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Scott N. LaRaus

PT, DPT, CWS

Dr. LaRaus is a 1992 graduate of Hunter College's Physical Therapy Program in New York. He obtained his postprofessional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in May 2008. He started out his career developing and implementing the University of Medicine and Dentistry's inpatient and outpatient wound care center and services. He has worked in a variety of settings, such as the University Medical Center at Princeton, where he is the senior physical therapist and where he co-organized the facility's original SWAT (Skin Wound Action Team) program, which develops and implements hospital-wide wound care protocol. He was the first physical therapist to be a program director for the Center for Wound Healing, where he developed and ran a successful outpatient wound management program. Currently, he is the director of inpatient rehabilitation services at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County for FOX Rehabilitation. Dr. LaRaus is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Acute Care section, where he served on the editorial advisory board of Acute Care Perspectives from 1997 to 2017. Dr. LaRaus also served on the peer-review panel for Advances in Skin & Wound Care, and he has written and produced with Slack Incorporated an interactive wound care CD-ROM for health professionals (June 2003).

Dr. LaRaus has been a certified wound specialist with the American Board of Wound Management since June 1998. He has been an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care since 2000, where he has served on the Government and Regulatory Affairs Task Force, worked on the award-winning venous ulcer algorithm, and is the current cochair for the regulatory group. He serves as a member of the nominating committee and was the physical therapy board member from 2014 to 2017 for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

Dr. LaRaus is an active lecturer in the field and has presented at various universities as well as nationally to healthcare professionals and allied healthcare professionals in the field of wound care management.

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Preventing Falls Across Therapy Settings (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by William Dieter, PT, DPT, GCS, FSOAE, Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS, and Amanda Petrone, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Preventing Falls Across Therapy Settings (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 176 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 40 Minutes

Falls continue to be an issue throughout all areas of therapy and can occur anywhere, including the community, the outpatient setting, and the hospital setting. Despite barriers such as therapist time constraints, patient caseload increases, and ever-changing patient acuity, it is critical to address falls. This webinar will discuss the three different areas of physical therapy practice and how falls can be addressed in order to combat this problem.

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Acute Care Essentials: Patient Education

Presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Acute Care Essentials: Patient Education

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 12 Minutes

Healthcare professionals are experts in their individual fields of study. Communicating health information to the patient is a challenge for even the most experienced clinician. This course provides the basics clinicians must consider when providing this essential aspect of care.

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Acute Care Essentials: Body Mechanics

Presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Acute Care Essentials: Body Mechanics

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Video Runtime: 59 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 26 Minutes

The healthcare workplace has become an environment where injuries occur due to the nature of the healthcare professional's job of helping others. The patient's need of assistance has been a constant, and this constant demand on healthcare professionals does take its toll. Care must be taken to provide continued education of back safety and change the culture of the facility to foster proper lifting techniques. This course will enhance the education that employers provide at orientation and yearly skill fairs.

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Wound Care: The Next Step (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Wound Care: The Next Step (Recorded Webinar)

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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Clinicians such as RNs, PTs, and OTs have been introduced to wound management in school, but the mastery of advanced techniques would depend on exposure in their daily practice. This course will provide clinicians an understanding of advanced techniques such as sharp debridement and multiple application techniques of negative pressure wound therapy. This course will also demonstrate the importance of rehabilitation in the wound care multidisciplinary team.

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Wound Care Basic Training Part 1: Examination

Presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Wound Care Basic Training Part 1: Examination

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Clinicians such as RNs, PTs, and OTs have been introduced to wound management in school, but because of a lack of professional experience, have a lack in the practice of examination and treatment selection. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge through an interactive lecture experience on the basic aspects of wound examination, assessment of findings, as well as skin anatomy and stages of wound repair. Each chapter will provide information that builds on the participant's knowledge to give the audience a thorough understanding of all aspects of integument wound healing and examination.

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Wound Care Basic Training Part 2: Treatment

Presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Wound Care Basic Training Part 2: Treatment

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Clinicians such as RNs, PTs and OTs have been introduced to wound management in school but because of lack of professional experience have a lack in the practice of examination and treatment selection. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge through an interactive lecture experience on the basic aspects of treatment and interventions. Each chapter will provide information that builds on the participant's knowledge to give the audience a thorough understanding of different treatments and interventions.

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Webinars with Scott N. LaRaus

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Sep 9, 2021

Preventing Falls Across Therapy Settings

Presented by William Dieter, Scott N. LaRaus, and Amanda Petrone

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Jul 15, 2020

The Interdisciplinary Team: Building Better Care Together

Presented by Christine Carroll and Scott N. LaRaus

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Oct 24, 2018

Wound Care: The Next Step

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Jan 24, 2018

Wound Care Management: Basic Training

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