presented by Scott LaRaus
Financial: Scott LaRaus receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course. Non-Financial: Scott LaRaus has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Scott LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS
Dr. LaRaus is a 1992 graduate of Hunter College’s Physical Therapy Program in New York. He obtained his post professional doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, May 2008. He started out his career developing and implementing the University of Medicine and Dentistry’s inpatient and outpatient wound care…Read full bio
This chapter will briefly review the different types of debridement but mainly focuses on the indications, contraindications, advantages, and disadvantages of sharp debridement. Multiple videos showing the application of sharp debridement (cross hatching, callus shaving, and other techniques) will also be incorporated and reviewed.
2. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
This chapter will provide the participants with a practical understanding of the application of negative wound therapy treatment. The chapter will provide the participant with the background information, indications, contraindications, advantages, and disadvantages of negative pressure wound therapy as well as different applications, such as: straight forward application, bridging technique to allow for improved patient function, “Y” connector application, and “protection technique."
3. There is No “I” in Team: Joining Forces with Undervalued Players
This chapter will focus how to utilize physical therapists on a multi-disciplinary team. The therapists today are the experts in the field of exercise, movement ADLs, and a range of modalities. This chapter will focus on the history of rehabilitation specialists in wound management and how your team can be enhanced by their addition.
4. Question and Answer Session
This chapter is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Scott LaRaus.