This session is a half-day seminar on wound care in the post-acute care continuum. Experts in wound care will present a complete range of topics in wound care with attention to the clinical importance of the anatomy of the skin in understanding wound care principles; a review of multiple types of wounds that the clinician will encounter (pressure, venous stasis, diabetic neuropathic, arterial, skin tears, traumatic, infectious, surgical and atypical): their identification, treatment and prevention; a review of wound care dressings, procedures, and therapies including nutritional aspects of care; and an overview of quality measures, improvement processes, documentation and how that relates to medical-legal aspects of the care of wounds.
By the end of the session, the participant will have gained an appreciation of the scope of the wound care specialty.
Discuss the anatomy of the skin organ and how that knowledge can lead to appropriate diagnosis and care of the patient with their wound(s).
Develop a treatment plan of care for a specific wound type based on current scientific knowledge.
Review the care of wounds including prevention, dressings, procedures and interventions.
Describe the components of a wound care program including risk management, coding & billing.
MD, MBA, FACP, CMD,
Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MD, CMD, HMDC,
Chief Medical Officer,
Mariner Health Care