Pressure Ulcer Summit Program

Pre-Conference: October 7 2021, Main Conference: October 8-9 2021, Atlanta

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-conference Skills Workshop: Keeping Calm Under Pressure: How to Address Pressure Ulcers in the Post Acute Setting

  • Learn to identify pressure ulcers and to differentiate from other skin impairments
  • Understand how to gather objective data and use it to improve the outcome
  • Develop a treatment plan for the multidisciplinary team to treat the whole patient
  • Master clinical management strategies for pressure ulcers common to the post acute setting

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

How is PrU Care Different in the Post Acute Setting?


1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Differentiating Pru's from other wounds

Tim Paine, PT

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Pru Assessment and Documentation

Sarwat Jabeen, MD, FAAFP

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Risk Assessment Tools and Their Use

Catherine Milne, ARNP, MSN, BCNP/CS, CWOCN-AP

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Developing an Effective Treatment Plan

Sarwat Jabeen, MD, FAAFP

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

How to Move and Position Without Damaging the Skin

Tim Paine, PT

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM


4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Comments

Tim Paine, PT

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Segment: Pressure Ulcer Causation, Assessment and Description

A precursor to prevention is an understanding of causation and physiology. This session will explore current knowledge and misunderstandings about the pathophysiologic processes and factors that contribute to pressure induced tissue damage.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Is Pressure Ulcer Prevention a Myth?


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Pressure Induced Tissue Damage - Looking Beneath the Skin

Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Morning break and exhibition viewing

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Is It? Or Isn't It? Can You See the Difference?

Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Case Studies and Panel Discussion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored Lunch Symposium: A Prospective Clinical Trial (BLASTVAC) Evaluating the Combination of Antibiofilm Agent with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Reducing Bacterial Burden and Promoting Healing in Recalcitrant Pressure Ulcers.

Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Segment: Focusing on the Whole Patient, not the Hole in the Patient

The hardest questions in medicine – and the ones that matter the most - often don’t have a right answer. As the largest organ of the body the skin is likely to fail when other organs are failing. Difficult decisions about debridement, wound care, pain control, antibiotics and repositioning require a team approach. Using a case-based approach, this session will explore the definition of skin failure, how to approach difficult conversations about wounds, removing guilt and blame, and how to decide whether the care plan is just enough or too much.

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Introduction of Case(s)

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Is Skin Failure Unavoidable?

Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWS-P

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

A Surgical Approach to Palliative Wound Care

Lisa Gould, MD, PhD, FACS

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Afternoon break and exhibition viewing

3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Case Discussion

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Segment: Choosing the Right Support Surface: When, How and Getting Paid for it!

Persons with and at risk for pressure ulcers require assistance in protecting their at-risk areas. The most common skin areas to break down due pressure ulcers are the sacrum, heels, ischial tuberosities, occiput and elbow among others. Support surfaces provide a means to decrease the compressive forces these areas experience during daily activities including lying in bed, sitting up in a wheelchair or on the toilet and even walking. There are a broad range of support surfaces to choose from and each surface has benefits and challenges. Choosing the optimal support surface from requires understanding and incorporating a broad range of physiologic and functional needs into the patient assessment. This session will provide the attendees the tools and resources needed to set up a "seating clinic" at your facility.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tissue Tolerance and Support Surfaces: Making Better Choices

Sharon Sonenblum, PhD

Professor Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Practical Offloading - What We CAN Do

Susan M. Scott, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning break and exhibition viewing

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

How To Set Up a Seating Clinic

Karen Whitesell, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Segment: Developing Partnerships - Breaking Down the Silos

This interactive half-day session explores obstacles and opportunities that can be addressed with effective case coordination and management. This session focuses on managing individual patients, pressure ulcer organizational service lines, and a systems perspective. Join us as clinical practitioners, managers, patients, and case management experts share strategies for successfully navigating challenging insurance, provider and other obstacles to ensure optimal outcomes.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

Pressure Ulcer Patients: Sharpening Your Program from a Systems Perspective

Lisa Q. Corbett, DNP, APRN, CWOCN

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

From a Patient's Perspective

1:50 PM - 2:25 PM

Managing the Pressure Ulcer Patient in a Resource Poor Environment


2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

Afternoon break and exhibition viewing

2:55 PM - 3:45 PM

Telewound Prevention & Management: Increasing Access to Wound Expertise in Post-Acute Settings Under New Payment Models (PDPM & PDGM)

Joseph Ebberwein, BBA, MPS

Katherine Piette, BA, MS

3:45 PM - 4:50 PM

What the Wound Case Management Specialist Brings to the Table

Lisa Brening, BSN, RN, CWON, WCC

Warren Clayton, Jr, MD, FACE, FAPWCA, CWSP