Wound and Skin Care: Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease and Pressure Ulcers
Friday, May 23, 2013, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
The principal objective of this course is to guide the clinician in decision making, understanding, evaluating and managing wounds secondary to peripheral vascular disease and pressure. The course will discuss venous and arterial insufficiency ulcers followed by a discussion of ulcers caused by pressure. Vascular insufficiency ulcers (venous and arterial) account for the greatest number of leg ulcers and combined with pressure ulcers, represent an enormous percentage of chronic wounds. To promote wound healing it is critical for clinicians to be able to assess the wound, differentiate between these types of wounds and initiate appropriate treatment.
Presenter(s): Shirley B. Cameron, RN, MN, ARNP-C, former Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and Senior Care Coordinator, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, Tacoma WA
Contact Hours: 7.5