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By Shannon Solley, Assistant Editor

When it comes to wound care, many experts agree that hands-on education stands out as an effective teaching model.1,2 "Hands-on opportunities provide a rounded experience that is more meaningful and longer lasting than in a pure lecture format," says Dr. Paul Kim. These workshops present an opportunity for clinicians not only to obtain CME credits but to acquire wound management skills that can be applied to their practice tomorrow.

By Shannon Solley, Assistant Editor, WoundSource

Is there an irremovable offloading device suitable for lower extremity pressure injuries? “An irremovable heel offloading device encourages increased compliance,” says Dr. Lenz and Dr. Hussain within their poster presentation at SAWC, “Heel Offloading Posterior Splint for Treatments of Heel Ulcerations.” However, most total contact casting (TCC) proves a greater risk of injury through iatrogenic complications and possible increases in pressure. Dr. Lenz and Dr. Hussain present the use of a particular posterior splint application method that may resolve possible complications traditional splints pose.