Wound Care Resources, Inc.
180 Cherry Street  
Williams Bay, WI 53191-9704

Phone: 262-245-6712
Email: woundseminars@sbcglobal.net
School year office hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Central Standard Time

 


Speaker: Jeffrey A. Feedar PT, CWS®

Intermediate and Advanced Level Courses For Physical and Occupational Therapists, Therapist Assistants, Nurses, Physicians, Facility Administrators and Other Professionals involved in wound care.

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ONLY $399! Early Bird Registration thirty days before seminar. $449 thereafter

*** BEST VALUE per CEU in The USA for NATIONAL SPEAKER

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING ™

ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™

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Phone: 262-245-6712
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CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING ™

ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™
Seminar History & Highlights

  • Created in 1982, renamed in 1990, trademarked and copyrighted in 1994.
  • Presented in 49 states & 29 countries. Over 80,000 clinicians have attended.
  • Hosted by more than 1,800 universities, colleges, & practice sites, including the United States Air Force & Veterans Administration.
  • Seminar promotes understanding of objective physiology & de-emphasizes product & technology promotion/use.
  • Presenter makes you analyze and work to synthesize material.
  • Seminar not recommended for anyone who is looking to be told "what to do/how to treat".
  • Seminar is recommended for those who want to "make a difference" in healing wounds.
  • Taught by the same instructor, Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS® for 35 years.
  • The 2003 Seminar was endorsed by The Institute for the Advancement of Wound Management (IAWM), formerly a subsidiary of the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM), as an appropriate educational program to assist health care professionals in preparing to take the 2003 Certified Wound Specialist® examination
  • Healing principles taught used by world-class athletes and clinicians.

This intermediate level seminar will present the wound-healing model and discuss: physiologic mechanisms of wound healing, evaluation, clinical decision-making and treatment. Participants will gain proficiency and be able to implement treatment plans after completing this seminar. Topics include, but are not limited to: the wound healing model, factors complicating repair, wound and vascular exams, wound micro-environment, debridement, dressings, infection control, treatment of wounds secondary to: venous and arterial insufficiency, pressure, insensitivity, ultraviolet, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, total contact casting, whirlpool, intermittent compression, and case histories. Here are a few of the many objectives achieved by attending the wound conference CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™. At the conclusion of this wound healing meeting, the participant will be able to....

  • Understand the biology of wound repair
  • Describe in clinical terms necrotic tissue, granulation tissue, re-epithelialization, contraction and remodeling processes
  • Gain base of knowledge of the wound healing model and apply this knowledge in the clinical decision making process
  • Identify common factors and conditions which complicates wound repair
  • Correlate previously learned knowledge of the normal wound healing model with knowledge of common factors which complicate wound repair
  • Objectify wound data
  • Discuss the etiology and pathology of venous & arterial insufficiency, diabetic neuropathy, and more...
  • Discuss the rationale for selecting treatments for these pathologies
  • Identify the true etiology of pressure ulcers and explain why the four stages of pressure ulcers and associated clinical characteristics described in the literature is misleading
  • Identify Biological effects of modalities
  • Identify appropriate treatment parameters,
  • and much, much more ...

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™
15.5 to 18.6 CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU's)
Speaker: Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®

Alaska
CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ meets the criteria for approval of 15.5 CEU’s: (Continuing Education Units) established by Section 12 AAC 54.420. APPROVED PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSES AND ACTIVITIES. (a) The following continuing education activities are approved for continuing education credit if they meet the requirements of courses recognized by (D) other state physical therapy associations; or (E) other state physical therapy licensing boards. To be accepted by the board, a continuing education course or activity must contribute directly to the professional competency of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant and must be directly related to the skills and knowledge required to implement the principles and methods of physical therapy, as that term is defined in AS 08.84.190. Authority: AS 08.84.010 AS 08.84.100 http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pub/PT-OTStatutes.pdf

Arizona
The Arizona Physical Therapy Association has approved CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ for 15.25 CONTACT HOURS/ CEU’s 1.525. Course # 15-0306

Nevada
CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 Renewal Units and 1.7 Total Units of continuing education on June 18, 2015. Expires on 7-31-2017

Oregon
CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ qualifies for 15.5 CEU’s: (Continuing Education Units) in Oregon because: 1.) The seminar relates to the direct delivery of PT services and a completion certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the seminar, 2.) The seminar also qualifies for CE in Oregon because the seminar is approved by another state or recognized organization (i.e., OPTA, APTA) and therefore automatically qualifies for CE in Oregon. All attendees will be provided with an outline and/or syllabus of the seminar in case the licensee is audited by the Board. For questions or more specific information on CE approval in Oregon, please contact the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board at 971.673.0200 or visit their website at www.ptboard.state.or.us to view the Oregon Administrative Rules (division 35).

Washington
The Washington State Board of Physical Therapy has determined that CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING meets the requirement for the educational component of the wound care requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants upon completion of the seminar.

West Virginia
This is a Continuing Education Offering for Registered Professional Nurses in West Virginia approved for 2016 by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WVBRN) for 16 Contact Hours (CHR's) or 15.6 Continuing education units (CEU's). WVBRN provider registration number WV2001-0377RN.

Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association has approved CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ for 15.5 CEU contact hours. WPTA Course # 15522. Approval runs from 6-21-2014 to 6-20-2015.

SEMINAR AGENDA DAY ONE CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™

7:35 - 7:55

Registration

7:55 - 8:00

Welcome

8:00 -9:30

The Wound Healing Model

9:30 -10:30

Factors Complicating Repair

10:30 - 10:45

BREAK

10:45 - 12:00

Wound and Vascular Exams, Part1

12:00 -1:00

LUNCH

1:00 - 2:00

Wound and Vascular Exams, Part 2

2:00 - 3:00

Wound Environment: Debridement and Guidelines for Product Use

3:00 - 3:15

BREAK

3:15 - 6:15

Wound Environment: Dressings and Guidelines for Product Use

6:15 -6:30

OPTIONAL Questions and Discussion

6:30

ADJOURN FOR DAY ONE

SEMINAR AGENDA DAY TWO CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™

7:45-9:15

Treatment of Wounds Secondary to Vascular Insufficiency

9:15 - 10:00

Treatment of Wounds Secondary to Pressure and Insensitivity, Part 1

10:00 - 10:15

BREAK

10:15 - 12:00

Treatment of Wounds Secondary to Pressure and Insensitivity, Part 2

12:00 - 12:30

LUNCH

12:30 - 3:00

Ultraviolet, Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation for Tissue Repair (ESTR), Parts 1 & 2

3:00 - 3:45

Clinical Applications of Modalities, Procedures and Supplies

3:45

SEMINAR CONCLUSION 15.5 CEU CONTACT HOURS UPON COMPLETION

Cost: $399 Early Bird Registration thirty days before seminar. $449 thereafter
Completion of this course is a mandatory prerequisite to ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™.


ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™

The physiologic events and Rx principles presented in CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ will be expanded and new material presented. Normal and pathological wound healing mechanisms will be presented and the depth of discussion broadened. Clinicians will write wound evaluations in the "soap" note format, which will be reviewed by the instructor. Additional wound diagnoses and treatment options will be presented. Topics include, but are not limited to: cellular physiology, clinical wound healing, documentation, evaluation, goal writing, reimbursement, Rx of wounds due to burns, diabetes, pressure, arterial and venous insufficiency, the use of hyperbaric oxygen, electrical stimulation, pulsed electromagnetic fields, diathermy, and ultrasound. Here are just a few of the many objectives achieved by attending the wound conference ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™. At the conclusion of this wound healing meeting, the participant will be able to...

  • Formulate a reasonable POC timeframe for healing any given patient.
  • Adjust the time frame for healing based on the critical pathway and the patient’s comorbidities.
  • Describe some important structures and functions of the immunological system as it relates to wound healing.
  • Provide rationale for Rx’s based on the wound phase and specific wound characteristics.
  • Understand the synthesis, structure and function of collagen as it relates to dermal wound repair.
  • Identify important purposes of the extracellular matrix & base all treatment plans on the physiological functions and purpose of the extracellular matrix.
  • Select modalities based on physiologic (wound healing model) principles.
  • Discuss intelligently, the reasons for choosing one modality vs. another for dermal wound repair.
  • and much, much more ...

ADVANCED WOUND HEALING
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU's)
Speaker: Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®


CEU's will be applied for. Allied Health Care Professionals seeking CME's/CEU's should contact our office for additional information.


SEMINAR AGENDA DAY ONE (Exact times will vary)

7:45 - 8:15

Registration

8:15 - 8:20

Welcome

8:20 -10:30

Critical Pathways to Healing, Wound Evaluation & Seminar Pretest

10:30 - 10:45

BREAK

10:45 - 12:00

Physiology & Anatomy Pertinent to Wound Healing & Discussions

12:00 -1:00

LUNCH

1:00 - 3:00

Physiology & Anatomy Pertinent to Wound Healing & Discussions, Continued

3:00 - 3:15

BREAK

3:15 - 4:15

Pathophysiology & Clinical Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes, Burns, Arterial & Venous Insufficiency & Ischemia

4:15 - 5:00

Documentation and the essentials of SOAP Notes for Patient Healing, Success and Reimbursement. What is the Patient's History?

5:00

ADJOURN

SEMINAR AGENDA DAY TWO (Exact times will vary)

8:00 - 9:30

Informed Decision Making & Practitioner Responsibility, The Wound Healing Model

9:30 - 10:30

Traditional Modalities & Procedures: Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Ultraviolet, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields

10:30 - 10:45

BREAK

10:45 - 12:00

Traditional Modalities & Procedures Continued

12:00 - 12:30 or 1:00

LUNCH check with Instructor

12:30 - 2:00

Traditional Modalities & Procedures Continued

2:00 - 2:30

Introduction to Alternative Therapies, Energy Flow, Mental Imagery

2:30 or 3:00 pm

SEMINAR CONCLUSION depending on lunch time

Cost: $399 Early Bird Registration thirty days before seminar. $449 thereafter
Mandatory prerequisite is completion of CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™


International Seminars
COSPONSORSHIPS IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE WELCOMED!

Please contact the speaker, Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®, for additional information. woundseminars@sbcglobal.net


Speaker: Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®
Annotated Biography

Mr. Feedar is a Physical Therapist and Certified Wound Specialist who has lectured extensively over the past 35 years on current concepts in chronic and acute wound care to Physical Therapists and allied health professionals nationwide and internationally. Over 80,000 clinicians in 49 states & 29 countries have attended his programs.

He has authored several articles and abstracts on wound healing and is co-editor of the textbook entitled Wound Healing: Alternatives in Management, 2nd Edition, October 1994, published by FA Davis Co., Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, he is the issue editor of Pressure Sores published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, June 1994, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD and editor and author of A Color Guide to The Wound Healing Model October 1994, published by Wound Care Resources, Inc., Williams Bay, WI.

Mr. Feedar has also been consulted on wound healing practices by the training staff of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. Since 1983, Mr. Feedar has conducted two controlled clinical research studies on the effects of pulsed currents on wound repair. Publications of the results of the first study appeared in April 1988, in Physical Therapy. As a result of this clinical research and subsequent publication, Mr. Feedar's research partner was awarded the Chattanooga Research Award by the APTA for the "best article on clinical research" published in Physical Therapy in 1988. The second study was also published in Physical Therapy in September 1991. Mr. Feedar's studies are often quoted and were referenced by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in the Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of Pressure Sores, and cited by members of the American Physical Therapy Association as referenced material when addressing HCFA/Medicare to support the effectiveness of using Electrical Simulation in the treatment of dermal ulcers.

Additionally, his dialogue and presentations to the Wisconsin Medical Advisory Committee caused a reversal in the denial of Medicaid payment made to Physical Therapists using Electrical Stimulation to treat wounds. Mr. Feedar's interests also include studying wound microbiology under synthetic dressings, and clinically assessing responses in the wound micro-environment to topical agents and various wound care products.

The 2003 Seminar was endorsed by The Institute for the Advancement of Wound Management (IAWM), formerly a subsidiary of the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM), as an appropriate educational program to assist health care professionals in preparing to take the 2003 Certified Wound Specialist® examination. Also in 2003, The United States Navy requested Mr. Feedar train deployable hospital staff assigned to the US Naval Ship Mercy in preparation for continued world events. He continues to be invited world-wide to speak on wound healing.



Consultations at your facility, hospital, practice or university are available. Consultation services range from practice considerations in evaluating and treating patients, procuring appropriate equipment and supplies, documentation and marketing.

Call 262-245-6712 for information or Email woundseminars@sbcglobal.net


 

By Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®, Director
Wound Care Resources, Inc.

1. Irrigating a wound is always appropriate. (MYTH!)

2. Wounds need to be irrigated at dressing changes. (MYTH!)

3. Necrotic tissue is nature’s natural dressing. (MYTH!)

4. Heel ulcers with dry eschar need not be debrided. (MYTH!)

5. It is ok to make a wound bleed. (MYTH!)

6. The best way to prevent an infection in an open wound is to use an antimicrobial topical agent. (MYTH!)

7. Exogenous enzymes should be used to open wounds even when dominated by fibroblasts. (MYTH!)

8. The staging system used to describe pressure ulcers is accurate, objective and should still be used. (MYTH!)

9. People should be kept off their pressure ulcers. (MYTH!)

10. The dead space in a wound always needs to be taken up by a dressing. (MYTH!)

11. Pressure to the floor of an ulcer helps it to granulate. (MYTH!)

12. Routine swab cultures should be taken at initial evaluation. (MYTH!)

13. At the first sign of an infection antibiotics should be taken. (MYTH!)

14. All pressure relieving devices work. (MYTH!)

15. Effective wound healing protocols can be written. (MYTH!)

16. Specialty beds are required when a person has multiple ulcers. (MYTH!)

17. Whirlpools help heal granulating ulcers. (MYTH!)

18. Whirlpools are appropriate for treating a person with venous insufficiency. (MYTH!)

19. Necrosing wounds should be left to autolytically debride or auto amputate. (MYTH!)

20. Reimbursement guidelines for wound treatments are appropriate. (MYTH!)

21. Grafting / flapping over small healthy granulating wounds is cost effective and appropriate. (MYTH!)

22. Reimbursement guidelines are non-discriminatory against the person suffering from a pressure ulcer. (MYTH!)

23. We can't afford appropriate pressure relieving devices in our facility. (MYTH!)

24. Doctor's don't listen to my suggestions regarding wound care. (MYTH!)

25. Wound care is difficult. (MYTH!)

26. Patients are non-compliant. (MYTH!)

27. Behavioral changes are easy to make. (MYTH!)

28. Food and nutritional intake have little to do with wound healing. (MYTH!)

29. Calluses on diabetic feet are only caused by abnormal weight bearing. (MYTH!)

30. Diabetics should never go barefoot. (MYTH!)

31. Studying diseases and developing medicines to combat diseases is the best way to gain health. (MYTH!)

32. Clinicians don't care about patients, that is why patients get pressure sores. (MYTH!)

33. When lymph nodes swell, it's because the person is getting sick. (MYTH!)

34. The best way to treat a granulating wound with electrical stimulation is to put the conductive dressing/material directly into the wound bed. (MYTH!)

35. It is always appropriate to conduct ultrasound directly through hydrogels into the wound bed. (MYTH!)



If you have a favorite MYTH that you would like to see dispelled, write or e-mail to:

Jeffrey A. Feedar, PT, CWS®, Director
Wound Care Resources, Inc                                                                                                                           

180 Cherry Street, Williams Bay, WI, 53191-9704
Email: woundseminars@sbcglobal.net

Convey to us in one clear sentence the wound healing MYTH and a short description why you believe it to be a MYTH. Articles for review can be mailed or emailed, but if you email it, you must "copy & paste" as we do not accept attachments. The best MYTH debunked each month will win the submitter a free book, Pressure Sores published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, June 1994, Aspen Publishers, Inc. (see: Wound Healing Books for sale). The best MYTH debunked each year will win free attendance at one of our seminars, CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™ or ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™. (See course description for agenda and cities and dates.) Attend these seminars to debunk MYTHS: and practice the art of wound healing in an objective manner based on physiology not MYTH.


 

CURRENT CONCEPTS IN WOUND HEALING™
&
ADVANCED WOUND HEALING™

Co-Sponsor a course at your facility or state chapter. These clinically oriented seminars will present The Wound Healing Model, Evaluation, Product use, Modalities, Case Histories, Goal Writing, and more!
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WOUND CARE RESOURCES, INC.
180 Cherry Street
Williams Bay, WI 53191

Phone: 262-245-6712
Email: woundseminars@sbcglobal.net
Web site: www.woundcareresources.com

 


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