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August 9, 2022

Wound Care Update 2022 | Day 1 and 2

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Image for UW Wound Update conference.FORMAT: Conference (In-person)
DATE: Thursday and Friday | November 17-18, 2022
LOCATION: UW Tower | U-District Station Light Rail
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Conference Description

Wound management is a dynamic and evolving area of practice in healthcare today. Wounds present complex challenges and pivotal opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and improve the health status of patients. This conference addresses current scientific, clinical and professional practice issues across care settings related to acute and chronic wounds including evidence-based and multidisciplinary strategies for assessing and intervening to achieve successful outcomes. Presentations will update the professional with recent changes in practice and assume a basic understanding of wound management principles. Teaching methods include lectures, discussion boards, and case studies.

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation, and transitional care. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Select the appropriate treatment to manage acute and chronic wounds in the primary, acute, and long-term care settings based on scientific and clinical evidence.
  2. Plan ostomy care based on updated clinical guidelines in the clinical settings.
  3. Discuss legal and Medicare spending for severe wound care in in-patient and skilled facilities.

Program Schedule

Thursday – November 17, 2022

7:30 am Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Overview
8:15 am A Burning Issue….Burn Assessment and Treatment Maria Paulsen, BSN, RN & Carolyn Blayney, BSN, RN
9:15 am Break
9:25 am You Have Been Subpoenaed in a Wound Lawsuit Colleen Karvonen, MN, RN, CMSRN, CWON
10:25 am Break
10:40 am Same Wounds, Different Goals: Palliative Wound Management & Pressure Injury Prevention Yi Yan, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CHPN
11:40 am Lunch Break
12:20 pm Wound Pain Management Yi Yan, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CHPN
1:20 pm Break
1:35 pm Frostbite Past and Future Barclay Stewart, MD, PhD
2:35 pm Break
2:50 pm Tips for Managing Select Ostomy Problems Nancy Unger, MN, MPH, APN-BC, RN-BC, CWON
3:50 pm Adjourn and Evaluation

Friday – November 18, 2022

7:30 am Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Overview
8:10 am Fistula Fun Friday: Techniques, Tips and Tricks  Mary Anne Obst, RN, BSN, CCRN, CWON, CWS
9:40 am Break
10:00 am Complex Wounds: Tackle Them Like Harry!  Mary Anne Obst, RN BSN CCRN CWON CWS
11:30 am Lunch Break
12:15 pm This Wound Has Got Me Stumped: Next Steps Please Molly Price, MN, ARNP, CWON
1:15 am Break
1:30 pm Moisture Associated Skin Damage Holly Vance, DNP, ARNP, AGACNP-BC, BSN, RN, CWON-AP
2:30 pm Break
2:40 pm Skin Tears: Is Your Practice Up to Date? Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON 
3:40 pm Break
3:50 pm Contamination, Colonization, or Infection? A Practical Approach to the Identification and Treatment of Wound Infections Teresa Gegax-Martinez, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, CWCN, COCN
4:50 pm Adjourn and Evaluation