Evidence Based Edema, Skin and Wound Care – Virtual
February 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm PST
Registration closes on February 19, 2021 at 5:00pm –
Cost – $60/attendee – This will be billed/coded to your therapy department directly, Please make sure to obtain pre approval from your ED.
Course attendee information will be sent after the course closes and registration is verified.
This course is intended for PT, PTA only – Earn 6.0/.60 CEUs/CCUs
CEUS to be obtained: CA, WA, SC, TX, AZ, UT, CO, ID, IA, WI, NE, GA, KS
Please note: CE approval and credits for this course will only be provided for PT, PTA Attendees must sign in at beginning of course and out at end of course and attend entire length of course to receive credit. Partial credit is not available.
As a large percentage of our population ages, coupled with an increase in comorbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular complications, it is logical to estimate that the number of chronic wounds will continue to accelerate. Therefore, knowledge and implementation of evidence-based wound care is critical to improving the outcomes for this population. Not only is it vital to provide the best quality of care for the patient, it is also critical for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies.
This one-day workshop will provide you with the knowledge base and tools to provide advanced, up to date wound assessment. It will equip you with clinical skills important for the wound care professional in multiple environments. In addition to improving your knowledge base for clinical wound care and efficient treatment strategies, you will also be able to identify different types of compression wraps, advanced wound dressings, debridement techniques, and the importance of Arterial Brachial Index (ABI). This workshop will also help guide you in identification of wound etiologies, tissue composition, debridement techniques, and practical strategies for implementation in the clinical setting. Participants will learn how to incorporate evidence-based assessments into a plan of care and establish appropriate and measurable goals to track progression of wounds, as well as prevention of new wounds.
Instructor: Dana Davis, PT, DPT, CWS
Course Outline and Instructor BIO
Function and Anatomy of Skin and Wound Healing Process
» Layers of the skin, primary function, and impact when compromised
» Cellular and matrix components of wound healing
» DIMES principle: understanding acute vs. chronic wound healing
» Bacterial burden and biofilm development
ABI and Impact of Vascular and Lymphatic System on Wound Healing » Vascular system physiology and impairments
» Vascular disease classification system
» Clinical assessment and common vascular interventions
» Lymphatic system physiology and impact of impairments
» Differentiation and assessment of edema
» Common modalities used and proper compression application
» Single layer and multilayer compression wraps
Incorporating Assessment and Measurable Goals into Plan of Care » Specific keys to documentation and assessment of wounds
» Photograph documentation and measurement of wounds
» Tissue specific assessment of the wound and peri wound
» Wound specific grade/staging systems
» Outcome measures for improved reimbursement
» Establishing goals and plan of care
Differentiation of Pressure Ulcers (PU) and Deep Tissue Injuries (DTI) » Definition of pressure ulcer and contributing factors
» Identification of landmarks and bony prominences
» Pressure relief techniques
» Clinical assessment and documentation of pressure ulcers
» Deep tissue injury
Effective Intervention Strategies
» Debridement techniques using a variety of modalities
» Use of topical wound cleansers and antiseptics
» Alternative therapeutic modalities
» Clinical decision making on choice of wound dressing
» Exercise, mobility and ROM assessment for the chronic wound patient
» Debridement techniques, use and application of advanced wound dressing
Common Vascular Interventions, Routine Testing, and the Impact of Chronic Wounds
» Vascular surgical interventions including venous ablations, arterial stenting
» Xray & MRIs: assessment for osteomyelitis, gaseous gangrene, abscess, etc.
» Skin grafting and skin flap procedures
» Wound cultures & biopsies
Documentation and Patient/Caregiver Education and the Importance of Interdisciplinary Communication
» Skilled need and medical necessity
» Qualification for lymphatic pump systems & compression garments
» Ideal communication among therapy disciplines, nurses, and physicians
» Important patient discussions to improve outcomes
Presented by Dana Davis PT, DPT, CWS
Dana Davis, PT, DPT, CWS is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified wound specialist with clinical experience focused on wound care and edema management. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, complex care, home health, and outpatient wound therapy. Dana has a passion for wound care education and experience in presenting it to therapy staff. She has remained an active professional student educator and continues to provide and improve the knowledge base in wound therapy for students and therapists. Dana has developed and improved education and access to wound care information
in her hospital setting to improve quality of care for her patient population. She is a vocal advocate for improving education and standards of care across disciplines for the chronic wound patient population. Dana graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is a member and board-certified specialist through American Board of Wound Management (ABWM).