Principles of Burn and Wound Care

Principles of Burn and Wound Care
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30am - 4:45pm

Burn and wound care is an infrequent and stressful occurrence in medical care. Immediate treatment and care can greatly impact patient outcomes. This conference is designed to update health care professionals on best practices related to the care of burn and wound patients.

Designed For

Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, EMS Personnel, Fellows, Residents, Students and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

CHI Health
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


Attendees of this conference will develop an understanding of basic principles related to advanced burn and wound care leading them to an increased competence for caring for these patient populations.


  • Identify and differentiate characteristics of arterial and venous wounds.

  • Recognize characteristics of diabetic lower extremity ulcers.
  • Identify and differentiate types of grafts utilized on burns and wounds.
  • Recognize appropriate care for post of donor sites and grafting
  • Identify potential sources for support for the underserved population
  • Identify and compare wounds from autoimmune disease versus other wound etiologies
  • Discuss and recognize concepts of off loading and prosthetics that affect wound care
  • Recognize and distinguish types of ostomies and concepts related to appropriate care
  • Examine and discuss common concerns regarding basic burn and wound care.


7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

8 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Christi Chaves, MA, RN, FACHE

8:05 a.m.
Principles of Arterial/Venous Wounds

Matthew Goettsch, MD

9 a.m.
Principles of Diabetic Wounds

Keith Hughes, MD

10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 a.m.
Principles of Grafting

Edmundo Rivera, MD

11:15 a.m.
Principles of Donor Site Care and Post-op Graft Care

Esther A. Rathjen, RN, MSN, APRN-CCNS

12 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

12:15 p.m.
Lunch Keynote: Place Matters: How Where We Live, Learn, Work & Play Affects Our Health

Lori Seibel

1 p.m.
Autoimmune Diseases and Wound Healing

Paul Gobbo, MD

2 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

2:30 p.m.
Principles of Prosthetics

Jason Dean, CPO

3:15 p.m.
Principles of Continence Care and Ostomy Placement/Care

Deb Bussey, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Rhonda Souchek, RN, BSN, CWOCN

4:15 p.m.
The What If’s of Burn and Wound Care Q&A

Wendy Bartholomai, RN, BSN

4:45 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjournment

Education Credit

Nurses CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 7.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity has been approved for up to 7.5 continuing education hours for all levels of EMS personnel through Creighton University.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, CHI Health and LifeNet Air Medical Services. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.


CHI Health Employees: $75
Non-CHI Health Employees: $90
Fellows, Residents, and Full-Time Students: $60

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