Earn up to 6.75 credits* at Wound Care Tricks of the Trade
September 11th Pre-Conference at 2019 Wild on Wounds in Las Vegas

REGISTER with discount code AAWC19 for $100 off the main conference
(WOW is September 11-14 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas)

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

Catherine T. Milne MSN, APRN, ANP/ACNS, CWOCN-AP and Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS, CWCN-AP

8:05 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

Sorting Through Dressings: What's in Your Toolbox? 
Catherine T. Milne MSN, APRN, ANP/ACNS, CWOCN-AP
In addition to a quick review of topical dressing categories, this session will discuss the importance of matching the patient’s needs to dressing selection. Rotating stations help you learn practical information about a variety of topical products.

8:25 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Hands on practice: topical dressings

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 101
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS, CWCN-AP
Have you ever wondered how NPWT works? Need to decide if your patient should have NPWT or when to discontinue? Learn these answers and practice tips for NPWT using a “hands-on” approach.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Hands on Practice- multiple stations

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Advanced Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: How’d They Do that?
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS, CWCN-AP
Complex patients need advanced NPWT options. This session will discuss the indications and requirements for using NPWT in abdominal cases and as well as wounds needing more than basic NPWT interventions.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Case Presentations/Ask the Expert
Catherine T. Milne MSN, APRN, ANP/ACNS, CWOCN-AP and Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS, CWCN-AP
The expert panel will present two cases, then the they want you to bring your most pressing questions about wound management for discussion

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored Lunch- New Technology Coming Your Way
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS, CWCN-AP
Discover new ways to assess and manage your patient’s wound with innovative devices to make you a better and more efficient clinician.

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Let's Put a Squeeze on That- compression
Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT
Choosing and applying the right compression for the clinical situation is often challenging. Experience different compression products and how to apply them in this interactive session.

1:20 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Hands on practice: compression stations

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Why Won’t that Swelling Go Away? Managing Lymphedema in Daily Practice
Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT
Learn practical management skills to control lymphedema in this experiential session

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hands on practice: lymphedema

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

One Foot, Two Foot, Red Foot, Blue Foot: Advanced skills in the management of the patient with a diabetic foot ulcer
Marta Ostler, PT, CWS, CLT
Offloading and tissue restoration is the mainstay of clinical management of the patient with a diabetic foot wound. Enhance your ability to combine these concepts in this skills lab.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hands on practice: total contact casting

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ask the Experts (Marta, Kara, Cathy)

 Learning Objectives:
  • Learn basic mechanisms of action for dressings and how to choose.
  • Review negative pressure wound therapy and compare options for complex wounds.
  • Practice application of compression therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and total contact casting.
  • Engage with subject matter experts on case review and clinical pearls for practice.

*Satisfactory Completion 

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and AAWC.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.