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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host 3rd Annual Wound Healing Teaching Day on Sept. 6

Released July 29, 2014

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, in collaboration with Montefiore Department of Family & Social Medicine, will host the Bronx-Westchester Academy of Family Physician’s 3rdannual Wound Healing Teaching Day on Saturday, September 6.
            Chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers are commonly encountered by physicians in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Family physicians are critical when it comes to prevention, early recognition, treatment, and comprehensive management of patients with chronic wounds.
            At this one-day conference, attendees will learn how to optimize diabetic foot ulcer outcomes and pressure ulcer outcomes, learn evaluation and management of leg ulcers, and learn about hyperbaric therapy for wound management.
            The event, which is geared towards family medicine physicians and residents, nurses, nurse educators, and nurse managers, will feature discussions by leading wound healing experts, including Anna Flattau, M.D., Director of the Wound Healing Program at Montefiore Medical Center.
            “Now in its third year, the Wound Healing Teaching Day is an important seminar that offers physicians, nurses, and others in the medical field the latest information on how to effectively treat wounds,” said Sudhir Vaidya, M.D., FRCS(G), FAAFP, Director of Sports Medicine and Pain Management at Burke, Chairman of the Wound Management Committee and Course Director for this Continuing Medical Education event. “This will enable them to provide even better care to their patients and help in both preventing wounds in the first place and managing them if they do occur.”
            The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Rosedale Room of the Billings Building at Burke’s main campus on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is also approved for 5.0 hours of AAFP prescribed credit and Nursing CEU credits.

Registration is free for the first 50 attendees and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, send a check for $30 made out to BWAFP with your name, address, phone, and email to: Gloria Negron, Secretary, Montefiore Wound Healing Program, 3544 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467. Those who receive complimentary admission will have their check returned at the end of the conference. For more information on registering, email Gloria Negron, at gnegron@montefiore.org

 

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division.
            Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.