Spring 2017 Portland Foot Care Conference
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March 17 - 18, 2017
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
One South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
March 31 - April 1, 2017
RADACT Center - University Mall
3901 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 8, Anchorage, Alaska
April 28 - 29, 2017
Kaiser Permanente Clackamas Conference Center
9900 Sunnyside Road, Clackamas, Oregon
"Comprehensive Foot Care 2017"
Healthy Feet are Happy Feet
"Wound Care Principles 2017"
Taking the Mystery Out of Wound Care
Sharp Wound Debridement Workshop
15.0 Nursing CE Contact Hour
(6 hours each for days 1 & 2 + 3 Hours for Debridement Workshop)
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing
Provider Number CEP15965, for 6.0 contact hours per day
Day One - Foot Care - $125.00
Day Two - Wound Care - $125.00
Post Conference - Sharp Debridement - $ 75.00
Day 1 - 6.0 CEs
"Comprehensive Foot Care 2017"
Day 2 - 6.0 CEs
"Wound Care Principles & Practice 2017"
Special Workshop after Day 2 Program 3.0 CEs
Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement Workshop
Dr. Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA
Podiatric Physician & Surgeon
Wound Care Specialist
Diabetic Foot Specialist
Complete 2017 Spring Foot Care Conference Schedule Itinerary
Comprehensive Foot Care 2017
9:00 – 10:00 Dermatology Considerations for the Feet
Warts, fungus, stasis dermatitis, heel fissures, wounds. So many skin problems plague the legs and feet.
We’ll review examination, diagnosis and treatment options. You’ll feel comfortable in knowing what you are seeing on your patient’s/client’s feet and what can be done for them.
10:00 – 10:30 Neurology & Musculoskeletal Examination & Pathologies
We’ll explore the etiology, diagnostic testing procedures and treatment options for some of the
major problems and comorbidities that face our patients/clients. Peripheral Neuropathy,
Charcot deformity, bunions, hammertoes, fallen arches.
10:45 – 11:15 Vascular Disease Effects on the Lower Extremity
Peripheral vascular disease is the greatest cause of injury, disability, and amputation that we face.
This session will review the specifics of the pathology and give you the tools to evaluate your
patients/clients, educate them about this issues and make appropriate referrals for care.
11:15 – 12:00 Infection Control in Foot Care Practice
It is crucial that you understand and employ infection prevention and control techniques.
This includes instrument disinfection, work space cleaning, care of patient scratches that occur
during care, ingrown toenail care, patient aftercare/follow-up instructions.
1:00 – 1:45 Common Painful Foot Conditions
We’ll explore Plantar Facsiitis, Heel Spur Syndrome, and Morton’s Neuroma. You will be able to help
diagnose the problems that you are often asked about. And you’ll be able to offer education and
recommend routine treatment options to help relieve the pain and disability.
1:45 – 2:30 Beyond Fungus! Other Important Toenail Pathologies
Fungus isn’t all that happens to toenails! We’ll look at many other common toenail problems and deformities. Some are from trauma/injury. Some are hereditary. Some are indications of systemic disease.
2:45 – 3:15 Charting, Referrals, HIPPA Compliance & Legal Protection
We’ll cover problem oriented charting, requirements for legal evidence, terminology specific to feet
and lower extremity, HIPPA requirements Our footcare practices are just like any medical specialty.
We MUST chart our examinations and procedures accurately and completely! This is crucial to
promote continuing care, appropriate referrals to other providers and protect ourselves from legal
questions about the quality of our care.
3:15 – 4:30 Chipping & Clipping! Safe Nail & Callus Debridement
In this section we will get down to the nitty-gritty of toenail and callus care. We will review the
instruments and devices. Proper techniques for alleviating various pathologies will be reviewed
in detail, including video and case study presentations. In a real sense, every toenail and every callus is unique! We will take the time to investigate the most common nail and callous deformities and
what you should address during your care.
Taking the Mystery Out of Wound Care 2017
9:00 – 10:00Chronic Wound Healing Fundamentals
How do the cells and tissues coordinate the healing process? How does wound closure and epithelialization really happen? Start out the day looking at the wound on a biophysical level.
10:00 – 10:30 Options for Skin & Wound Infections
One of the worst consequences of chronic wounds is the development of soft tissue infection. This not only delays healing but too often leads to amputation and sometimes death. We’ll evaluate options in preventing and treating this devastating complication of chronic wound care.
10:45 – 11:15 Venous Wounds – Addressing Barriers to Healing
Many wounds have a Venous component. There is edema, skin compromise, hypoperfusion. This section
will discuss the etiology and treatment for venous wounds and all wounds with edema as a confounding issue. There are options in physical assessment, non-invasive modalities and surgical interventions.
11:15 – 12:00 Clues to Healing from the Clinical Appearance of the Wound
Do you know what you are seeing when you look at a chronic wound? Many of the clues are there! Hyper granulation tissue, rolled borders, maceration, friable tissue, fibrin & slough. In this session we will look at clinical examples of chronic wounds that are stalled at various stages. Learn what you’re seeing and
what you can change in your treatment plan to accelerate healing.
1:00 – 1:45 Skin “Failure” – What does that Mean?
As we age, our skin becomes dry, thin and prone to damage, leading to greater risk of injury and prolonged healing time. When these conditions are compounded by an acute illness, one can appreciate how skin can fail in frail older adults and critically ill individuals. We’ll examine the new literature that helps understand this process and how we can act to prevent skin breakdown.
1:45 – 2:30 Pressure Ulcers – What’s New?
Studies tell us that pressure ulcer prevention should begin in the ER, OR, ICU. These compromised
patients need every possible intervention to prevent skin breakdown. We’ll review the literature and
current studies to get guidance in updating our protocols by understanding the role of prophylactic
dressings in pressure ulcer prevention.
2:45 – 3:15 What’s New for 2017!
There are new clinical testing options, comorbidity interventions, wound closure modalities that are in the Wound Care research and literature. We’ll review new tools available now and in the near future!
3:15 – 4:30 Wound Debridement
We will spend the last section of the program evaluating clinical slides of chronic wounds.
We will evaluate what appears to be contributing to healing delays. We will investigate which
medical interventions, physical optimization and dressing choices will promote healing.
This will tie together everything we have learned today!
Post Conference Workshop
"Conservative Sharp Debridement Workshop"
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 for the exercise.
*3 CEs Awarded for Completion of Post-Conference Workshop*