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WND101 Wound Care Review Course

20.00 Credits

Released Jan 15, 2015

Expires Jan 31, 2019

FACULTY

Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS (Course Director)

Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, FAAN

Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA

Kathya M. Zinszer, MD

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, fellows, mid-level practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals who are involved in the care of patients with acute and chronic wounds. This course is appropriate for both entry level novice practitioners as well as for experienced clinicians who want to review basic wound care concepts and best practice standards. Additionally, this course is intended to meet the educational needs of professionals who see wound care patients in a variety of care settings including: hospital based clinic, outpatient clinic, office based practice, inpatient service, home care, urgent care clinic, or emergency department.

TOPICS AND EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

The content of this course is clinically concentrated but also includes valuable practice tests and test-taking strategies. While focused on ensuring your success in passing any of the currently offered certification exams, The Wound Care Review Course is also an excellent educational opportunity for all wound care professionals who want to expand their knowledge and excel clinically.

PURPOSE FOR THE ENDURING MATERIAL

The goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive course which reviews the essential concepts in the care of patients with compromised wound healing. The educational experience is designed to be clinically relevant to daily wound care treatment and to provide instruction in management protocols and algorithms which include the diagnosis and treatment of non-healing wounds. A primary goal is to educate all providers regarding best practice standards of care and to increase optimal patient outcomes by maximizing wound healing, improving limb salvage rates and decreasing patient morbidity.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Know the physiology of wound healing.
  • Explain wound classification by etiology and characteristics.
  • Identify general diagnostics related to the management of nonhealing wounds.
  • Discuss nutrition related to wound healing.
  • Identify and discuss the basic management of pressure ulcers and deep tissue injury, diabetic, surgical and vascular ulcers.
  • Describe pain parameters and pain management strategies related to wound care.
  • Identify and recognize wound infections and describe the management of an infected wound.
  • Discuss adjunctive and advanced wound care therapies.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

1,200 minutes

This activity is valid from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2019; original release date January 15, 2015.

FACULTY AND PLANNER DISCLOSURES

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:

Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS (Course Director), reports that he received consulting fees from Acelity, and speaker honoraria from Acelity and MiMedx.

Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, FAAN, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests..

Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Kathya M. Zinszer, MD, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

The planners and managers at American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and WebCME reported that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity.

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) and WebCME. ABQAURP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses. ABQAURP designates this activity for 20.0 nursing contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

ABQAURP can be reached at (800) 998-6030.

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