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In-Person Seminar

Clinical Skills Wound Care Workshop

M. Dolores Farrer, DPM, MBA, CWS
Full Day
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Portland, Maine
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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!



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). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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

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: Dolores Farrer maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dolores Farrer serves on the Board of Directors Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWB) and the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). She is a member of the American Board of Wound Management, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American Board of Wound Healing.

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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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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


  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.

Target Audience

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



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