This information-packed, one-day seminar provides participants current up-to-date information regarding recognition, assessment, and treatment of lower extremity and foot wounds from common etiologies such as arterial and venous insufficiency, diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers, and lymphedema.
Content includes information on how the disease state of diabetes impacts all wound etiologies. The skills lab portion of the course provides attendees with hands-on training in Doppler screening, sensory testing, and other tests and measures commonly used for lower extremity and foot examinations. In addition, a compression skills lab for kinesthetic learning of multi-layer compression wrap application for treatment of venous insufficiency wounds will be offered. This is a basic to intermediate level course.
The American Board of Wound Management elected Gayle C. Lindsey, PT, MBA, MHSM, CWS®, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Burleson, TX as President at the November 9, 2018, Board of Directors meeting. When asked about being elected president, Lindsey said, “I am grateful for this opportunity to lead the ABWM over the next two years! I look forward to hearing ideas from our diplomates on how we can improve the value delivery of our certifications. I am also excited about improving our interactions with our diplomates and mining their input and ideas on advancing the ABWM recognition with clinicians, patients, and the general public. Healthcare is in an exciting time, and we have an ideal opportunity to focus on the importance of wound management and the benefits of clinician specialty certification in the care of our patients.”
The purpose of the American Board of Wound Management is to establish and administer a certification process to elevate the standard of care across the continuum of wound management. The ABWM is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach in promoting prevention, care and treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The ABWM currently offers the Certified Wound Care Associate® (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®), and Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP®) credentials.
For more information on the American Board of Wound Management, the Certified Wound Care Associate®, Certified Wound Specialist®, or the Certified Wound Specialist Physician® credentials please visit www.abwmcertified.org
Knowledge credit: American Board of Wound Management
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