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WND110 Wound Care Basic Training

23.00 Credits

Released Oct 1, 2016

Expires Sep 30, 2018

FACULTY

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

Beth Bradley, RN, MN, CWOCN

Caroline E. Fife, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA

Prof. Luther C. Kloth, PT, MS, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS

Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM

Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, FAPWCA

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

Basic Training: An Introduction to Wound Care is intended to provide a strong foundation in the basic tenets of wound care, including physiology, assessment and classification. An introduction to the etiology, diagnosis and management algorithms of the major wound care types is provided. While the content of this course is focused at an introductory level and designed for novice wound care providers, it is also an excellent review for the experienced wound care professionals.

PURPOSE FOR THE ENDURING MATERIAL

Basic Training: An Introduction to Wound Care was created to meet the needs of an expanding clinical specialty, based on the requests of physicians, nurses and technicians to provide a web based online introductory wound care educational offering. This course will provide introductory background, knowledge and skills to meet the potential knowledge gap of providers working in the field of wound care.

The educational design of the activity includes didactic presentations, with each lecture followed by a post test and CME survey. Additional a final exam and CME survey will be administered at the conclusion of the course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Understand the basic tenets of wound healing physiology and recognize factors that can cause compromised healing.
  • Discuss the assessment and classification of chronic wounds that allows for implementation of clinical algorithms for initial management.
  • Recognize the scientific basis supporting the management of chronic wounds.
  • Employ therapeutic approaches in Wound Care.
  • Integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through didactic lectures and clinical case studies.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

Estimated time to complete the activity: 1,380 minutes

This activity is valid from September 10, 2016 through September 30, 2018; original release date September 10, 2014..

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:

Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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

Beth Bradley, RN, MN, CWOCN, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests..

Caroline E. Fife, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, reports that she received consulting fees from Microbion Biosciences and ManukaMed; and received speaker honoraria from Today's Wound Clinic Journal.

Prof. Luther C. Kloth, PT, MS, FAPTA, CWS, FACCWS, reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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

Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD, FACHM, FAPWCA, reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Kathya Zinszer, DPM, FAPWCA, 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 Essential Areas and policies 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 enduring material activity for a maximum of 23.0 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 23.0 nursing contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

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

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