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Clinical Skills Wound Care Workshop

M. Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS
Full Day
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You are on the front lines of providing care to patients with a variety of skin and wound conditions and play a critical role in patient outcomes. Because of that, we have developed a comprehensive one day wound care event!

The interactive presentation of proven wound care healing strategies will teach you how to address chronic wounds. Expand your understanding of the complexities facing the treatment of chronic wounds and improve your assessment skills. Dr. Farrer will cover the most common seen wound care conditions which includes staging a pressure injury, tissue types, undermining, tunneling, fissure, and surgical dehiscence. Learn how to best address bioburden, choose the best wound dressing, and when to consider tissue-based therapies.

Using wound care teaching models, interactive case studies, and skill labs, wound care expert, Dr. Dolores Farrer, will teach you proper wound assessment techniques. The hands-on clinical lab adds a component to learning that will enhance your retention of skills and techniques covered. Practice identification, measurement, and the applications of various products on real case scenarios.

Your practice will be elevated as you incorporate the current best practice standards into patient care. Join us for this interactive learning experience!


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.



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M. Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS, 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, SC 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, LA.


Speaker Disclosures:

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

Non-financial: M. Dolores Farrer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.  

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Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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  1. Distinguish between different tissue types found in chronic wounds.
  2. Determine the wound etiology to contribute to the treatment plan.
  3. Differentiate between acceptable terminology to document peri-wound status.
  4. Demonstrate accurate measurement and documentation of wounds, tunneling and undermining.
  5. Analyze the various dressing types to include indications for use, necessary precautions and possible contraindications.
  6. Develop an appropriate dressing/treatment protocol for a wound based upon presentations.


Wound Bed Tissue Types: Presentation & Treatment
  • Epithelial Tissue
  • Granulation Tissue
    • Healthy Granulation
    • Hypergranulation
  • Fibrin
    • Scaffolding for granulation
    • Characteristics of presentation
  • Necrotic – When to remove, when to leave alone
    • Slough - Devitalized
    • Eschar - Devitalized
    • Dry Gangrene - Necrosis
Wound Margin Issues and Strategies
  • Epiboly – Rolled Edges
  • Hyperkeratotic – Dry, Calloused Edges
  • Epithelialization
  • Peri-Wound Issues
    • Macerated
    • Desiccated
    • Erythema
    • Indurated
    • Atrophic/Fibrotic
HANDS-ON CLINICAL SKILL: Using the latest in wound care model technology, participate in skill-based exercises in:
  • Wound staging
  • Tissue type identification
  • Proper measuring techniques
  • Tunneling/Undermining
  • Taking pictures
Characteristics of Common Wounds
  • Phases of Healing
  • Etiology, Appearance, Location, Exudates of:
    • Arterial Insufficiency
    • Venous Insufficiency
    • Diabetic/Neuropathic
    • Pressure Injury
    • Skin Tears

HANDS-ON CLINICAL SKILL: Application of football dressing and other off-loading techniques

Wound Care Products

  • Hydrogel, Hydrocolloid, Collagen
  • Calcium Alginate/Hydrofiber
  • Silver products, Foam, Honey
  • Multi-layer compression
  • Gauze/Composite
  • Exudate determines dressing
Strategies to Select Primary Dressings
  • Dry/Minimally Draining Wounds
    • Hydrogel
    • Oil emulsions
    • Combinations
  • Moderate/Heavy/Copious Drainage
    • Alginates/Hydrofibers
    • Topical Medications
  • Critically Colonized/Infected Wounds/Biofilm
    • Silver Dressings
    • Silver Alginates/Hydrofibers, Hydrogels and Collagens
    • Antimicrobial impregnated dressings
    • Enzymatic debriders
    • Cadexomer Iodine
    • High-Osmolarity Surfactant (HOS)
    • Cleansing agents and other topicals
  • Cellular Tissue Products
    • Autografts, Allografts, Xenografts
    • Proper Application and Cost Considerations
HANDS-ON CLINICAL SKILLS: Select dressing protocol for various wounds and discuss real case studies

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians


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