THREE NEW EVENTS FOR 2021

MARCH 12 • JULY 16 • NOVEMBER 12

WoundCon Spring 2021 Agenda

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Friday March, 12 2021

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8:00AM – 8:45AM EST

Auditorium

Opening Keynote: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Wound Healing

0.75 CME Credits | 0.75 Contact Hours

Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP and Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN

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.

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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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

Auditorium

Atypical Wounds: Malignant Wounds

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS

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.

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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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

Auditorium

Nutrition and Wound Healing: The Top Questions Health Care Providers Ask

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Nancy Collins PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC

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.

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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9:00AM – 10:00AM EST

Auditorium

Wound Dressing Selection: Choosing the Best Options

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP and Dianne Rudolph, DNP, GNP-BC, CWOCN

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.

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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12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Auditorium

3-D Printing in Wound Management

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Abraham Joy, PhD and Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

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.

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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12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Auditorium

10 Wound Care Telemedicine Skills That Can Help a Telemedicine Visit

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Tiffany Hamm, BSN, RN, ACHRN, CWS

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.

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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12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Auditorium

Which Offloading Device is Right for this Patient?

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Robert Cyr, DPM, CWSP

Offloading diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and other foot wounds is critical to promote healing.

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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12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

Auditorium

Burn Care for the Non-Burn Specialist

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA

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.

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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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Auditorium

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: An Update on the Evidence

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

John Steinberg DPM, FACFAS

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are complex and costly wounds as a result of complications such as infection, amputations, and death.

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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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Auditorium

Physical Therapy Modalities in Wound Care

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Rose Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

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.

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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2:30PM – 3:30PM EST

Auditorium

Improving Wound Outcomes Without Antibiotics: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

David Russell, MD, FRCS(Ed)

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.

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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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

Auditorium

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

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA

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.

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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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

Auditorium

Understanding Soft Tissue Necrotizing Infections: From Epidermis to Fascia

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Luis G. Fernández, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCC

Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive and require immediate treatment, although they are not always clinically apparent in early stages.

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.

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5:30PM – 6:30PM EST

Auditorium

Diabetic Wounds with Osteomyelitis – Can I Treat with Oral Antibiotics?

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Barbara Aung, DPM, DABPM, CWS, CPMA, CSFAC

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.

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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