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Thursday, April 24


Comprehensive Management of the Patient with Venous Disease
The care of patients with chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcers requires a team approach that provides both medical and surgical treatment. This session will focus on the medical management of patients with venous disease, including compression therapy to control edema, exercise to enhance calf muscle pump function, and venoactive supplements/medications to enhance venous tone, decrease inflammation, and improve fibrinolysis and blood rheology. Topical agents used to enhance healing will be discussed, as well as topical medications to treat associated skin problems, including stasis dermatitis.

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

avatar for Barbara Pieper, RN, CWOCN, CWS

Barbara Pieper, RN, CWOCN, CWS

College of Nursing, Wayne State University
avatar for Mary Sieggreen, NP

Mary Sieggreen, NP

Harper Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical Center

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


Moisture-Associated Dermatitis
Coloplast will be supporting SAWC Spring/WHS 2014 concurrent session # 13: Moisture-Associated Dermatitis.

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) describes four primary skin conditions, which can be attributed to moisture, friction, and the pathogenesis of microorganisms. The etiology of the four principle types of MASD have been well defined in the literature. These etiologies, primarily related to denudation of the epidermis and dermis as well as resulting inflammation differ from the contributing forces of pressure ulcers: pressure and shear. While different in their etiologies, these skin conditions often share the same locations on the body, and MASD predisposes the patient to the development of a pressure ulcer, through the reduction of the skin integrity and tissue tolerance. However, there remains great confusion between clinicians as to when MASD has converted to a true pressure ulcer, and more importantly when these injuries should be staged. Further, it has been stated that MASD, particularly Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD), does not develop into a full thickness injury unless accompanied by pressure or shear. This lecture will discuss a theory for IAD having a full thickness etiology in some cases, using anatomical landmarks to determine if skin injury should be considered full thickness MASD or a pressure ulcer.


Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, FNP, CWOCN, FAAN

Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program

Friday April 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center


Practical Pearls for Acute Care Practice
This lecture and case study focused presentation is designed to provide the clinician with practical information when caring for the complex acute care patient. This lecture will focus on best practices in wound bed preparation, identifying appropriate patients for the initiation of advanced therapeutics in the acute care setting, as well as a discussion on discharge planning in challenging populations. The learner will be provided a mix of evidence based recommendations and practical, clinical pearls or immediate incorporation into practice.

avatar for Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, NP, CWOCN

Ferne Alderfer, MSN, RN, NP, CWOCN

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
avatar for Jonathan Brantley, DPM

Jonathan Brantley, DPM

McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center
avatar for C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Friday April 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center


Pressure Ulcer 1: Heel Ulcers
Due to the biomechanics and its structure, the heel represents the second most common site for pressure ulcer development. Heel ulcers are costly and, if not treated promptly and properly, may lead to osteomyelitis and even limb amputation. This session will describe the most recent data on how to assess patients for risk and will provide strategies for the prevention and management of heel ulcers.

avatar for Carolyn Cuttino, RN, BS, CWOCN

Carolyn Cuttino, RN, BS, CWOCN

Carolina Wound Care
avatar for David Davidson, DPM

David Davidson, DPM

Center for Wound Care, Erie County Medical Center

Friday April 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
Saturday, April 26


Pressure Ulcer 2: Spinal Cord Injury
Pressure ulcers are a major complication of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and have a significant effect on general health and quality of life. Pressure ulcers in persons with SCI, while similar to other high-risk populations, have some important differences. Standard risk assessment may not be effective in persons with SCI and prevention efforts must be focused differently. As most pressure ulcers in persons with SCI are community acquired, prevention must be targeted on early detection, behavior change strategies, and social networks. This session will examine the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development in the patient with SCI and issues specific to this population including: recurrence, altered anatomy, risk assessment, and prevention.

avatar for Lance L. Goetz, MD

Lance L. Goetz, MD

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
avatar for Julie Hill, PT

Julie Hill, PT

Shepherd Spinal Center

Saturday April 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center
Sunday, April 27


Dermatology 1 – Assessing and Treating Rashes
Dermatitis is a common skin problem encountered in wound practice. Understanding causes and treatment are paramount. For example, topical steroids are the most prescribed topical medication for the treatment of rash, eczema, and dermatitis; however, clinicians are unsure what potency to prescribe, what vehicle works best, how long to use the therapy, and how much to dispense. There are hundreds of topical steroids and combination products available, which can be very confusing for prescribers. Furthermore, the percutaneous absorption of topical steroids may be impacted by many variables and clinicians need to choose wisely. Selection of the most effective topical corticosteroid, while minimizing patient risk and side effects, is crucial to providing standard of care.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 1.00 pharmacology hour.

avatar for Keri Chaney, MD

Keri Chaney, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
avatar for Jennifer Gloeckner Powers, MD

Jennifer Gloeckner Powers, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sunday April 27, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center


Dermatology 2: How Structures Lead to Function and Potential Dysfunction
Wound care clinicians need to understand the normal function of the skin and how it may go awry leading to vesicles, blisters, and bullae. Wound care clinicians should be able to develop differential diagnoses for patients with possible allergic hypersensitivity, autoimmune diseases, and other skin disease that may be life threatening. This session will provide a systematic approach to assessing blisters, developing a differential diagnoses, and ordering/performing the appropriate diagnostic tests.

avatar for Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP, DCNP

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Sunday April 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5 - TBA Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center