UWCNE Conference 2019: Wound Care Update

14.5 CNE contact hours

Date / Time

Nov 14, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019


Location (map below)

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Wound management is a dynamic and evolving area of practice in health care today. Wounds present complex challenges and pivotal opportunities for multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and improve the health status of patients. This conference addresses current scientific, clinical and professional practice issues across care settings related to acute and chronic wounds, including evidence-based and multidisciplinary strategies for assessing and intervening to achieve successful outcomes. Speakers will assume that participants have a basic understanding of wound management principles. Presentations will update the professional with recent changes to practice. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion and case studies.

This conference is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation and transitional care.

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

Day 1 -

  1. Apply techniques of biofilm-based wound care to stimulate healing of chronic wounds.
  2. Correctly utilize advanced wound healing treatments to stimulate healing of chronic wounds.
  3. Define Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Ultra Sound therapy in wound healing and effect on microenvironment.
  4. Engage health care practitioners in the human side of providing care.
  5. Discuss current medical management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.

Day 2 -

  1. Recognize how pressure ulcers are evaluated for surgical reconstruction.
  2. Describe how they might use a framework to approach the initial evaluation of atypical wounds, and discuss management considerations for certain atypical wounds.
  3. Describe common rashes seen in patients with chronic wounds.
  4. Evaluate and treat complex wound complications resulting from colorectal surgery.
  5. Discuss pouching and skin care strategies for patients with complex wounds in conjunction with challenging ostomy appliance needs.
  6. Describe the types of wounds in this population.

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