2016 Spring Conference
2016 Spring Conference

Day 1 - Foot Care - $125.00
Day 2 - Wound Care - $125.00
Debridement Workshop - $75.00

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Spring 2016 Foot Care Conference

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Whether you are continuing your education or only beginning your training in the field, our foot care training conference for nurses is affordably priced and packed full of useful information to help you succeed as a foot care nurse. The insights you’ll gain from our continuing education workshop will equip you will the necessary tools to provide your patients with professional care, from examination to wound debridement.
This conference contains detailed demonstrations, helpful activities and professional guest speakers, all guiding you towards the industry’s most advanced techniques and practices. You’ll learn proper foot and wound care for nurses, explore actual case studies and be able to take part in a debridement workshop designed to help you improve your wound care sharp debridement protocols.

Rainier Medical offers convenient times and locations for our Spring 2016 foot care conference, so don’t miss out! If you are unsure if our 2016 Continuing Education Conference is for you, contact us at CustomerService@RainierMedEd.com. We will be happy to speak with you in more detail about the program, pricing and any other questions you may have. We hope to see you at one of our spring conferences soon!

This conference provides a possible 15 nursing CEs and is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15965.


Day 1 - 6.0CEs
"Real World Foot Care"
Agony of Da Feet!

Day 2 - 6.0 CEs
"Real World Wound Care"
Pearls, Pitfalls, Progress

Special Workshop after Day 2 Program
Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement Workshop

Speaker: Dr. Julia Overstreet , DPM, FAPWCA
Podiatric Physician and Surgeon
Wound Care Specialist
High Risk Foot Care Specialist

Dr. Julia Overstreet

Agenda breakdown:

Day 1

9:00 - 10:30
Update on Fungal Toenails

There is new research and new medications for this challenging condition.
We'll cover all of it so that you can offer informed answers to the questions that we are all receiving from clients, family and friends.

10:45 - 12:15
Update on Diabetic Foot Care

What Diabetic Foot screening exams, forms, protocols should we be using to make informed evaluations and interventions. The Foot Care Nurse is often the only health team member to examine the feet regularly.
Be prepared to fulfill that important role.


1:15 - 2:00
Wound Offloading, Diabetic Shoe Principles, Pads and Devices to Protect High Risk Feet

Wounds on the bottom of the foot are almost impossible to heal without finding a way to reduce the pressure caused when the patient walks.
We'll also review pads, bracing and appliances that you can recommend to ease pain and prevent injury from common deformities such as hammertoes and bunions.
We'll have demonstrations of pads, inserts and shoe modifications that you can make in your clinics.

2:15 - 4:15
Foot Care Case Studies

Real world challenges explored with discussion, photos and videos.
Now let's look at cases actually sent to me by practicing Foot Care Nurses!

I often get "Help Me!" emails about challenging toenails and other foot pathologies. I'm sure you have - or will! - see some of these in your practices. This will be a fun program where you will offer suggestions during class discussions on each case.
A great way to learn to evaluate the situations and know what your actions should be!

We'll also have all new training videos of Dr. Julia demonstrating toenail clipping and sanding techniques!

*6 CEs Awarded for Completion of Day One Program*

Day 2

"Real World Wound Care"
Pearls, Pitfalls, Progress

9:00 - 10:30
What Does it Take to Heal a Wound?
Devitalized tissue, bio burden and other physical barriers such as rolled edges, edema, lymphedema, dermatitis, cellulitis, vascular, pressure, drugs and nutrition. Let's take an in-depth look at issues stalling or stopping the healing cascade.

10:45 - 12:15
International Wound Care Successes
In this session we'll review International Wound literature. What are other countries doing that hasn't reached the U.S. yet.
Dressings, topicals, modalities. How can we improve our practices by taking a world view. Let's learn from their successes.


1:15 - 2:30
Learning to "Read" the Wound
You can't learn everything in a book! Let's explore the most common issues that delay wound healing and learn to detect the subtle visual clues in the wound and surrounding tissue. This ability to see and analyze subtle changes is what will allow you to change treatment plans and kick-start healing.

2:45 - 4:15
Challenging Wounds - Case Studies
Learn to evaluate difficult wounds by using the observation skills you've learned from the previous talk. How is the wound changing, what effect did your last protocol have, what issues are interrupting the healing cascade.

*6 CEs Awarded for Completion of Day One Program*

Post Conference Workshop

"Conservative Sharp Debridement Workshop"

4:30-7:30 pm
Sharp Debridement Anatomy Review

The most important issue in debridement is understanding what you are seeing. So this anatomy, tissue and procedure review will allow you to debride the appropriate tissues... and avoid the essential ones!

Hands-on Sharp Debridement Skills Lab

This hands-on sharp debridement workshop will give you the skills to begin or improve your wound care sharp debridement protocols. We will use appropriate instrumentation including scalpels, iris scissors and sharp curettes. Each student will have their own equipment and pigs hock for the exercise.
You will find tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. Learning to differentiate these structures and handle them properly is the art and skill of competent sharp wound debridement.

*3 CEs Awarded for Completion of Post-Conference Workshop*

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