2016 Portland Fall/Winter Conference
Foot Care Training Conferences for Nurses Rainier Medical

Day 1 - Foot Care - $125.00
Day 2 - Wound Care - $125.00
Debridement Workshop - $100.00


Winter 2016 Wound & 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.

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

We also offer a separate wound debridement workshop which can be added on to your one or two-day package for a total of 15 nursing continuing education credits.

This conference is lead by Dr. Julia Overstreet
Podiatric Physician & Surgeon
Wound Care Specialist
Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Portland, Oregon - November 11 - 12, 2016
Kaiser Permanente Clackamas Conference Center
9900 Sunnyside Road, Clackamas, Oregon

Day One - Foot Care - $125.00
Day Two - Wound Care - $125.00
Post Conference - Sharp Debridement - $100.00


Day 1 - 6.0 CEs
"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 3.0 CEs
Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement Workshop

Complete Schedule:

Day 1
Real World Foot Care
"Agony of Da Feet"

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 for the exercise.

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

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