Basic Wound Care for your HCH Clinic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Lafayette Park (Grand Hyatt Washington)
People experiencing homelessness often develop acute and chronic wounds. They need care that is unique to their circumstances to help these wounds heal. Homelessness presents many barriers to wound healing, including but not limited to difficulty elevating legs, challenges with dressing changes and exposure to extremes of temperature. In this course, you will learn the basic components of wound assessment and management. Special attention will be given to the unique challenges of providing this care for people experiencing homelessness. We will review the common materials used, how to develop a wound care plan, and the roles of different team members in providing excellent wound care.
Pat Buckley, PA-C, ND, WCC (Physician Assistant, Central City Concern - Old Town Clinic)