Conference 2016 | Wound Care Update

Lynnwood , WA US
November 3, 2016 to November 4, 2016

Register for the UW Wound Care Update conference.

8th Annual Wound Management Conference

Thursday-Friday | November 3-4, 2016


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Who Should Attend this Conference

Nurses, nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation and transitional care.

About this Conference

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.

Conference Brochure

Brochure PDF

Learning Objectives

Day 1:

  1. Differentiate between venous, arterial, and diabetic foot ulcers.
  2. Describe assessment findings for atypical ulcers due to pathologies such as nonatherosclerotic ischemia (vasculitis, vasculopathy, etc), inflammation and carcinoma.
  3. Discuss how to choose a dressing based on wound characteristics.
  4. Examine the sale and use of street narcotics and the psychological and social effects of street drugs commonly abused in our communities.
  5. Describe typical and most severe infectious complications.
  6. Describe the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury (SCI) and what leads to increase risk for pressure injury.

Day 2:

  1. Explain the importance of and proper techniques for wound debridement.
  2. Discuss cell-tissue products and current scientific evidence that supports their use in clinical practice.
  3. Review factors that make a pressure injury “unavoidable”.
  4. Describe two types of oncology related skin damage.
  5. Identify 2 challenges to ostomy pouching.
  6. Describe the clinical presentation of common types of skin cancer.


Day 1:

  • Assessment and Management of Lower Extremity Wounds
  • Atypical Wounds: Are the Hoofbeats from Horses or Zebras?
  • The Well-Dressed Wound: The When, Where and Why of Dressing Selection
  • Street Narcotics: What Nurses Need to Know
  • Injury and Infection from Recreational Injection
  • Special Considerations for Skin Protection in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Patient

Day 2:

  • Pearls for the Efficient Wound Bed Management   
  • Cellular and Tissue Based Products in Wound Healing
  • Pressure Related Odyssey
  • Management of Oncology Related Skin Damage
  • Ostomy Challenges: Case Studies
  • Skin Cancers: Identification and Management

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Conference Materials and Information


Thursday Handouts (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Handouts 
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Thursday Evaluation (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Evaluation 


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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.10 Contact hours
Event starts: 
11/03/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/04/2016 - 4:30pm
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood , WA 98036
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.10 Contact hours
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