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Advanced Wound Care Treatments for the Lower Extremity
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 15 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Develop the proper treatment protocol for the most common lower extremity wounds.
  2. Justify the importance of off-loading and demonstrate techniques to protect the wound from pressure.
  3. Explain the latest methods to reduce biofilm levels in chronic wounds.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits of advanced tissue products and discuss how to prepare the wound for application.
  5. Describe the major groups of dressings by structural characteristics and utility.
  6. Differentiate the variety of compression devices, dressings and stockings.
  7. Identify the underlying physical and biological mechanisms for stress-induced delayed wound healing.
  8. Display effective communication techniques that encourage positive change in patient behavior.

So Many Dressings, So Little Time

Dressing Fundamentals for Advanced Practice

  • Choosing the appropriate dressing based on the wounds needs
  • New versions of older products
  • Does higher cost mean better results?
  • Is silver becoming resist?

Cut It Out? - Proper Debridement and Reduction of Bioburden

  • Eschar, gangrene, fibrin, and slough – best way to treat: remove or leave alone
  • Biofilm: identify, reduce and remove
  • Surgical vs. Non-surgical ways to debride a wound
  • Infection: can we treat without antibiotics?

Common Chronic Wounds and Advanced Treatments

  • Normal wound healing pathway
  • In-depth review of the pathophysiology, appearance, location and treatments for:
    • Diabetic / Neuropathic Foot Ulcers
    • Venous Insufficiency
    • Arterial Ulcers
    • Pressure Injuries
  • Vascular Testing: Ankle-Brachial Index, Doppler – understanding the results
  • Step-by-step foot exams: Identify the high risk patient
  • Diabetic foot deformities: how to treat and protect from recurrence

Hands-On Lab

  • Review of off-loading devices:
    • Total Contact Cast
    • CamWalker vs. CroWalker
    • Diabetic shoes
    • Custom inserts

Hands-On Off-loading Workshop (secrets from Dr. Farrer’s lab)

Advanced Dressings – What Works, What Doesn’t

  • Biological and tissue grafts
  • Prepping the wound for graft placement
  • Mechanical Negative Pressure
  • Topical Oxygen

Lower Leg Edema and Compression Treatments: It’s More Than Just Compression

  • Compression pumps: what are the differences?
  • Elastic vs. inelastic dressings
  • Multi- layered compression wraps
  • Protecting the periwound and drainage control

Hands-On Lab

  • Compression workshop to practice your skills

“I’m stressing over my wound” - Understanding the Role of Stress in Delayed Wound Healing

  • Identify stress-induced factors in the wound patient
  • Clinical strategies to overcome delayed healing

The Psychology of Wound Healing

  • Making your patient part of the Wound Care Team
  • Communication techniques to encourage compliance
  • Easy strategies to promote positive change in patient behavior

Hands-On Labs

  • Application of compression dressings
  • Off-loading Techniques
  • Show and Share some of the newest dressings


M. Dolores Farrer is a surgically trained podiatrist involved in lower extremity wound care for over 23 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management for over 13 years.

For the past 8 years, Dr. Farrer has worked at the DORN VA Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina providing our nation's heroes with a comprehensive multi-specialty wound care program that has resulted in above average healing rates and decreased amputation rates. She is also Primary Investigator involved in several research projects on new technologies in wound care products.

Dr. Farrer has experience in private practice, hospital out-patient wound clinics, and nursing homes. She has spoken nationally and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience as a wound care expert in an interactive and energetic fashion that will keep you engaged. She is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and obtained her MBA in her home town of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: M. Dolores Farrer has an employment relationship with DORN VA Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: M. Dolores Farrer has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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