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Thursday, April 24
 

4:15pm

Recognizing and Treating Infections in the Acute Setting
This session will review the types of infections that occur in the acute care setting, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, clostridium difficile, fungi, and viruses. Strategies for patient evaluation, clinical diagnosis, and medical management of these infections will be presented in practical terms. 

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.50 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Arti B. Masturzo, MD, CWS, ABPM/UHM

Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospitals
avatar for Han Pham Hulen, MD

Han Pham Hulen, MD

Medical City Dallas Center for Wound Healing


Thursday April 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Friday, April 25
 

9:15am

Wound Care in Special Populations: Pediatrics and Bariatrics
This session will focus on wound management challenges when caring for pediatric and bariatric patients. Presenters will review case studies on distinct skin wound conditions for these unique patient populations. In this session, attendees will explore the underlying physiology, histology, and predisposing factors of skin problems in the pediatric and bariatric populations.

Faculty
avatar for Victoria Beall, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Victoria Beall, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Diamond Children’s at the University of Arizona Medical Center


Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

The Impact of Medical Comorbidities on Wound Healing: A Focus on Autoimmune Diseases
This session will review the link between wound healing and a number of different autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Many patients being treated for wounds are not aware that they also have an autoimmune disease or that the disease may be impacting their wound healing. Alternatively, others are aware of the diagnosis, but are not being aggressively treated for the disorder. The wounds frequently associated with these diseases and the specific physiologic and medical factors related to delayed wound healing will be discussed.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Lee Ruotsi, MD

Lee Ruotsi, MD

Catholic Health System


Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

2:15pm

Everything You Want to Know about Wound Biopsy
In this session, an approach to a wound biopsy specimen collection and its importance for various diagnostic purposes will be introduced. Discussion will include specimen collection, as well as common histologic findings associated with different types of wounds to aid in correct diagnosis and formation of an optimal treatment plan.

Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Saturday, April 26
 

10:30am

Bites and Environmental Assaults
Environmental assaults from bug and animal bites occur commonly and often vary from region to region. This session will explore animal and insect bites and how they result in skin and wound complications.

Faculty
avatar for Brian C. Machler, MD

Brian C. Machler, MD

Center for Dermatology, P.A.


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

4:45pm

Atypical Wounds: Uncommon Wound Infections
Patients may present with chronic wounds that do not respond to standard care. The failure to heal may be from atypical infections, many of which may occur after travel to tropical or third world countries. This session will review atypical wounds that result from bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections uncommonly seen in the United States.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Faculty
avatar for Brian C. Machler, MD

Brian C. Machler, MD

Center for Dermatology, P.A.
avatar for Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD

University of Miami


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
 
Sunday, April 27
 

9:15am

Palliative Wound Care: When Should the Focus Shift?
Palliative wound care is not synonymous with the abandonment of hope or treatment options or with hospice care. With the growing acceptance of treatments that do not necessarily have healing or eradication of a disease process as their end-point, palliative wound care is becoming increasingly sophisticated and consequently more effective at achieving its overarching objective of symptom control and supportive care for both the patient and their families. In fact, although most only consider palliative wound care for chronic wound patients with advanced disease or those at the end of life, the approaches recommended here apply to a relatively large population of wound patients where the focus should be shifted from healing to increased function. This session will provide an overview of the many issues relating to palliative care of chronic wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Kara Couch, NP

Kara Couch, NP

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
avatar for Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Oscar Alvarez, PhD

Calvary Hospital, Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care


Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

10:30am

Advanced Rapid-Fire Clinical Pearls
Back by popular demand, this stimulating session will be presented by a panel of interdisciplinary wound care experts from nursing, physical therapy, podiatry, medicine, and surgery. Each expert will discuss pearls from their practice aimed at broadening participants’ knowledge in the care of patients with a variety of chronic wounds.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT

Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy Program
avatar for Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN

Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic
avatar for Tania Phillips, MD

Tania Phillips, MD

Boston University School of Medicine
avatar for Lee J. Goldstein	, MD

Lee J. Goldstein , MD

University of Miami


Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center