On-Demand Web Module

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

Course Faculty

Greg Patterson, MD, FACS, CWS
Medical Director
General and Vascular Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Archbold Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine
Thomasville, Georgia

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA
Director of Public Policy and Education
American Medical Technologies
Irvine, California

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Kissimmee, Florida
Health Central Hospital
Ocoee, Florida

Intended Learners

Physicians, Pharmacists, Podiatrists, Wound Care Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Masters Prepared Nurses, Registered Nurses, Associate Degree Nurses, Dietitians, Sales and Marketing Specialists within wound care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the etiology of chronic wounds and extrinsic factors that contribute to and affect wound healing outcomes.
  • Describe the phases of wound healing and the associated microenvironment, cellular components and their functions in wound healing.
  • Identify the anatomy of the skin and other important structures.
  • Assess research and evidence related to wound management.
  • Describe specific diagnostic tests, examination tests, lab tests and measures related to wound assessment and management.
  • Identify the components of wound assessment and documentation.
  • Identify methods for recognizing soft tissue and bone infections, bioburden management, and treatment of local and systemic infections.
  • Discuss nutritional factors and the underlying deficiencies that impact wound healing.
  • Relate the psychosocial and cognitive aspects to patient outcomes in wound repair.
  • Describe specific treatment interventions for chronic wounds including debridement, topical therapies, and biophysical expertise.

Activity Overview

This on-demand web module is available with synchronized slides and video.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 30-question online 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.

After purchasing access to WCPC On-Demand, participants have 90 days of unlimited access to view the entire program as often as they wish.

Release date: June 16, 2014
Expiration date: June 16, 2017
Estimate time to complete: 15 hours

The fee for this online module is $750
For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Hardware/Software Requirements

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Accreditation

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is 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 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 15.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13255 for 15.0 contact hours.

CPE

This activity is approved for 15 contact hours (1.50 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN 0276-0000-14-094-H01-P)

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager of Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 300 Rike Drive, Suite A, Millstone Township, NJ 08535, or by e-mail at info@naccme.com. The Senior Manager of Accreditation and Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

CPME

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. NACCME has approved this activity for a maximum of 15.0 continuing education contact hours.

Dietitians

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 15 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

CDR Accredited Provider #HM001                                  

Level 3 Synthesis Level

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, Vice Chairman, Professor and Stiefel Laboratories Chair, Department of Dermatology University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Carolyn Cuttino, BSN, RN, CWCN, Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, Greg Patterson, MD, FACS, CWS, Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, CWS, UHM, Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA, Susie Seaman, NP, Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, and Csilla Mathe, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin and John Savage, NACCME.

Financial Disclosures 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:

Ms. Cuttino : Consultant – Advisory Board for FXI; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau – Hollister, Smith and Nephew

Dr. Kirsner: Grant Support – MacroCure, Smith and Nephew; Consultant – 3M, KCI, Mölnlycke Healthcare, LLC, Organogenesis; Scientific Advisor – Healogics, Keraplast, Kerecis.

Dr.  Patterson : Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Dr. Ruotsi: Consultant – Organogenesis, Smith and Nephew.
Ms. Scarborough
: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor – Coloplast, Mölnlycke Healthcare, LLC, Smith and Nephew; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau - Mölnlycke Healthcare, LLC.

Ms. Weir: Consultant – Smith and Nephew, Systagenix; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau – Hollister, Smith and Nephew, Spiracur, Organogenesis; HMP Communications

Ms. Mathe, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin and Mr. Savage 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.

Off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be disclosed prior to the presentation.

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Copyright © 2014 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.