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- Mon, December 12, 2022
The event is free, and EMS CEUs will be provided. Nursing contact hours (1 hour credit) will also be offered to those nurses who register and attend the event.
Wisconsin winters often put people at risk for frostbite. Unfortunately, frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes, and can contribute to significant morbidity through the loss of limbs and digits if care is not implemented emergently. This education event will focus on helping providers become comfortable with identifying and treating frostbite to reduce the risk of digit/limb loss. Emergency responders and health care providers from any service, program or hospital are welcome to attend.
UW Health Burn and Wound physician, Dr. Lee Faucher, will cover the following education points:
Pathogenesis of frostbite
Diagnosis of frostbite
Treatment options for frostbite
UW Health’s Burn and Wound Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Verification is a true mark of distinction that places University Hospital among an elite group of critical care centers offering the most comprehensive critical care available for both adult and pediatric burn patients.