Thu, Apr 06|
“Before it’s too late” – The importance of early intervention of Vascular Assessment
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Time & Location
Apr 06, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
About the event
NSWOCC & WOC Institute Continuing Education Webinar: “Before it’s too late” – The importance of early intervention of Vascular Assessment
Early detection and treatment are essential in reducing vascular complications that can lead to amputation. The discussion begins with an overview of the importance of vascular care, early observations that determine a referral to a Vascular Surgeon and an expedited process to vascular intervention.
Once you have identified that the patient requires further diagnostics, it is important that they are conducted quickly, are reviewed by a Vascular Surgeon, and provided follow-up and treatment.
How can we make that happen?
Often it is too late when the patient is referred to a Vascular Surgeon. We have developed a new comprehensive process to vascular care in the community which is solving many challenges faced by the patients such as burgeoning wait times for diagnostics and accessing a Vascular Surgeon for treatment and limb preservation.
We will provide you with the knowledge to manage early care and how to access the comprehensive care program by a Vascular Surgeon available at one of many clinics.
The time is now to reduce wait times and potential complications in wound care and subsequently the goal is to work towards “Limb Preservation” and improved quality of life for our patients.
- Describe the importance of early intervention vascular care and limb salvage efforts which could be prevented.
- Discuss the challenges patients are facing with wait times for diagnostics and referral to a Vascular Surgeon especially in the community.
- Explore important aspects for the care of patients with vascular related wounds, ongoing diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up care.
Dr. Ted Rapanos, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCS(C), RVT, FSVS, FACS
Vascular Surgeon and Associate Director at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)
Dr. Fadi Elias, FRCS(C)
Vascular Surgeon, HHSc Asst. Professor and Program Director at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)
In partnership with One Vascular Health