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Pressure Ulcer Management

Registration: $345
Early bird registration: $295
Early bird registration deadline EXTENDED: August 22, 2010

October 16, 2010

DAY 1- Client Assessment and Management Planning

8:00-8:15 Course and participant introduction
8:15-9:15 Introduction to holistic assessment: Are pressure ulcers really just pressure?
9:15-9:45 The non-compliant client
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:15 Pressure, Friction, Shear- How do they relate to tissue tolerance, and positioning?
11:15-12:00 Pressure management terminology and theories
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:30 Management strategies:
a) Sitting strategies
b) Lying strategies
c) Transfer strategies
d) Occupational assessment
Case Study

2:30-3:15 The role of Pressure Mapping: what is it actually measuring?
3:15-4:30 Management strategies Practical Lab

October 17, 2010

DAY 2- Wound Assessment and Management Planning

8:00-8:15 Welcome back
8:15-9:15 Physiology of Wound Healing- A brief overview
9:15-9:45 The role of nutrition in Wound Healing
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:15 Uncovering the mystery behind dressing selection: how do I pick what goes in?
Local wound care: Debridement, Infection, Moisture Balance
11:15-12:00 Dressing Lab and Demonstration
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:30 How do we know our treatment is working? Wound assessment, terminology and outcome measures: BWAT, PSST, PWAT (Validation, Reliability, Responsiveness)
2:30-3:15 Summary: Person, Environment, Occupation and Wound. Is it possible to manage all three?
3:15-4:30 Case studies

This two day course is designed for Allied Health Professionals to aid in the prevention, assessment and management of pressure ulcers. Utilizing a holistic framework, this course examines the multiple factors which contribute to the development and healing of pressure ulcers. An evidence based approach to assessment and treatment will be applied. Multiple case studies and clinical examples will be incorporated to aid in further developing clinical reasoning. Practical labs will be included with opportunities to clinically examine pressure redistribution devices, transfer devices, pressure mapping and wound dressings
Course objectives for Participants:

  1. Understand contributing factors to pressure ulcer development and delayed wound repair
  2. Understand pressure, friction and shear forces and be able to provide practical solutions to clients on how to reduce the effects of these forces
  3. Understand the role of offloading devices in the management of pressure ulcers i.e. seating systems, therapeutic surfaces
  4. Correlate the clinician’s knowledge  of what is best for the client and what the client knows to be best
  5. Understand the role of pressure mapping as a piece of the client assessment
  6. Understand and apply the physiology of the phases of wound healing
  7. Be able to assess a wound and select the characteristics required from the dressing you will select
  8. Utilize the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) Wound Bed Preparation Algorithm to guide assessment and management planning

Grey Nuns Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West
(3015-62 Street)
Edmonton, Alberta

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