2024 Advances in Wound Management Pre-course
BSN, CWOCN, CWS
Brenda Freymiller is a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse from Salt Lake City, UT. She has been a WOC Nurse for 20 years.
Dick assumed the position of president of the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology in January, 2009, having previously held this position from 1989-1995. Dick’s background includes service in the British Navy, diving instructor and underwater photographer at the International Underwater Explorers Society and assistant director of the seabed living program ‘Hydrolab’. In 1976, Dick was instrumental in the development of the diver medic program at the Commercial Diving Center, while employed as a saturation diving superintendent with Oceaneering International. Dick taught the diving medicine section from 1976 - 1983 and helped establish the National Association of Diver Medic Technicians, the fore runner of the NBDHMT. He wrote the Board’s first CHT exam. Over the past two decades Dick remains involved in all aspects of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, technology, education and research. His organization has trained over 6,000 healthcare professionals and he has served as a faculty member for the annual NOAA-UHMS Diving Medical Officer Training Course for the past 25 years. Dick has been active within the UHMS, chairing numerous committees and was the UHMS Associates first elected chairman. He heads a research foundation dedicated to the scientific advancement of hyperbaric medicine, and has developed an international consortium that undertakes wide-ranging controlled clinical trials.
Dr. Gelly has been involved in hyperbaric medicine and wound care since 1991. Past positions have included Medical Directorships at academic and community hyperbaric medicine and wound care programs. She started a non-hospital affiliated hyperbaric medicine center which was one of the first UHMS accredited centers. She has been actively involved in billing and reimbursement issues for both facilities and physicians. Until recently, she was the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, a group of physicians dedicated to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, with 5 subspecialty boarded physicians in its membership. In addition to lecturing nationally on hyperbaric medicine and wound healing for many years, she was the president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS from 2005-2007. Currently, she serves as the Emeritus Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, and as C.E.O. for HyperbaRXs.
Introduction / CE Requirements
Continued Importance of Transcutaneous Oximetry in the Current Era and Evidence-Based Interpretation: Dick Clarke, CHT-Admin
This lecture will review the evidence-based performance and continued relevance of transcutaneous oximetry during hyperbaric consultation and case management of lower extremity healing deficient wounds. The lecture will provide guidance to sequential testing and conclude by summarizing data interpretation.
Use of DNA assay to identify bacterial populations
Platelet rich plasma: clinical benefit and reimbursement picture
Noncontact Fluorescent imaging to determine bacterial load and guide antibiotic stewardship
Primer on dressing selection including information about DME coverage requirements and getting dressings that patients need: Brenda Freymiller, BSN, CWOCN, CWS
The vascular origin of pressure injuries/ulcers and implications for prevention and treatment: Caroline Fife, MD
Audit survival in the wound center: review of various audit types, risk associated with and reasons for recoupment provided by various MACs: Helen Gelly, MD
Pyoderma gangrenosum – using the PARACELSUS score instead of biopsies: Caroline Fife, MD
Compression bandaging-hands on
Total Contact casting hands on
Course Wrap Up, Q&A with Faculty