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Pressure Ulcer Management

This two-day workshop is designed for allied health and nursing professionals from both inpatient and community perspectives.  We will explore the foundations of wound management principles and best practices and then utilise a hands-on, workshop approach for application of knowledge.  Each member of the interdisciplinary team will learn about what their profession can contribute and gain perspective on the roles of the other team members. 

Participants will learn about wound physiology and assessment and how the dressings interact with the wound base.  They will also learn about physical forces (pressure, friction, shear) and how to assess/treat those factors that are impairing healing.  Clinicians will also have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a wound assessment lab, dressing lab, and mattress/cushion pressure mapping lab.        

Course objectives:

1)      Understand wound characteristics, physiology, and repair and apply to local wound care (dressing selection, debridement, infection).

2)      Understand physiology of tissue damage from physical forces and be able to assess and treat

3)      Understand the characteristics of therapeutic equipment (cushions, mattresses, seating systems) and apply to client care plan

4)      Understand and apply the wound management principles to bariatric client care, heel ulcers and surgical clients.


Registration: $350
Early bird registration: $300
Early bird registration deadline: August 01, 2011

*** Course Schedule Updated 01 September 2011  ***

September 24, 2011

DAY 1- Client Assessment and Management Planning

8:00-8:15 Course and Participant Introduction
8:15-10:15 Principles of Wound Healing (including intro to dressings)

10:30-12:00 Pressure Ulcer Causes and Barriers to Healing

Holistic Client Assessment

1:00-1:45 Pressure, Friction, Shear - Terminology and Therory
1:45-3:00 Sleep Surface Selection (with demo) and Positioning

Evaluation of Sitting and Sleep Surface Materials - how to match material to client

3:00-4:15 Habits, Transfers and Sitting Time
4:15-4:30 Homework Discussion

September 25, 2011

DAY 2- Wound Assessment and Management Planning

8:00-8:30 Welcome Back - Homework Case Study Discussion
8:30-9:45 Wheelchair Seating Assessment - Instructed by Ingrid Barlow

10:00-11:00 Foot Ulcer Assessment/Treatment
11:00-11:30 Pressure Ulcer Surgery and Treatment of Surgical CLients (pre and post flap)
11:30-12:00 Bariatric Clients

1:00-1:30 Pressure Mapping Research Review
1:30-2:30 Wound Photo Lab/ Pressure Mapping Lab (2 groups)
3:30-4:30 Summary: Team Work to Manage Person, Environment, Occupation  and Wound

Final Case Study as a Group


Previous Participants Feedback:

"This was an outstanding presentation"

"Very passionate and knows her stuff"

"Nicole was so awesome, energetic and enthusiastic"

"She's amazing, very passionate in her field, knows her stuff and a great presenter"

"Dynamic speaker who makes woundcare interesting!"

Mother Rosalie Health Services Centre
16930 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 4H5

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