Annual Wound & Ostomy Conference

Annual Wound & Ostomy Conference


We welcome you to Broward Health's Annual Wound & Ostomy Conference. Broward Health, with the contributions of our world class speakers, generous vendors sponsors and with the support of our nursing administrative leaders, are able to provide our attendees a unique venue to learn the latest research in the field of wound and ostomy care and to discuss evidence-based practice. At Broward Health, we work towards the common goal of providing superior healthcare and improving quality of life for our patients.

The Broward Health Wound & Ostomy Conference is designed for nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, patient care associates and other healthcare providers involved in wound/ostomy management. This yearly event is planned and implemented by the Broward Health Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses with the assistance of Broward Health Medical Center’s Department of Clinical Education.


To provide up-to-date information about current, evidence-based nursing strategies to promote superior wound and ostomy care.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate venous, arterial, diabetic and pressure ulcerations and their characteristics
  • List treatment options for different wound types
  • Discuss advanced modalities and how they relate to wound care including Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, Bioengineered skins
  • List different techniques for debridement
  • Discuss some wound care cases, from etiology, work up, and choosing the best dressing
  • Identify the elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit
  • Verbalize how professionals can be held liable for professional negligence
  • Discuss strategies to reduce the risk of liability in wound care
  • Differentiate between arterial, venous and mixed arterial-venous wounds
  • Discuss the impact of critical limb ischemia on wound care patients and learn a simple clinical approach to identify ischemia
  • State the difference between "open surgical" vs "endovascular" techniques
  • Discuss venous insufficiency from varicose veins to venous wounds
  • State indications for two different types of ostomies, their Anatomic Origin (type of ostomy) and Surgical Construction (type of stoma)
  • Name two psychosocial issues that affect Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)
  • Discuss current trends in surgical ostomy management, ostomy care and product advancements
  • Develop a deeper understanding of customer service that exceeds all "Expectations"
  • Verbalize the concept of "Care for the Caregiver"
  • Restore and inspire our efforts in serving as exemplary healthcare professionals

Schedule of Events

8am - 8:30am
8:30am - 8:40am
Welcome & Introduction
8:40am - 10:30am
10:30am - 10:45am
10:45am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:45pm
Vendor Exhibits & Lunch
12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Indications & Care of Essentials for Ostomies  (Alternate View)
Patty Paxton-Alan, MSN, ARNP-BC, CWOCN
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Radical Hospitality
Robert(B.R.) Rhoads
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Closing Remarks

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