Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers
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2 day course
Course Code: NUR-CPD-WM-
Delivery Format: In-Class
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This interactive two day course provides Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses with the most up-to-date practices in wound management, focusing on the management of lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The course – equips NPs and APNs with the knowledge and skill to effectively assess, diagnose and manage lower extremity wounds. Interactive simulation lab sessions will focus on physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, selection and use of wound treatments; and advanced wound management techniques.
By the end of this course the learner will be able to:
- Recall the normal physiological process of wound healing.
- Explain the pathophysiological mechanisms for wound development in persons with lower extremity ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.
- Discuss the bio-psycho-social and environmental factors that may impair the wound healing process.
- Use clinical diagnostic reasoning to rule disease processes in and out.
- Perform a physical examination of persons with wounds; including an ankle brachial index to evaluate vascular status in the lower limb.
- Apply best practices to order and/or implement a plan of care for the patient including review of the Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
- Identify health care team members to build a local community of practice.
What past participants have said about this course:
“Instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It has enhanced my knowledge of management of diabetic wounds.”
“So interesting, 2 days is not enough!”
“Thank you so much! Lots of excellent practical and quality/evidence based information.”
“Value added, excellent opportunity to update knowledge and skills. Great group of nurses and generous facilitators. Wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other nurses across the province!”
Time Content Faculty 8:30 Welcome and Introductions Quiz – Test Your Knowledge Laura Teague 8:45
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Leg Ulcers
Laura Teague 9:45
10:00 Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Leg Ulcers
Laura Teague 11:30 Ankle Brachial Pressure Index Lab Ann-Marie McLaren
12:30 Lunch 13:00 Compression Bandaging and Wound Care Products Vendors
15:00 Break 15:15 Prescribing & Use of Other Compression Technologies Laura Teague 16:15 Case Based Applications Laura Teague
16:45 Summary and Quiz Review
Close of Day 1
Time Content Faculty 8:45 Quiz – Test Your Knowledge
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
10:30 Break 10:45 Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (continued) Laura Teague
11:45 Lunch 12:15 Application of Essential Skills in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Laura Teague
14:15 Break 14:30 Contextualizing Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care to Patients and the Health Care Setting
Case Based Studies
15:30 Summary, Quiz Review, Close of Day 2 and Evaluation Ann-Marie McLaren
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Health Sciences Building
University of Toronto
155 College Street
Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )
Ann-Marie McLaren DCh, MClSc Wound Healing
Clinical Coordinator-Foot and Ankle Wound Chiropodist, Unity Health, St. Michael’s
Lecturer, Western University, Health Sciences, Graduate Program, Master in Wound Healing
Clinical Adjunct Professor, Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network
Co-Investigator for Diabetes Action Canada for Goal Group, Foot Care and Prevention of Lower Extremity Amputations
Ann-Marie is a registered chiropodist who graduated from the Michener Institute Chiropody Program. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Sunderland in England and her Master’s of Clinical Science Degree in Wound Healing from the University of Western Ontario. Ann-Marie has over 25 years of experience, working in both hospitals and private practice based settings managing foot related complications. She is currently a member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Interdisciplinary Wound Care Team, specializing in the high risk foot, limb salvage and advanced wound care.
Ann-Marie enjoys teaching health care professionals from all disciplines and actively teaches Master’s students from University of Western Ontario, chiropody students from Michener Institute Chiropody Program and medical fellows from University of Toronto. Ann-Marie participates in clinical research with published papers and international presentations. She is professionally active on many committees, part of the editorial board for Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal and is currently an active member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
Laura Teague MN, NP-Adult, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner and Academic Clinical Program Lead, Wound Care
Sinai Health System
Co-Chair of Health Quality Ontario Wound Care Standards for Leg Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Laura is a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical and Academic lead for wound care at the Sinai Health System in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Diploma and Doctor of Philosophy. From 1987 to 2016, Laura worked in various clinical and leadership positions as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner – wound care at an academic hospital in Toronto. She has been directly involved with the development of best practice guidelines through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Laura has provided continuous leadership through the development of the Ontario Wound Care Interest Group as the founding president and ongoing membership on the executive. Her PhD research involved a cohort study of spinal cord injured persons who have undergone surgical closure for pressure injuries. This funded study examined cost, health care utilization and predictors of complications in this population. Laura served as co-chair for, Health Quality Ontario Standard development for four types of wounds. Laura received the Wightman-Berris Academy Individual Teaching Excellence Award in the Health Profession Programs category for 2020-2021. She has is the current chair of the research committee for the newly formed Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and serves on the board of directors for the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel.
Early Bird (until January 10, 2023) $620+ HST Regular price (starts January 11, 2023) $690 + HST U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $585 + HST U of T Nursing Faculty (incl. Adjunct) save 15% $585 + HST NPAO Members save 15% $585 + HST Site Groups of three or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers
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