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Nora Barrett

OTR/L, CHT, WCC

Nora has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1998 and a certified hand therapist since 2006. She spent her early career as an inpatient therapist at rehabilitation centers, acute care hospitals, and burn units in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC, before focusing on outpatient hands in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Bend, Oregon. Nora moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2021 and joined the hand therapy team at the University of Virginia Physicians Group, where she works in the Hand Center and in an outpatient hand therapy practice. She received her Wound Care Certified certification in 2020 and is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS). She lectures routinely in wound care, burn therapy, trauma, and peripheral nerve injury for ASHT, AAHS, and various universities across the country.

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Wound Assessment, Healing Principles, and Identifying Infection

Presented by Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, WCC

Wound Assessment, Healing Principles, and Identifying Infection

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Video Runtime: 39 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 38 Minutes

Wounds can be overwhelming to a practitioner who is not familiar with assessment and principles of healing. This course is designed for healthcare practitioners who encounter wounds from injury, surgery, or trauma throughout the continuum of a patient's care (inpatient, outpatient, or home care) and will cover in-depth wound assessment, healing expectations and principles to guide managing the wound, and identification of infection. These key areas will give the practitioner an exact method of assessment, including terms for documentation and communication with team members, that sets the stage for proper treatment and principles to guide decision-making and problem-solving through challenging scenarios to promote healing toward the ultimate goal of wound closure.

This course is part of the MedBridge CHT Prep Program. Learn more about the full prep program here: MedBridge CHT Prep Program.

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Wound Debridement, Dressing Types, and Coverage Selection

Presented by Nora Barrett, OTR/L, CHT, WCC

Wound Debridement, Dressing Types, and Coverage Selection

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 37 Minutes

Wound debridement, negative-pressure wound therapy, dressings, and coverage selection are vital to understand for the practitioner who is treating a patient who may present with a wound. This course is designed for healthcare practitioners who encounter wounds from injury, surgery, or trauma throughout the continuum of a patient's care (inpatient, outpatient, or home care) and will cover in-depth methods of debridement for removal of devitalized tissue, negative-pressure wound therapy methods, wound coverage options by category for a progressive approach based on wound bed characteristics, and a systematic approach to selecting wound coverage options for best practice. Armed with this knowledge, a practitioner will be better able to problem-solve through simple and challenging wounds to offer the patient the best options for wound treatment to promote closure.

This course is part of the MedBridge CHT Prep Program. Learn more about the full prep program here: MedBridge CHT Prep Program.

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