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WOCN Webinars


Collaboration between PT & WOC Nurses on Managing Risk to the Lower Extremity


May 7, 2015 1:00pm ‐ May 7, 2015 2:00pm

Standard: Free

Description

Session Description:

Collaboration is essential as we seek optimal patient outcomes and appropriate product selection. Physical therapists and WOC nurses each bring a unique skill set when considering pressure redistribution methods to prevent pressure ulceration and lower extremity complications. Join this webinar to hear two interdisciplinary leaders discuss the benefits of collaboration and the latest on the prevention of heel pressure ulcers!

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how the pathophysiology of pressure ulcer development can lead to other complications and functional impairments of the lower extremity.
  2. Discuss research dynamics for the prevention of heel ulcers and plantar flexion contractures.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services.

Speaker(s):

  • Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CWLT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
  • Tina Meyers, MBA, BSN, CWOCN

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