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Beyond the Basics: A Multi-Faceted Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Wounds
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

• Draw an understanding of the assessment, treatment, and prevention guidelines for chronic wounds in order to apply critical thinking and clinical judgement to patient care.
• Identify the synergistic role of nurses and dietitians in the prevention and treatment of chronic wounds.
• Apply current nutrition science with evidence-based assessment methods to develop nutrition care plans specific for the prevention and treatment of chronic, non- healing wounds.

RN CE credit: 4.0
RD CPEU credit: 4.0

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Dot has been a registered nurse many years and has practiced ostomy and wound care since 1980. She is board certified by the WOCNCB and the ABWM. She spent most of her career practicing in Orlando Florida, and in 2017 she relocated to New York and currently is a clinician and educator for The Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. Among many activities, Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course, and is the Secretary for the International Wound Infection Institute. Dot speaks nationally and internationally on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 12 book chapters.
Mary Litchford, PHD, RDN, LDN
Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She received her PhD in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional career has included clinical practice, university teaching, and business consulting. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and served on the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Work Groups on wound care and hydration. In 2018 she received the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Award for Consultation and Business Practice. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and serves as one of the NPUAP representatives on the International Clinical Practice Guidelines Governance Group.