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AAWC webinars offer a multidisciplinary approach to wound care education. Explore our webinars below and get AAWC thought leadership on the most pressing topics in wound care.

Early and Proactive – Advanced Extracellular Matrix Technologies for Modern Wound Management and Soft Tissue Repair 

Hosted by Greg Bohn, MD, UHM/ABPM, MAPWCA, FACHM

This webinar was presented on June 10, 2020.

Modern healing physiology is better understood on a cellular level. The characteristics of a chronic wound such as a diabetic foot ulcer or venous stasis ulcer are much different than those of an acute surgical wound. Although acute and chronic wounds are thought to be different, understanding the role of a provisional Extracellular Matrix (ECM) can better assist the wound care provider in making better scientifically based treatment decisions that will lead to improved outcomes. 

Topics include:

  • Better understand the critical role of ECM in wound healing
  • Differentiate attributes of reconstituted collagen dressing, advanced tissue therapies, and an ECM
  • Identify the role of ECM technology in healing chronic versus acute wounds
  • Identify opportunities to use an ECM in the healing of acute wounds

This webinar is sponsored by AROA

Lessons from the Front Line: Wound Care in a COVID World 

Hosted by Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, and Lynette Gunn, APRN, GCNS-BC, CWCN, CFCN

This webinar was presented on May 20, 2020.

During this webinar, participants shared the innovative modifications they have made to their practice as well as their stories from the front lines. It was a space to identify what participants were learning, how they adapted, and it provided encouragement through stories that inspire us to persevere.

The Wound Care Provider's Secret Weapon 

Hosted by Tim Paine, PT, Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD (c), MSPT, MPH, CWS, Barbara Dangerfield, PT, MPA, CWS, Patty Larkin-Upton, PT, DPT, MS, CWS, and Stephanie Woelfel, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

This webinar was presented on May 13, 2020.

Often, wound care patients have multiple co-morbidities and system impairments making them some of the most fragile and at-risk to care for. AAWC explored the unique skill set of a physical therapist and delved into why their role is vital to the team assisting patients with wounds in the acute, long term care, outpatient, and home settings.

Topics include:

  • Effectively and appropriately engaging physical therapy for the care of wound patients
  • Identifying opportunities to improve wound care outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • Describing three different ways in which acute care physical therapists can contribute to wound management
  • Identifying the role of physical therapy with skin and wound management in outpatient, skilled nursing and long term care settings

Understanding HIPAA During COVID-19 

Hosted by Karen Ravitz, JD, and Kara Couch MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP

This webinar was presented on May 5, 2020.

Navigating HIPPA is complicated, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. AAWC brought together two wound care experts to review best practices for HIPPA guidance, enforcement, protection, and tackled participants questions. 

 Topics include: 

  • OCR HIPAA guidance documents and enforcement waivers 
  • Frequently asked questions regarding HIPAA during COVID-19
  • Recommendations for HIPAA protection 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of COVID-19 

Hosted by Tomas Serena, MD, FACS, and Kerry T. Thibodeaux, MD, FACS, CWSP 

This webinar was presented on April 29, 2020. 

The constantly evolving methods for the care of patients with COVID-19 is challenging to keep up with. One of the more recent treatments is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. In this webinar, AAWC discussed the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. 

 Topics include:

  • The potential mechanism of action for hyperbaric oxygen in COVID-19 patient
  • The Opelousas experience
  • The protocol of treatment of COVID-19 patients with hyperbaric oxygen

Wound Care is an Essential Service During COVID-19 Pandemic 

Hosted by Lisa Gould MD, Ph.D., FACS

This webinar was presented on April 20, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has globally impacted wound care professionals and their patients. Wound care is an essential service. AAWC worked to equip participants with the resources and information needed to keep safe and provide the best care possible to keep patients at home.

 Topics include:

  • Wound Care is Essential - how wound care clinicians provide a critical service to keep patients out of the hospital
  • How to keep your staff and your patients safe
  • Preparing for the post-surge reality 

Pandemic Model of Wound Care 

 

Hosted by Author Lee Rogers, DPM 

This webinar was presented on April 15, 2020.

Wound patients are among the most fragile of those who are at high-risk for COVID-19. It is not an option to suspend care for an extended and unknown amount of time. The wound care clinician must adapt by learning new methods to triage, evaluate, and provide treatment. 

   Topics include:

  • Understand the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on the existing model of wound care
  • Know the changes to the goals of the wound care patient during a pandemic
  • Master how to implement wound care practices in a lower risk setting 

COVID-19 Summary Report Update 

Hosted by William Tettelbach, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FUHM, CWS

This webinar was presented on April 9, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing on a daily basis. This AAWC webinar is designed to provide a clear understanding of the virus, diagnosis, treatment, guidelines, and strategies for providing the best patient care possible in challenging situations. 

 Topics include:

  • Guidelines
  • Symptoms
  • The effect on out and inpatient facilities

Best Practices in Telemedicine 

Hosted by Kara Couch MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP 

This webinar was presented on March 31, 2020.

The use of telemedicine has been thrust into the spotlight and into your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are you prepared? Do you know how to conduct a thorough virtual visit with your patients?

  Topics include:

  • The new CMS policy changes relating to telemedicine and wound care
  • How to conduct a thorough virtual visit
  • Templates for triaging patients

Telehealth Demonstration