Wound and Skin and Soft Tissue Morbidity and Mortality Review Workgroup
Case review sessions are offered to highlight the practice of treating patients who have comorbidities associated with substance use. These programs are open to all disciplines, and participants are encouraged to engage in discussion to gain new insights about treating infectious diseases or other conditions related to injection drug use. Case review sessions are accredited for CME and pre-registration is required.
"It’s given me a better understanding of the landscape, and what others are doing, and also just how to understand patients struggling with opioid use disorder. I attended a case discussion on wound care [presented by Rachel McFadden, BSN, RN] for individuals that are struggling with opioid use disorder, and that was very helpful for me for multiple reasons. It was challenging…but I appreciated [Rachel’s] perspective, just how she looked at the whole person. I have a quote that she said that’s sitting on my desk. She was quoting someone else saying to...look at the W-H-O-L-E person instead of looking at the H-O-L-E in the person. When you’re looking at wounds, do you just focus on the wound and forget the person and everything that caused them to have this wound…how their life has been challenged emotionally and relationally and everything because of these wounds? I thought that was just such an important perspective on how we care for this struggling group of individuals."
--Dr. Maryann Salib, DO, MPH, Associate Medical Director of Community Health and Wellness at Esperanza Health Center