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SED District: Wound Healing and Prevention across all PT Settings
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Join the members of the Southeast District for their annual workshop, this year the topic is "Wound Healing and Prevention across all PT Settings." Includes classroom and lab components.

When: Saturday, May 19
Reg starts at 7:30 AM
Where: University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Plumer Bldg, 3rd Floor
Coral Gables, Florida  33146
United States
Presenter: David Mandel PT, PhD
Contact: Jamie Srinath, PT, DPT, MHA

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Wound Healing and Prevention across all PT Settings

The course will cover the basic and current concepts of wound management. Includes classroom and lab components. Topics include:

  • Basics of wound healing
  • Evaluation of patients with open wounds.
  • Current concepts of debridement with pulsed lavage and sharps.
  • Current concepts in dressing selection.
  • Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) dressing.
  • Pressure management for healing and prevention.
  • Documentation


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This course has been approved for nine (9) hours of continuing education for PT and PTA license renewal.

Registration & Pricing

Early Bird Registration (ends 5/17/2018)

Regular and Onsite Registration

PT Members: $120
PTA Members: $100
PT Non-members: $150
PTA Non-members: $125
Student Registration: $75

**Due to lab practice, there is a limit of 25 PT/PTA attendees and 5 student attendees. Please note, this course is not available to University of Miami DPT students.

PT Members: $150
PTA Members: $125
PT Non-members: $180
PTA Non-members: $150
Student Registration: $75


7:30-8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lecture Part 1
12:30-1:30 PM Complimentary lunch and snacks will be served and there are microwaves and a fridge available for use.
1:30 - 5:00 PM Lecture Part 2


Dr. David Mandel's clinical career has been focused on Acute Care treating adult and pediatric individuals with integumentary, cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, neurologic, general medical, and bariatric impairments at a level 1 trauma center in Hollywood, Fl. He received his MSPT in physical therapy from the University of Miami in 1995 and earned his PhD in physical therapy in 2009 from the University of Miami and joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in the department of physical therapy in April, 2010. Dr. Mandel has been teaching the "Integumentary Disorders and Treatment" course at the University of Miami’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program since 2006, as well as instructing wound management in the pediatric and sports physical therapy residency programs. Additionally, Dr. Mandel teaches rehabilitation of the "Complex Patient" in the doctor of physical therapy program and performs clinical-based research on the rehabilitation of individuals in post-liver transplantation.

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Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate in lab how to measure an open wound: length, width, depth, undermining, tunneling.
  2. Identify and quantify wound tissue type: granulation, slough, necrotic, eschar.
  3. Identify and quantify wound drainage: serous, serosanguinous, bloody, purulent, color
  4. Perform Arterial insufficiency testing: Capillary Refill, Peripheral Pulses, Dependency Rubor Test, and Ankle Brachial Index.
  5. Perform Venous Insufficiency testing: Trendelenburg Test, Venous Filling Time, Homans Test.
  6. Interpret a patient's history and evaluative findings to formulate an appropriate management strategy, providing rationale, precautions, indications and contraindications based on current evidence.
  7. Compare and contrast the methods of wound debridement: Mechanical sharp (with scalpel, forceps, scissors), mechanical (Pulsed Lavage), enzymatic, and autolytic.
  8. Determine the most appropriate method of debridement for a patient with open wound(s) base on your goals of wound management for that individual.
  9. Compare and contrast the properties of occlusive and non-occlusive dressings.
  10. Differentiate the properties of dressing categories: gauzes, films, foams, alginates, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, and contact layers.
  11. Select the appropriate primary and secondary dressings for patients with open wounds based on the goals of wound management for that individual.
  12. Determine an individual’s risk of skin break down using outcome measures such as the Braden Scale.
  13. Differentiate the properties of support surface categories: elastic foams, viscoelastic foams, gels, air, fluidized, dynamic and static.
  14. Select appropriate support surfaces for pressure management based on diagnosis, systems evaluation, and current evidence.

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Course Logistics

Directions and Parking:

We are located just outside of UM campus in Coral Gables at:

Plumer Building, Third Floor 5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Traveling by Car -
North to Red Road: On US-1 traveling north, make a left on Red Road (also 57 Avenue) * ; then make an immediate right onto Ponce de Leon Boulevard (the first road you come to after turning left on Red Road).

*The Plumer Building (a 6 story beige colored building with amber tinted windows) will be on your left side. If you have a UM decal, you may park across the street in the designated parking spaces beneath the metro-rail. There are also metered parking spaces on the East side of the building and along the side street next to the convenience store.

South to Red Road: On US-1 traveling south, make a right on Red Road and follow same directions posted (after *) above.
Miller Road Exit off Palmetto: Traveling on the Palmetto, get off on the exit to Miller Road; head east and travel approximately 2 miles to Red Road (also 57 Avenue). Turn right and travel 7 blocks South to make a left when you reach Ponce de Leon Boulevard (just after you pass the Levante Street light); follow same directions posted (after *) above.

Parking - designated spots only:

Participants may park in any of the ORANGE spaces in the lot, and there is street parking that is metered. Please only park in those designated spaces as the building is leased by the University and there are private offices that have reserved parking that may be in use for the weekend.

Complimentary lunch and snacks will be served, and there are microwaves and a fridge available for use.


Please dress comfortably for lab and bring a light sweater as the building temperature may vary.

Building Entry

Please note that the building will be locked in the morning and requires a code to enter. A Southeast District member will be outside by 7:30 a.m. to let attendees in until 8:15. The individual floors also have codes to enter and for the bathroom and these will be provided to you at the course.

There will be a sign in table and you will be required to sign out at the end of the day to receive your CEU certificate.

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