Wound Management

Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG)

The Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG) of the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (SCE&WM), as described in our bylaws, provides a forum where individuals interested in wound management may meet, confer, and promote patient care through education, clinical practice and research, as well as multi-disciplinary dissemination of PT-based knowledge. We meet every year at APTA Combined Sections Meeting for integumentary updates, WMSIG elections, and networking. During the year blast emails are sent to all members to address current issues.

Wound Management Specialization Petition

The Section has created a task force to pursue wound management specialization from the ABPTS. Harriett Loehne is the Chair of this task force. Demonstrating interest among physical therapists for this type of specialization is part of the application process. Therefore we ask that interested therapists with any wound management experience follow the below instructions and mail in the petition. Signing the petition does not obligate you to pursue specialization, it only demonstrates your support.

The WMSIG published the Guide for Integumentary/Wound Management Content in Professional Physical Therapist Education as part of our Section Strategic Plan and now is working on a practice analysis in preparation for a request for a PT specialist certification in wound management.

Second Annual Wound Management Research Award Winner!

Daryl Lawson, PT, DSc, Assistant Professor, Elon University. Daryl teaches the integumentary and some orthopedic classes in the department of physical therapy at Elon University. He has published past articles on electrical stimulation, blood flow and chronic, non-healing wounds. He looks forward to doing more research in this area of wound healing. Daryl’s collaborator was Jerrold Petrofsky, PhD, JD of Loma Linda University.

Active Wound Care Management FAQ Document

A new members only document has been posted on the APTA website addressing coding and documentation questions related to Active Wound Care Management. The address is http://www.apta.org/Payment/CodingBilling/. Scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions section to locate the document. Thank you to APTA staff and Harriett Loehne for creating such a helpful document!

Membership

We would love to have you join our SIG. All you have to do is be a member of APTA and the SCE&WM, then let the following WMSIG officers know you would like to join the SIG. There are no other dues.

Rose Hamm, President: rhammpt@msn.com
Jaimee Haan, Secretary/Treasurer: jhaan@clarian.org
Sharon Lucich, Membership Committee Chair: slucich@clarian.org
Please let us know if you would like to join one of our committees or run for office. If you will contact the President, you will be put in touch with the appropriate Committee Chair.

Officers & Committees

President: Rose Hamm

Vice President: Melissa Johnson

Secretary/Treasurer: Jaimee Haan

Nominating Committee

Jennifer Luthy, Chair

Education Committee

Melissa Johnson, Chair
Jenna Driscoll
Beth Altenburger