The Arkansas State University College of Health Professions and St. Bernards Wound Healing will sponsor a special wound care symposium on the ASU campus on March 30.
The conference is offered at no charge for nurses, advance practice nurses,physical therapists and other healthcare professionals, and participants can receive contact hours for attending.
Topics to be covered at the day-long program will include various aspects of wound care and the impact that chronic wounds have in healthcare today. Speakers will talk about common lower extremity wounds, conditions that can impair wound healing, parameters to include in comprehensive wound assessments, advanced and active interventions for non-healing wounds and much more.
Presenters will be Dr. Lee C. Routsi, medical director of the Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Center in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Dot Weir, registered nurse who has worked in wound and ostomy care for 34 years and currently practices in Florida; and Dr. Stephen Guffey, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at ASU who has practiced in wound healing since 1981.
Routsi is board certified in family practice and undersea and hyperbaric medicine and is a certified wound specialist and a certified diving medical officer. He oversees three outpatient wound healing centers which offer hyperbaric medicine services and a five-hospital 1,200-bed inpatient wound care program.
Weir has experience in acute care, home care and long-term care and has practiced both in industry and in outpatient care. She is board certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Convenience Nurses Certification Board and the American Board of Wound Management. She practices in the outpatient wound management setting at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla., and at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla.
Guffey, who previously served on the faculty of the University of Central Arkansas and Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center, has been engaged in research related to the bactericidal and fungicidal effects of visible and infrared light for the last 10 years.
Registration is required, and persons interested in registering can contact the Education Department at St. Bernards by calling 870-207-4909. Additional information can be secured from Amanda McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sessions will be in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center at ASU, 201 Olympic Drive, beginning at 8 a.m.