Reducing the Burden of Stalled Wounds: Progressing Towards Healing

Reducing the Burden of Stalled Wounds: Progressing Towards Healing

On-Demand Webcast
Faculty

Ira M. Herman, PhD
Professor and Director
Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Center for Innovations in Wound Healing Research
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Specialists of Delaware County
Springfield, Pennsylvania

Lee C. Ruotsi, MD
State University of New York at Buffalo
Clinical Assistant Professor
Catholic Health System of Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and nurses involved in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of chronic wounds
  • Recognize the importance of aggressive wound management for chronic wounds
  • Examine the role of enzymatic debridement as an adjunct to sharp debridement in progressing chronic wounds toward healing
  • Recognize the impact of chronic wounds on healthcare costs and patient’s quality of life
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast was recorded from the live SAWC Spring lunch symposium on April 6, 2017.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10 question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: April 26, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hour

Participants who completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

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There is no fee associated with this activity.

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Accreditation

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME

NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.

CPE

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN: JA0006201-0000-18-114-H01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

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Independent clinical reviewer: Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut

Nurse planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, CA

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Ira M. Herman, PhD, Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, CWS, UHM, Susie Seaman, NP; and Kristin Ciszeski, Tanya Kenevich, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, John Savage and Sydney Turner, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Herman: Grant/Research—Tufts University; Research—Smith & Nephew

Dr. Lehrman: Board of Directors—American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, American Professional Wound Care Association; Consultant—Endo, Smith & Nephew, Molnlycke, MTF; Speakers’ Bureau—BSN Medical, Smith & Nephew

Dr. Ruotsi: Speakers’ Bureau—Organogenesis, Smith & Nephew

Ms. Seaman: Scientific advisor—Smith & Nephew, Inc., Promotional Speakers’ Bureau—Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Dr. Federman has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. Kenevich, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage and Ms. Turner have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devises will be discussed in the presentations.

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Copyright © 2017 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.