Lower Extremity Training Camp: Wounds, Bioburden, Edema, Biomechanics, and More
○ Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
○ James McGuire, DPM, LPED
○ Lynn Peterson, RN, CWOCN
Any chronic non-healing wound on the body is evidence of failing physiology. Attend this fast-paced information-packed program to learn updated and current evidence-based information regarding the most common wound etiologies on the lower extremity with emphasis on edema manifestations and complications. Course content will introduce new and emerging concepts for assessing and treating lower extremity wounds. Topics such as the lymphedema resulting from micro and macro-lymphatic impairments and how these vascular dysfunctions set patients up for skin barrier failure will be presented. Compression interventions and challenges, biomechanical/mobility changes in the lower extremity contributing to calf-pump failure, offloading interventions along the continuum, and biofilm and infection topics will be provided. In addition, pertinent case studies demonstrating, successes, challenges, and failures of care will be included.
At the end of the program participants will be able to:
- Recognize components of the patient, skin, and wound assessments
- Verbalize lower extremity chronic wound treatment interventions that meet current standards of practice
- Discuss new and emerging concepts for lymphatic failure and resulting impairments to the skin
- Examine appropriate compression and offloading interventions and challenges
- Explore psychosocial issues that impede wound closure opportunities
- Recognize the continuum for biofilm development and infection diagnosis
- Participate in case studies related to lower extremity wounds
Approved for 4.75 CME/CECH Credit Hours
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and PRESENT e-Learning Systems.
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The NYCPM has approved this activity for a maximum of 4.75 continuing education contact hours.
AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AffinityCE designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be awarded.
AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AffinityCE is awarding a maximum of 4.75 contact hours for this activity.