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

Author

References