Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
141 Improve Outcomes With a Comprehensive Wound Care and Limb Salvage Program

This presentation outlines the importance of initiating a comprehensive limb salvage and wound care program in a state correctional setting. In the Maryland prison system, such a program was initially used to standardize care and aid in decreasing the morbidity and mortality associated with wound complications. These programs encompass preventive care, comprehensive education, and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, including vascular surgery, pharmacy, infectious diseases, and podiatry.

Educational Objectives
  • Identify wound healing risk factors as they relate to diabetes, venous hypertension, and arterial disease
  • Describe various modalities, diagnostic testing, and wound healing interventions that have been helpful with the program
  • Outline the significant economic and noneconomic costs, as well as the medicolegal burden, associated with wound healing

Level: Intermediate