MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Shark Bird MD, CMD, CWSP
Vohra Wound Physicians Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Shark Bird is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Vohra Wound Physicians, the largest wound care group in the post-acute space in the nation. Dr. Bird’s extensive expertise in wound management has been gained from his lifelong care of geriatric patients and extensive research. His personal mission to improve the quality of wound management and patient outcomes was the passion and drive that led to the creation of the Vohra Wound Certification Program.
2 CE Credit Hours | 23 mins
The heart of our services and expertise. This provides a background on the routine challenges faced by wound care health professionals in the post-acute care setting as well as the standard of care expected.
2 CE Credit Hours | 15 mins
Understanding the physiologic fundamentals behind the recovery of the body from external wounds will lay the foundation for treatment and management. This is an introduction to the phases and factors affecting normal healing.
2 CE Credit Hours | 41 mins
An abundance of wound healing solutions has emerged to manage the needs of our residents. Knowing which product to use is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of a wound care health professional.
0 CE Credit Hours | 9 mins
Often overlooked, meeting a resident's nutritional needs is a vital element that is as much a part of wound care as the other aspects of treatment. This module discusses nutritional concepts in the context of wound healing and nutritional status assessment.
2 CE Credit Hours | 30 mins
Residents who are unable to move or change positions are at a great risk of developing pressure wounds. Prevention can be achieved by combining treatment protocols with bed characteristics that offers adequate support and weight distribution.
2 CE Credit Hours | 11 mins
Vascular ulcers require special attention from health professionals due to the multifaceted nature of the wounds, possible amputation, as well as the significant burden they place on a resident. We discuss how to handle these chronic and reoccurring cases.
2 CE Credit Hours | 13 mins
On occasion, a wound care professional will encounter cases that, because of their pathophysiology, will require special treatment. We present five such ailments that must be recognized to ensure that optimal care is given to all residents.
0 CE Credit Hours | 20 mins
Wounds expose tissue that are normally protected by the skin, making them susceptible to infection. By restricting factors that are favorable to pathologic organisms and by promoting an environment that stimulates the immune system, wounds are able to heal without complications.
0 CE Credit Hours | 17 mins
The main demographic seen in post-acute care facilities are particularly prone to developing dermatologic conditions due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect the structure and function of the skin.
0 CE Credit Hours | 19 mins
Management of external wounds does not stop at the initial point of receiving treatment but requires clinical monitoring and documentation to assure that the resident is receiving adequate care to help optimize healing and prevent deterioration.
2 CE Credit Hours | 23 mins
An outline of Federal regulations regarding the care and service of pressure wounds to maintain the highest practical, physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for residents with pressure ulcers and those that are at risk of developing them.
2 CE Credit Hours | Downloadable PDF
Post-acute care facilities usually have residents admitted to hospitals for various ailments. Upon discharge, readmission prevention can be achieved by establishing protocols to enhance monitoring and through cooperation among the different stakeholders.
2 CE Credit Hours | 26 mins
In wound management, numerous local and systemic factors affect the rate of repair and must be monitored and assessed to ensure good prognosis. We look at the different issues that can lead to timely wound healing.