds diminish patients’ quality of life and incur high treatment costs. Early identification of wounds, early implementation of interventions, and selection of appropriate dressings to manage bioburden and promote moist wound healing are essential in improving wound outcomes without the use of antibiotics. Participants in this session will be able to describe underlying disorders that delay healing of chronic wounds, identify clinically effective treatments for improving wound outcomes without antibiotics, and explain factors contributing to the growth of antibiotic resistance.

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Physical Therapy Modalities in Wound Care
Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Physical therapy modalities are sometimes used in wound care as adjunctive therapies in combination with standard of care therapies, including wound bed preparation, offloading, and moist wound healing. Participants in this session will be able to define physical therapy modalities used in assisting wounds toward healing, describe how physical therapy modalities can assist in the local wound environment, and explain how a multidisciplinary team approach including a physical therapist can assist in better healing outcomes.

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Update in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: An Update on the Evidence
John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Professor

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are complex and costly wounds as a result of complications such as infection, amputations, and death. Clinicians should combine evidence-based and common-sense therapies to optimize DFU prevention and reduce recurrent DFUs and hospital stays. Participants in this session will be able to evaluate multidisciplinary team roles and effects on outcome of optimal management in patients with DFUs, describe how therapeutic advances and novel monitoring systems will affect DFU management, and describe key considerations in managing DFUs.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: An Intervention for Improving Outcomes

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is indicated in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with no measurable signs of healing after at least 30 days of standard treatment. Participants in this session will be able to assess patients with DFUs for HBOT candidacy, evaluate multidisciplinary team roles and their effects on outcomes in HBOT-treated patients with DFUs, describe how HBOT and DFU management enhance wound healing outcomes, and describe key considerations in managing DFUs.

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Diabetic Wound with Osteomyelitis: Can I Treat with Oral Antibiotics?
Barbara Aung, DPM, CWS, FAPWHC, DABPM, CPMA, CSFAC
Barbara Aung, DPM, CWS, FAPWHC, DABPM, CPMA, CSFAC
Aung FootHealth Clinics & Advanced Wound Healing Center, President

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

The most frequent infection related to diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), which is difficult to treat and has a high recurrence rate. Participants in this session will be able to describe factors that play an important role in DFU development, identify DFUs at higher risk for infection and DFO, explain when it is appropriate to use oral versus parenteral antibiotics for diabetic foot infections and DFO, and relate identifying and modifying risk factors to avoid recurrence in DFUs leading to DFO.

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Understanding Soft Tissue Necrotizing Infections: From Epidermis to Fascia
Luis Fernández, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCC
Luis Fernández, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCC
Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas, Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Div. of Trauma

1.0 CME Credits | 1.0 Contact Hours

Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive and require immediate treatment, although they are not always clinically apparent in early stages. Participants in this session will be able to define the layers of the skin structure and how NSTIs progress through each, explain the causative factors in NSTIs, identify clinical factors in NSTIs, and apply multifaceted and multidisciplinary approaches in achieving better outcomes.