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Evidence-based Wound Management for the Multi-disciplinary Team

Course Description

Successful management of the patient with a wound involves an accurate diagnosis of wound etiology and identification and treatment of underlying diseases and conditions that are impeding wound healing. Frequently, patients with wounds are instructed to treat the wound at home on a daily basis using outdated materials when current technology and adjuvant therapies can be used by wound care specialists in such a way that wounds are dressed from 1-3 times a week with much better outcomes, less expense, and improved function and self-image for the patient.

This course will present:

  1. The thought processes, clinical presentations, medical tests and measures recommended to make an accurate diagnosis of arterial, venous, diabetic and pressure ulcers, as well as a plethora of atypical wounds.
  2. The standard care for the typical and atypical wounds.
  3. The principles and techniques for wound bed preparation.
  4. Factors that impede wound healing and strategies for minimizing their effects on the wound healing process.
  5. Adjuvant therapies that are beneficial for different wound healing phases and etiologies.
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Course Objectives

At the completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify a wound by healing phase
  • Recognize the four typical types of wounds (arterial, venous, diabetic, pressure)
  • Recognize the red flags indicating a wound is “atypical”
  • Identify factors that may be impeding wound healing
  • Select an appropriate dressing based wound characteristics and patient function
  • Apply a simple and multi-layer compression wrap
  • Make referrals to the appropriate medical specialist


Rose L. Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

Rose L. Hamm, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Western University of Allied Health Professions, Pomona, CA
California State University at Northridge, Northridge, CA

Rose received a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MS and post-graduate DPT from the University of Southern California. She is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California and practiced at Keck Hospital where she developed the in-patient and out-patient wound care programs. She has developed and teaches wound care curriculum to entry-level physical therapy students at three PT programs. She is a Certified Wound Specialist and a Fellow in the College of Certified Wound Specialists. As a part of the College, she helped develop a wound care curriculum that was taught in Latin and South America to all medical disciplines with the goal of guiding them toward best practice and certification in the field of wound management.

She most recently edited “Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment,” a comprehensive textbook on wound care that is published by McGraw Hill Education. Rose also wrote and co-produced “The Give and Take of Wound Management: A Guide to Making Clinical Decisions,” an interactive on-line course designed to teach interdisciplinary clinicians about wound healing, diagnosis, and evidence-based interventions. She has also written several book chapters and journal articles on wound healing. She has lectured on negative pressure wound therapy, atypical wounds, lower extremity edema management, and current concepts in wound management to interdisciplinary groups in a variety of settings. She is a member of the APTA Acute Care and Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Sections, the American Academy of Wound Management, and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

Rose is passionate about care of patients with wounds, about teaching students the role of physical therapy in wound management, and about sports (especially tennis, skiing, North Carolina basketball, and USC football); however, this all takes a second seat to her family of four children and nine grandchildren!

Tuition & Course Information

Day 1

7.5 contact hours; intended for physicians, nurses, physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants.

  • Providence St. Joseph Employees: $100
  • Non-Providence Employees: $200

Day 2

6.0 contact hours; intended for nurses, physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants.

  • Providence St. Joseph Employees: $90
  • Non-Providence Employees: $180

Therapy Contact hours

Day One: 7.5 contact hours. Day Two: 6.0 contact hours.

Nursing Contact hours

“Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15601 for Day One 7.5 contact hours and Day Two 6 contact hours. Providence St. Peter Hospital Nursing Education 413 Lilly Road NE Olympia, WA 98506”

Physician Accreditation and Disclosure

Providence Southwest Washington is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Providence Southwest Washington designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 13.5 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

No planners (or spouses/domestic partners) have any financial relationships with commercial interests. All planners and presenters attest that they will provide a balanced view of therapeutic options and will be entirely free of promotional bias.

Registration Deadline

October 5, 2017


David Howell, OTR/L, Rehab Education Manager