WOCN Conference 2018

W300 - Wounds Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

Jun 4, 2018 8:40am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 9:40am

Standard: $5.00

Description

This session will explore issues related to wounds and wound healing in persons who inject drugs (PWID). The presentation will include: an overview of heroin and cocaine, demographics, and treatment; two causative factors for development of wounds - abscesses and venous disease; treatment; and health/related factors that may affect healing (pain, nutrition, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, mental health, etc.).

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will work confidently to provide care to persons who inject drugs by considering causative factors for wounds and health/related variables that may affect healing.

Speaker(s):

  • Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, Professor/Nurse Practitioner, Wayne State University

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