Wound Care Events

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SAWC Spring Conference Site

By Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

Wound care Facebook friends from across the globe posted reports of their experiences at the Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) meeting in San Diego. Social media pronounced the meeting a huge success in hundreds of selfies, videos, and shots of the stage and the Gas Lamp district. In this month’s blog, I share my personal take on the nation’s largest wound care conference.

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medical community discussion

by Jeffrey M. Levine MD, AGSF, CWS-P

The phenomena of terminal skin injury and skin failure is fraught with challenges of terminology which is often confusing, and experts do not always agree on diagnostic criteria and classification.

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Nutrition and medicine

by Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND

The World Union Wound Healing Society (WUWHS) held their 2016 meeting in historic Florence, Italy in September. The initial meeting of the WUWHS was held in Australia in 2000 and is convened every four years. I have had the unique opportunity to present in Paris, Toronto, Yokohama and this year in Florence on the topic of nutrition and wound healing.

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World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

by Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has designated November 17, 2016 as World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day and is urging states to join the effort and raise awareness about the need to prevent pressure injuries. As of October 1st, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, and the District of Columbia have issued State Proclamations for Pressure Injury Prevention Awareness Day.

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new research in the field of lymphedema management

by Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA

At the beginning of September, I attended the National Lymphedema Network International Conference in Dallas, TX. As with most conferences it was chock-full of new research, meet-ups with former colleagues, vendors with wonderful new and upgraded products, and clinical topics to improve direct care. Continue reading for some highlights that can improve care in your wound clinic for venous disease patients, as well as lymphedema and lipedema patients. Preoperative awareness of lymphedema was also highlighted at the conference.

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Chicago, IL – May 12, 2016 – The Sixth Annual Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWH) takes place Dec. 1-3, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Attendees and faculty from around the world will come together to address the need to establish a formal wound care specialty and further wound care education.

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nurses attending a clinical conference

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

I just finished attending my first professional conference of the year. It was a combined meeting of the Wound Care Institute and the South Central Region of WOCN. Since becoming certified as a wound, ostomy and continence nurse, I have always contended that important components of professional practice include maintaining membership in your professional society as well as a commitment to lifelong learning.

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conference seats

by Aletha Tippett MD

How does one learn to care for wounds? I am a physician and a wound specialist. My medical school training included physiology of wound healing, but no practical teaching. There was nothing in residency either. Everything I know about wounds I learned from attending conferences and workshops.

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by Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

The American Professional Wound Care Association's (APWCA) annual meeting concluded in Philadelphia the last weekend in March. The meeting featured several novel ideas in wound care education. A hands-on competency session permitted attendees to place total contact casts, practice with two bedside grafting devices, assess vascular status, and become proficient in negative pressure wound therapy.

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Fairground

by Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC

My approach to long-term care education has always been to have fun and leave a lasting impression so that my audience will learn. Anyone that has been to one of my skin and wound care classes will validate this (*wink wink*).

When it comes time to prepare annual skill competencies, it is my favorite time to have a skin and wound care carnival! I would like to share a few ideas for promoting not only pressure ulcer prevention and awareness, but to check off your nursing staff on skills. It can be a challenge getting employees motivated.

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