Wound Care

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Co-Sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato and South Central College Wound Care

Presenters will discuss basic pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common skin wounds.   Wound care assessment and documentation will be reviewed.  Students will have the opportunity to utilize their newly learned skills with interactive case studies.





Date: April 13, 2012

Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Location: South Central College-North Mankato
Conference Center B
(parking permits are required and will be sent closer to the event date)

Cost: $99, includes morning beverages, lunch and all materials


  • Identify the etiologies of various wound types.
  • Discuss similarities and differences in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers,
    and pressure ulcers including dressing selection.
  • Identify various methods of wound assessment.
  • Demonstrate improved documentation of wounds.

Continuing Education:

  • RN’s and LPN’s: 6 Contact Hours
  • Nursing Home Administration: 6 Contact Hours
  • Certificates of attendance available for all other professionals.

8:00 – 8:30 AM   Skin: The Largest Body Organ
8:30 – 9:00  AM Wound Assessment and Documentation
9:00 – 10:00 AM Dressings and Topical Antimicrobials
10:00 – 10:15  AM  Break
10:15 – 11:15 AM Pressure Ulcers
11:15 AM – 12:00 NoonDiabetic Neuropathic Ulcers
12:00-12:30 PM Miscellaneous Wounds
12:30– 1:30 PM  Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 PM Arterial Ulcers
2:15 – 3:00 PM Venous Ulcers
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 3:45 PM Surgical Wounds
3:45-4:00 PM Questions and Evaluation

This program is designed for nurses, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, physicians and other health care professionals.


Julie Freyberg, RN, CWOCN.  Julie received her BSN from St Teresa’s College in Winona, MN  and became certified in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing through Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in 1991.  She has been working with wounds and ostomies since that time in both acute and out-patient settings.

Debra Netsch  APRN,DNP,CNP,CWOCN.   Deb is employed as a family nurse practitioner and Wound, Ostomy, and Continence nurse for the Mankato Clinic in Mankato, Minnesota. Additionally, she is an associate director and a faculty member of the webWOCnurse education program, affiliated with Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN. 
Her educational background includes a bachelor degree in nursing from Morningside College, completion of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence specialty program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a masters degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from Mankato State University in, and a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
She is involved in research and serves on National committees regarding wound, ostomy and continence nursing. Deb lectures frequently and has authored several clinically relevant book chapters and articles

Lisa VanWatermulen, FNP-BC, CWOCN. 
Lisa received her bachelor and graduate degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato and her Wound, Ostomy, and Continence training from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.  Lisa is employed as a family nurse practitioner and Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse in the Surgery, Wound, & Ostomy department at Mankato Clinic seeing patients in the clinic, hospital, and long-term care settings.


Registration information: Registration taken on a first come first serve basis.
No refunds 48 hours prior to workshop date.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your registration

Contact University Extended Education at 507-389-2572 or 800-311-3142
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