Practical Wound Care for the Attending Physician in Long Term Care
Type: Mainpro+ Workshops (Mainpro-C)
Friday May 11 9:00am to 12:00pm Location: Room 102 Credits: 9 Mainpro+ Price: $275+HST
Chronic wounds are a common problem for patients who reside in nursing homes. Pressure ulcers affect about 3% of al nursing home residents in Ontario and 3% across Canada. These ulcers have a significant negative impact on a patient’s quality of life, and they are at a higher risk of death. The ulcers are also costly to treat. For these reasons, they must be a priority for all Primary care providers working in Long Term Care. This course is a practical overview of the principles of wound assessment and treatment including topical treatments (dressings). Participants are encouraged to bring photos and or questions regarding their own challenging patients with ulcers for discussion during the workshop.
Perform a competent bedside physical examination for objective wound assessment.
Diagnose systemic & local causes of a wound.
Understand when and how to perform conservative sharp debridement.
Formulate an interprofessional treatment plan for a patient with an ulcer.