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Digital Seminar

Advanced Wound Care Treatments for the Lower Extremity

M. Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS
Full Day
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 15, 2016
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


  • Are new tissue products and grafts worth the extra cost?
  • Push your competency to the next level with gained confidence and new techniques
  • Take home “pearls of wisdom” to tackle chronic wounds
  • “Show and Share” the latest advancements in dressings
  • Secrets revealed to get your patients to become more compliant

Whether you are new or experienced to the wound care arena, you know the complexity of wound care challenges. The knowledge of the clinician requires access to resources, creativity and the development of a well communicated holistic plan of care.

Dr. Dolores Farrer has been involved in wound care for over 23 years. Her style of presentation is fun and energetic; full of real-world tips and tricks-of-the-trade. Topics include management of the most common lower extremity wounds, advanced dressings and graft applications, debridement techniques and reducing biofilm. Experience “Hands-On” sessions to enhance learning from a podiatrist’s unique point of view.

At the end of the day, you will leave not just understanding the science behind success in this difficult field, but also the human side to healing. Addressing the challenges of “non-compliant” patients, and having them adhere to the treatment regimen with simple behavioral techniques, will certainly benefit anyone involved in health care. Understanding the world from your patient’s point of view will be an eye-opener for all health care providers and give you better healing outcomes.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

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M. Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS Related seminars and products: 3

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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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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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



  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.

Target Audience

Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


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"Excellent presenter - fun to listen to"

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