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Foot and Nail Care Education  |  Foot and Nail Care Business  |   Wound Treatment Associate

Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN-C, APNP, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Charlottesville, VA. 

Dr. Beuscher is presenting at: Wound Treatment, Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses, Foot and Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business and Wound Treatment Associate. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence care with the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Beuscher brings a wealth of teaching and clinical experience in foot and nail care. She is also certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology. She draws upon her work experience in clinic, hospital, home care and long term care settings, and her extensive training in foot care, gerontology, wound, ostomy, continence, and pain management services. She has been teaching foot and nail care since 1991 and has taught the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses course in Eau Claire for over fifteen years. Dr. Beuscher is a renowned national speaker on foot and nail care and has served in various leadership positions within professional organizations. She was a member of the foot care nursing advisory committee that established the content outline for WOCNCB’s Foot and Nail Care Certification Examination. Dr. Beuscher’s publications include a chapter on foot and nail care in Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts; 3rd Edition, 2007, published by Mosby/Elsevier and edited by Ruth A. Bryant and Denise P. Nix. She was a recipient of the 1997 Wisconsin Nurses Association Nursing Practice Award that recognizes the recipient’s contributions to innovations in patient care, service as a role model for nursing practice, commitment to the practice of professional nursing and utilization and dissemination of research in practice.

Wound Management:  Offloading and Lymphedema

Karen Boutiette, OT, CLT

Ms. Boutiette is presenting at Wound Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from St Catherine’s University, St. Paul, MN in 1997. During her 17 years of experience Ms. Boutiette has focused her career on the management of conditions commonly affecting the geriatric population. She has also worked in pediatric and acute care settings, serving a broad population base. She is a certified lymphedema therapist, having completed her training in 2005. Ms. Boutiette currently provides occupational therapy and lymphedema management services with Transitions Rehabilitation at Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, WI. She has lectured on lymphedema management at numerous venues throughout the Western WI region

Wound Treatment:  Burns, Pressure Ulcers, and Pediatrics

Lisa C. Buenger, MD

Dr. Buenger is presenting at Wound Treatment. She received her medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN (1999). She completed residency training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Dr. Buenger is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has completed training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Wound Treatment: Burns Pressure Ulcers, and Pediatrics 

Kirk V. Dahl, MD

Dr. Dahl is presenting at Wound Treatment. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 1980. He completed his internship at Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1980-1981. Dr. Dahl has specialized in Emergency Medicine and served as the Medical Director of the Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Department, Eau Claire from 1983 to 2006. He currently specializes at OakLeaf Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center in the areas of concussion management and advanced wound care.

Wound Management:  Offloading and Lymphedema

Kathy Earley

Ms. Earley is presenting at Wound Management. She received her degree from the University of Minnesota and has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years.  Ms. Earley has been a manufacturer’s representative for rehabilitation equipment since 1987.  She was employed by The Roho Group from 1990–2003, where she worked primarily with wound care nurses.  Ms. Earley has given numerous presentations on preventing pressure ulcers, posture and positioning as it pertains to pressure ulcer prevention, and support surface selections. She is currently employed with MSL Associates, a professional group which represents many rehabilitation products in 28 states and Puerto Rico.

Advanced Wound Debridement

Theresa Ferrante, PTA, WCC

Ms. Ferrante is presenting at Advanced Wound Debridement. She is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and is Wound Care Certified by the NAWC. Ms. Ferrante holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Applied Science Degree as Physical Therapy Assistant. She has been involved in wound care, since the beginning of her PTA career with a particular interest in the sharp debridement of pressure, venous and diabetic ulcers. She has worked in both education and clinical practice and served as clinical instructor for physical therapy assistant students. Miss Ferrante currently works in an acute care and outpatient setting as a Clinical Wound Specialist where she provides hands on wound treatment, sharp debridement and education.

Wound Management: Offloading and Lymphedema

Traiden Oleson

Mr. Oleson is presenting at Wound Management. He is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist at Winkley Orthopedics in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and was certified in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Century College. Mr. Oleson began work as an Orthotic Technician in 2003 and has been providing patient care in Orthotics and Prosthetics since graduation from Century College. He joined Winkley Orthopedics in Eau Claire in 2010, and he enjoys collaborating with physicians, therapists, and patients to provide effective patient care. His particular fields of interest are: negative pressure vacuum forms of prosthetic suspension, the use of microprocessors in prosthetics, and wound care treatment.

Advanced Wound Debridement

Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS

Mr. Richlen is presenting at Advanced Wound Debridement. He is a licensed Physical Therapist, Wound Care Certified by the NAWC and a Certified Wound Specialist by the AAWM. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. Mr. Richlen has worked as a physical therapist and clinical wound specialist in long term care, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation and home health. He has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, Director of several large rehabilitation departments, and has been providing multi-disciplinary wound care education to physicians, nurses and physical therapists across the country for over 14 years. Mr. Richlen currently provides therapy and wound-related services in a home health setting and teaches wound care seminars nationwide.

Advanced Wound Debridement

Denise Richlen, PT, WCC

Ms. Richlen is presenting at Advanced Wound Debridement. She is a licensed Physical Therapist and Wound Care Certified by the National Alliance of Wound Care. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Evansville in 1990. Ms. Richlen has worked as a clinician and in management for over 20 years. She owned a private practice specializing in Orthopedics, Geriatrics and Ergonomic Consulting and has specialized in the care of patients with Dementia for over 10 years. Ms. Richlen currently works for a large rehabilitation company as Area Manager where she oversees the rehab departments in 14 buildings. She also provides wound consultation and education to therapists and nurses.

Lower Extremity Therapy

Dana Spates, MS, CHTP/I, ERYT500

Ms. Spates is presenting at Lower Extremity Therapy. She provides Healing Touch in Paynesville MN through a private practice in her home as well as at Holistic Health Options.  She also offers Healing Touch through Rice Hospice in Willmar, MN.  Ms. Spates is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Tai Yoga Body worker.  Along with level one and two of Healing Touch, she also teaches classes in Stress Reduction, Core Strengthening, Balance Your Energy Centers, What is the Human Energy System, and Meditation.  She is certified by Healing Touch International as a Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor.

Wound Treatment: Burns, Pressure Ulcers, and Pediatrics

Shelley Whitman, RN, BSN, CWON

Ms. Whitman is presenting at Wound Treatment. She received her certification in wound ostomy nursing in 2011 and has experience in acute care, outpatient, emergency medicine, and clinic-based settings. She has assisted in development of programs in acute and outpatient settings and has been actively involved in providing educational programs and opportunities for students and healthcare providers in a variety of settings. Ms. Whitman is currently acting clinical coordinator at Oakleaf Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center providing hands-on care of all types of wounds, the majority of which are lower leg extremity wounds.

Wound Treatment: Burns, Pressure Ulcers, and Pediatrics

Dr. Brent Wogahn, MD, FACS

Dr. Wogahn is presenting at Wound Treatment. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa. He completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Missouri’s affiliated St. Luke’s Hospital program, Kansas City. In addition to his training in general surgery and trauma, Dr. Wogahn received extensive experience in Vascular Surgery. He has published clinical research papers on vascular problems, shock, bowel obstruction, nutrition and trauma. Dr. Wogahn is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Since joining Evergreen Surgical in 1995, Dr. Wogahn has developed an active General and Vascular Surgery practice in western Wisconsin.


Select from 7 choices in wound care and foot care.
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Wound Treatment:
Chronic Wounds, Burns, Pressure Ulcers, Pediatrics

Wound Management: Offloading and Lymphedema Advanced Debridement & Hands-on Practicum
Lower Extremity Therapy
**Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Skills Check
Exhibitor Booths
*Foot & Nail Care:
Education for Nurses

Lower Extremity Therapy
*Foot & Nail Care
Clinic B

    *Foot & Nail Care
Clinic A

    Foot & Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business

* Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses is in combination with either Clinic A or Clinic B.
**  WTA runs online July 19 - October 17 and culminates in an in-person skills check on October 18.

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