Building Bridges, Not Burning Them: Building a Better Wound Care Team
Section: Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
Session Code: CE-2B-8264
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Chinatown

Speaker(s):   Teri Biven, PT, DPT
  Melissa Johnson, PT, DPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

This session will present one health system's approach to integrating physical therapy, nursing, and other providers for a multidisciplinary approach to wound care. Building a wound care team takes time, patience, and some innovation. Physical therapists nationally feel that their wound care expertise and practice is being challenged and sometimes even replaced by others. By embracing other disciplines' differences and joining forces, the whole team wins, the patient benefits, and the care that is provided gets transformed. The speakers share their expertise, challenges, and pitfalls learned on their journey to creating a multidisciplinary wound care team. Attendees will learn strategies to navigate this pathway and participate in an interactive panel discussion. The growing threat of chronic wounds to the greater public health necessitates the need for many disciplines to be involved, from all practice levels and settings, as we shift the paradigm from volume-based to value-based care.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe the benefits of incorporating physical therapy into current rehabilitation models for wound care management.

2. Discuss the benefits of merging disciplines for improved patient care and patient experience.

3. Show the value of multidisciplinary teams incorporating physical therapy, nursing, and multidisciplinary providers in acute care and outpatient wound care models.

CEU: 0.2

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