Table Of Contents

Title Page
How to Take this Course
Target Audience
Objectives

Living Medical Devices: Leeches and Maggots
Course Introduction

Leech Therapy
Intro to Leeches
History of Leech Therapy
Mechanisms of Leech Therapy
Procedure for Leech Therapy
FDA Approved Leech Therapy
    Venous Congestion
    Skin Grafts vs. Flaps
    Reconstructive Surgery
    Reattachment/Replantation
    Complicated Varicose Veins
    Patient Story #1: Jeff Shinkle
    Patient Story#2: Maya Hudson
    Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risks & Complications
New Directions

Maggot Therapy
Intro to Maggots
History of Maggot Debridement Therapy
Maggot Life Cycle
Clinical Use of Maggot Debridement Therapy
    Patient's Story
    Presurgical Debridement
    Venous Stasis/Diabetic Ulcers
    Burns
    Decubitus Ulcers
    Infection/Gangrene
Procedure for Maggot Debridement Therapy
    Equipment & Supplies
    Procedure for Maggot Application
    Procedure for Maggot Removal
Nursing implications
    Managing MDT Complications

Documentation
Disclosure & Disclaimer

Exam and Evaluation

About the author

References