I. Wounds at the End of Life II. Co-morbidities III. Assessing a wound for palliation IV. Palliative treatment of wounds V. Handling symptoms of pain and odor Exam
College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota Disclosure: Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS
Dr. Aletha Tippett received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1975 and her MD from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Tippett has done wound care for 20 years and has treated over 15,000 wounds. Her main areas of focus in wound care are limb salvage and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and she brings a bio-engineering approach to these. She has been honored with numerous awards in the healthcare community and is a published author and international speaker and teacher on wound care topics. She is president of the Hope of Healing Foundation, dedicated to limb salvage and novel wound therapies. She is a member of the International Biotherapy Society and is an active “biotherapist”, using maggots and leeches in her wound care practice. Dr. Tippett is also active in hospice and is a certified hospice medical director for Brookdale Hospice in Dayton, Ohio. Disclosure: Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.