Solving the Mysteries of Wound Care 2017 Partners in Wound Healing Annual Conference

Andover Kansas

Apr 27 - 28, 2017

Mid-America Wound Healing Conference - Solving the Mysteries of Wound Care

Passionate about Wound Care? Join Us!  2 days of CNE (15.5 hours), over 30 vendors! 

Objectives of the Conference-

• Identify skills to use in communicating with challenging patients

• Describe various options for ostomy or fistula drainage management

• Verbalize an improved understanding of the newest NPUAP pressure injury staging system

• Articulate a deeper understanding of identifying and treating MASD vs stage 2 pressure injury

• Describe principles of pressure injury prevention and pressure redistribution.

• Identify indications of pre-diabetes and how to prevent progression to diabetes

• Discuss legal aspects of wound care issues

• Differentiate between vascular and arterial disease

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Carol Bush

Owner, Healthcare Content Strategist, The Social Nurse

Bio: Owner, Healthcare Content Strategist The Social Nurse Helping You Advance Your Clinical Practice by Mastering Digital Tools COACHING I work with individuals, healthcare teams and associations. I will help you build your digital skills. CURATING I love tweeting and blogging about #hcsm (healthcare social media), innovation in healthcare, meeting the needs of patients and families, and nursing…especially as it relates to oncology. I am eager to support your community engagement goals. CONNECTING I’ve built a large and vibrant personal, professional and social network. I won’t always have all of the answers, but I’ve got a network of people who do. I will leverage my connections to help you meet your business goals.

Chiann Silks

LPN, Schowalter Villa

Bio: Chiann Silks, LPN has worked for over 15 years with the geriatric long term care population. She has specialized in providing wound care to her residents and provides consultation to others in this area. She enjoys seeing wounds improve and using her experience to help others. Chiann lives in Hesston Kanas with her two teenage children along with their 3 fur babies.

Donna Heath, RN, BSN, CWON

CWON, Interim and Serentiy Home Health

Bio: She was born in Winfield KS and grew up in Udall, Kansas attending grade school there through 8th grade. Attended private school for high school and then Union College in Lincoln Nebraska. Graduated in 1975 with BSN and started her career at Shawnee Mission Hospital in KC. She worked on a med surg floor and encountered her first patient w/ multiple EC fistulas. She learned pouching and containment before there were the nice barriers that we have today. They mixed Karaya powder and glycerine together and applied w/ a tongue blade for the barrier, then attached multiple pouches to that. Her manager asked her if she would like to obtain her certification at that time but in ignorance declined. She worked in multiple areas each for a couple of years, gaining knowledge in each new area. Scrub nurse for vascular and thoracic surgeon, Hemodialysis, and Coronary Care Unite. She took a few years off to be with her two children when they were young, but returned to nursing in 1993 as a rehab nurse on a part-time bases once her children were in school. In 1995 she returned to full time status in home health with her main focus on wounds and ostomies. In 1998 she joined the inpatient wound and ostomy team at St. Francis and at that time pursued her WOCN schooling which she had declined to do about 20 years earlier. In 2003 she became the charge nurse of the inpatient side at Wesley Medical Center. She enjoyed the unique experience and privilege of working closely with the trauma and colorectal surgeons in the care of the complex ostomy and fistula patients from the neonate to the adult. While working at Wesley she designed her own flexible convex barrier that she fashioned from two different appliances, that she used on occasion to fit a unique situation. She gave a sample to an ostomy rep. who took the product on and now we have some supplies w/ flexible convexity, which she is partly responsible for. She retired in Dec. 2015 from full time employment, and has been told by the trauma PA’s that she is greatly missed. She was once told by Dr Paul Harrison that she was more skilled at “Jerry Rigging” than him. She had the unique ability to think out of the box and put things together to accomplish the needed task. She has been working PRN since her retirement - with ARNP’s in the nursing home setting and also with home health agencies as a wound and ostomy consultant.

James Smith, DO, Vascular Surgeon

Vascular Surgeon, Kansas Vascular Medicine

Bio: Dr. James Smith is a board-certified internist with subspecialty training and certification in vascular medicine and radiology. Trained at Cleveland Clinic and University of Pittsburgh, his practice in Wichita, Kansas focuses on patients with peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Smith performs endovascular intervention procedures and provides medical management for vascular conditions. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and domestic travel. He also enjoys and values exercise, working out at a health club at least three times a week.

Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bio: Dr. Joyce Black is an Associate Professor in the Adult Health and Illness Department. She has taught undergraduate students basic concepts, medical surgical nursing and ICU nursing. Dr. Black has received awards from UNMC and the College for her teaching. Her research areas of interest are in wound healing, specifically in pressure ulcers. Dr. Black's disseration examined the patient and wound factors that contributed to healing or nonhealing of diabetics with pressure ulcers. She is certified in wound healing, plastic surgical nursing and is a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Black is the current President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chairman of the NPUAP's task force to redefine pressure ulcer staging.

Justin Moore, MD, Endocrinology

Owner, Double Arrow Metabolism

Bio: Justin is a mediocre cyclist, home-cooking evangelist, and endocrinologist by training. He believes that your health (metabolic, social, financial, and otherwise) is in your control.

Lauren McCully, RN, BSN, CWOCN

RN, BSN, CWOCN, Via Christi Wound Clinic

Bio: Fun Fact- Loves to bike ride in Delano/Downtown, Wichita Ks. Via Christi Wound Care Center/Acute Care CWOCN Nurse- Present Wesley Medical Center - CWOCN RN Home Health and Hospice Hesston College- 2012 Associates Degree Tabor College- BSN- 2014 Originally from Perry, OK, but has spent the last 18 years in Wichita KS.

David Kemp, OTR/L, ATP

Seating Consultant, CPRF

Bio: David Kemp is a licensed occupational therapist with over 30 years experience and has spent the last 20 years as a specialist who designs and fits wheelchairs and seating systems for Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas (CPRF). He currently holds a certificate of a Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) with RESNA. Mr. Kemp’s clinical experience includes managing an outpatient rehab facility and a long term care facility. David enjoys building plastic scale models (very nerdy).

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