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Chronic Wound Care Clinical Lab: A Hands-On Approach to Ensure Progressive Wound Healing

When you’ve tried everything in your arsenal and the patient’s chronic wound persists - a specialized approach is needed. In this hands-on clinical lab, learn by practice how to address chronic wounds by applying advanced healing strategies. Join Dr. Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS®, as we address and eliminate the concerns that compression dressings often raise, become confident in Doppler use, ABIs, and wrapping techniques. By the end of the day, you will have a new confidence and abilities to embark on evidence-based practice techniques to heal the tough wounds, prevent amputation, and improve quality of life. Join us for this interactive learning experience!
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Faculty:
Cheryl Aaron
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 20, 2016

Description

  • Break the cycle of chronic wound degradation
  • Apply evidence-based strategies based on wound types and comorbidities
  • Applying the ABI: How much pressure can be tolerated to get the best results?
  • Key elements of the 4 layer wrap and toe wrap application demonstrated

When you’ve tried everything in your arsenal and the patient’s chronic wound persists - a specialized approach is needed. In this hands-on clinical lab, learn by practice how to address chronic wounds by applying advanced healing strategies. Join Dr. Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS®, as we address and eliminate the concerns that compression dressings often raise, become confident in Doppler use, ABIs, and wrapping techniques. By the end of the day, you will have a new confidence and abilities to embark on evidence-based practice techniques to heal the tough wounds, prevent amputation, and improve quality of life. Join us for this interactive learning experience!

 

 

Handouts

Outline

The Chronic Wound

  • What’s wrong? Identify causes of delayed healing
  • How to jumpstart the healing cascade: strategies for success
  • Nutrition’s role in healing chronic wounds
  • Optimize healing; proper wound cleansing, managing bioburden, debridement types

Pressure Ulcers

  • Pathophysiology and development of pressure ulcers
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic factors
  • NPUAP staging system
  • Risk assessment
  • Support surfaces, positioning, pressure mapping and diagnostic ultrasound

Arterial Disease and Ulcers

  • Diagnostic signs and symptoms
  • Characteristics of arterial wounds
  • 6 Ps of arterial occlusion
  • Diagnostic tests; TCPO2, Laser Doppler,
  • Duplex Scan, LEA
  • Other causes of tissue ischemia
  • Minimally invasive treatments and surgical options

Diabetes and Neuropathic Ulcers

  • Comorbidities and their effects on diabetic wound healing
  • Causes of foot ulcerations
  • Assessments for loss of protective sensation
  • Characteristics of diabetic ulcers
  • How to optimize healing in DFUs
  • Total contact casts and offloading

Venous Disease and Ulcerations

  • Diagnostic signs and symptoms
  • Characteristics of venous ulcerations
  • Diagnostic tests
  • CEAP classification of chronic venous insufficiency
  • Compression types
  • Know how to accurately perform ABIs

Lymphatic system

  • Anatomy of the lymphatic system
  • What is lymphedema
  • Staging
  • Treatment

Lipedema

  • What is it?
  • Characteristics, onset and differential diagnosis
  • Other often missed causes of lower extremity edema

 

 

Faculty

Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS® Related seminars and products: 1


Dr. Cheryl Aaron has over 36 years of hands-on wound care experience in multiple clinical settings including private practice, acute, sub-acute, SNF, outpatient, and homecare venues. She is presently the owner of Advanced Wound Care Consultants, providing consultation, teaching, program development, survey readiness, and clinical competencies to the multidisciplinary wound care teams of Homecare agencies, Hospitals, Nursing and Physical Therapy Schools and other organizations, both locally and nationally. Dr Aaron is known for her lively, passionate delivery of her presentations with the latest evidence-based research and clinical guidelines. As a doctoral prepared Physical Therapist and nationally board Certified Wound Specialist® with the American Academy of Wound Management, she has a wealth of educational and work-related experience to draw from. Expect to take away valuable insight and information to optimize your clinical outcomes.

 

Disclosures:

Financial: Cheryl Aaron is the owner of Advanced Wound Care Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cheryl Aaron has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.