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WEB104 Physiology of Wound Healing

1.00 Credits

Released Mar 16, 2017

Expires Mar 16, 2019

Program Description

Program Description

Understanding the basic physiology of wound healing is crucial to developing a basis for assessment and treatment of acute and chronic wound patients. This lecture defines the normal phases of wound healing and describes the interactions and mechanisms of the primary cells involved in this cascade. The inflammatory phase and the role of free oxygen radicals will be explored in detail. Factors that can negatively impact on normal wound healing are presented.

Intended Audience

Physicians, PAs, NPs, Nurses, Discharge Planners, Admissions Coordinators, Social Services

Upon completion of program:

  • Identify the phases of wound healing and the mechanisms of inflammation.
  • Recognize the wound which has stalled in healing due to excessive inflammation.
  • Describe clinical strategies to treat excessive inflammation.
  • Demonstrate that implementation of appropriate management algorithms improves patient healing and clinical outcomes.
  • Demonstrate team based communication that will foster implementation of appropriate management algorithms resulting in improved patient healing and clinical outcomes.


Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare (AZH); a novel company dedicated to excellence in wound, vascular and regenerative clinical services. Dr. Niezgoda is also the founder of WebCME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education online. Over the past 10 years, WebCME has trained over five thousand healthcare providers. For 16 years (1998-2013) Dr. Niezgoda held the position of Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin and served as the President and Chief Medical Officer of Hyperbaric & Wound Care Associates. He is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and Vice President of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Niezgoda holds an M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, and is a 1981 graduate of U.S. Air Force Academy.

Faculty Disclosure

Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS is on the speakers’ bureau for Acelity.

CME Reviewer

Ruchit Parikh, PharmD
Associate Medical Director
Haymarket Medical Education

Dr. Parikh has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education and Acelity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a copy of your credit certificate.


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