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Essentials of Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine



Welcome from Dr. Covington:‚Äč

As our mission statement declares, Healogics committed to sharing our wound care expertise. Practically speaking, this begins with a robust and practical wound care and hyperbaric education for all providers. In this vein, I am pleased to announce an evolution of our wound care provider course that is designed to meet the clinical and lifestyle needs of our busy practitioners. The revised course, which debuts in January 2016, will be a ‘hybrid’ learning opportunity. Providers will complete interactive and self–directed pre–learning modules before joining a three day intensive, hands–on training course in Jacksonville, FL. In addition, a traditional ‘40 hour in–person’ provider course will still be available, and concurrent with the hybrid course, in order to meet the training requirements of selected CMS Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdictions. When registering a physician in Healogics University, the correct course will be automatically selected based on the state in which the provider practices. While at our national training center, learning will focus upon real world, case–based care vignettes that translate into effective and accurate care decisions upon returning to the Wound Care Center® Other benefits to this new learning system include—
  • CNE for nurses and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for physicians will be provided.
  • A nationally accredited certification for wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
  • Flexible learning schedule meaning less time away from work and your family.
Healogics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Healogics is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Healogics University Pre–learning modules:

Pre–learning modules are assigned in Healogics University upon registering for the live course, which opens Nov. 11, 2015 for all 2016 courses. The online modules may be taken at your leisure, but must be completed prior to attending the course in Jacksonville.
  • Introduction from Dr. D. Scott Covington, chief medical officer
  • Wound care: Normal wound healing and failure
    • 9 Essential Steps of Wound and Patient Assessment
    • Essential 1: Is there adequate perfusion/oxygenation?
    • Essential 2: Is nonviable tissue present?
    • Essential 3: Infection and inflammation
    • Essential 4: Edema
    • Essential 5: Optimize the wound bed
    • Essential 6: Enhancing tissue growth with advanced technology
    • Essential 7: Offloading and pressure relief
    • Essential 8: Control of pain
    • Essential 9: Host factors
  • Hyperbarics: History of hyperbaric medicine
    • HBO physiology 1: Behavior of pressurized gas
    • HBO physiology 2: Practical applications
    • Dive tables & charting: No–decompression, decompression and repetitive diving
  • Reimbursement: Documentation, Coding & Billing Overview for Providers.

On–site learning objectives:

  1. Review the physiology of normal wound healing and the pathophysiology of wound healing failure.
  2. Apply a systematic, evidence–based approach (HealSource™) to the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic wounds.
  3. Explain how systematic approaches to care can provide high value cost effective patient–centered outcomes.
  4. Apply new skills in wound assessment, debridement, compression wrapping and total contact cast application.
  5. Discuss the benefits and potential complications of advanced technologies used in support of the healing of chronic wounds.
  6. Review the concept of the inter–professional wound care team, and ability to participate as a leader in this team in the outpatient Wound Care Center setting.
  7. Discuss the physics and physiological effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as an adjunctive tool in advanced wound care including
    • Proper clinical applications
    • Patient selection and management
    • Equipment and safety protocols