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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Wound Healing for Rehab Professionals

Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS®
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Wounds typically heal in a predicable manner, but when progress unexpectedly comes to a halt it can be challenging to identify the next treatment step. With the risk of spreading infection, sepsis, amputation and even death, chronic wound care is a high stakes arena for rehab professionals that requires a very specialized skillset. After over 36 years in the field, I’m going to share my triedand- true tricks of the trade for restoring and accelerating tissue healing.

You’ll explore a specialized method to address chronic wounds that’s filled with advanced healing strategies:

  • Feel confident as you choose the most appropriate dressing
  • Explore in depth demonstrations for Doppler use, ABIs, and wrapping techniques
  • Create a comprehensive wound care plan
  • Skillfully determine which modality to use and when
  • Restimulate the appropriate metabolic activity to promote healing

By the end of this training, you will have new and evidence-based techniques that heal tough wounds, prevent amputation, and improve quality of life. Your expert knowledge of anatomy, tissue healing, movement and positioning will help to restore function faster than ever before and drastically improve patient outcomes. Join us for this interactive learning experience!


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Dr. Cheryl Aaron has over 36 years of hands-on wound care experience in multiple clinical settings including private practice, acute, sub-acute, SNF, outpatient, and homecare venues. She is presently the owner of Advanced Wound Care Consultants, providing consultation, teaching, program development, survey readiness, and clinical competencies to the multidisciplinary wound care teams of Homecare agencies, Hospitals, Nursing and Physical Therapy Schools and other organizations, both locally and nationally. Dr Aaron is known for her lively, passionate delivery of her presentations with the latest evidence-based research and clinical guidelines. As a doctoral prepared Physical Therapist and nationally board Certified Wound Specialist® with the American Academy of Wound Management, she has a wealth of educational and work-related experience to draw from. Expect to take away valuable insight and information to optimize your clinical outcomes.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Cheryl Aaron is the owner of Advanced Wound Care Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Cheryl Aaron has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Additional Info

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 60-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. Develop a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the integument.
  2. Distinguish and eliminate the causes of stalled wound healing.
  3. Investigate the pathophysiology of various wound origins.
  4. Assess and accurately identify wound etiology.
  5. Determine appropriate treatment options based on wound assessment.
  6. Demonstrate confident performance of ABIs, compression wraps, and toe wraps.


A&P of the Integumentary System
  • Layers of the epidermis and dermis
  • Subcutaneous tissue
  • Dermal appendages
  • Deep tissue
How Wounds Heal: Phases of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
  • The wound healing models
  • Superficial wound healing
  • Primary intention wound healing
  • Delayed primary intention
  • Partial thickness wound healing
  • Secondary intention wound healing
  • Tertiary wound healing
  • Hemostasis
  • Inflammation
  • Proliferation
  • Epithelialization
  • Remodeling
  • Tricks of the trade
Chronic Wounds:
  • Chronic vs acute
  • What’s wrong?
  • Age related healing
  • Absence of inflammation
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Physiology of the chronic wound
  • Nutritional aspects of wound healing
Pressure Ulcers:
  • Pathophysiology
  • Capillary closing pressure
  • NPUAP staging system
  • Suspected deep tissue injury
  • Stage one
  • Stage two
  • Stage three
  • Stage four
  • Unstageable
  • Risk assessment and tools
  • Prevalence/incidence
  • Avoidable vs unavoidable
  • Interventions based on risk assessment
  • Support surfaces
Venous Disease (CVI)
  • Incidence and etiology
  • Signs/symptoms of venous disease
  • Appearance and characteristics of a venous ulcer
  • Venous refill times
  • Screening for CVI
  • CEAP classification
  • Nonsurgical treatments
  • Compression
  • Surgical interventions
Arterial Disease:
  • Etiology
  • Comorbidities
  • Signs/symptoms of arterial disease
  • Appearance/characteristics of an arterial ulcer
  • Misdiagnosis/don’t be fooled
  • Arterial studies
  • Effects/causes of tissue ischemia
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Surgical alternatives
Diabetic/Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Causes of foot ulceration
  • Assessment of loss of protective sensation
  • Characteristics of a diabetic foot ulcer
  • Managing the diabetic foot
  • Patient education
  • Optimize healing
  • Wagner diabetic ulcer classification
  • Intervention based on grades
  • Infection
  • Osteolysis/ Charcot foot
  • Total contact casting
  • Off loading
  • Helpful modalities
Assessment of Bacterial Burden
  • Infected, contaminated, colonized
  • Signs of infection
  • Silent infection
  • Quantitative tissue biopsy
  • Types of wound cultures
  • How to properly cleans a wound
The Complete Wound Assessment
  • ID type of wound
  • How to measure
  • Describe wound bed and edges
  • Drainage
  • Surrounding skin
  • Edema
  • Pain/VAS
  • Optimal wound healing requirements
The Importance of Differential Diagnosis
  • Are you sure that’s a venous stasis ulcer?
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Eczema/dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Suspicious lesions
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Necrobiosis lipodica diabeticorum
  • Candidiasis
  • Impetigo
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Systemic lupus
  • Discoid lupus
  • Pemphigus
  • Vasculitis
  • Raynaud’s disease
The Ideal Dressing: Selecting Protection and Support
  • Dressing types
  • Indications/contraindications
  • The science of silver
  • Minimum bactericidal concentration
  • Cadexomer iodine
  • Topical antimicrobials
Therapeutic Modalities to Stimulate Healing
  • Ultrasound, high and low frequency
  • Pulsed lavage
  • High volt pulsed galvanic electric stim
  • Monochromatic infrared
  • Diathermy
  • Topical and hyperbaric oxygen
  • Wound vac

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants


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