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Carolyn Cuttino, BSN, RN, CWCN, CWS 
Certified Wound Care Nurse 
Carolina Wound Care 
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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

Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, CWS, UHM 
Medical Director, Advanced Wound Healing Centers 
Catholic Health System 
Cheektowaga, New York

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

Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS
Program Director 
Wound Management Center 
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital 
Jackson, Tennessee Dot Weir, RN, CWOCN, CWS 

Dot Weir, RN, CWOCN, CWS 
Advanced Wound Healing Centers
Cheektowaga, New York 


Intended Learners

Physicians, Podiatrists, Wound Care Surgeons, Physical Therapists and PTAs, Occupational Therapists and OTAs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Master’s-Prepared Nurses, Registered Nurses, Associate Degree Nurses, Dietitians, and 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 agents.


Activity Overview

Three nationally recognized experts and educators in Wound Care teach each course. The Wound Certification Prep Course is an intensive 17-hour seminar, providing a comprehensive review of topics related to wound management. The course also includes valuable practice tests and test-taking strategies.

To be eligible for documentation of credit of this live event, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. To access the online evaluation, participants must first register online at Completed evaluations must be received within 30 days of the live event. Participants must complete the evaluation form online at and will immediately receive documentation of credit.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.



In 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.



NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This continuing nursing education activity awards 17.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13255 for 17.0 contact hours.



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 17 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.                                                                         

CDR Accredited Provider #HM001                                  

Level 3 Synthesis Level


Physical Therapists

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) will seek approval for this course from the following physical therapy boards: Mississippi, Nevada, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

California Medical Sciences Foundation: This course has been approved for 17 continuing education hours by the Medical Sciences Foundation. Approval # 6605

Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice: This course has been approved by the Florida State Board of Physical Therapy (CE17-578924)

Kentucky Physical Therapy Association: 17 contact hours (category 1) may be granted for course completion. (Approval #: 81-16-1PKPTA).

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: This course has been awarded 17 clinical hours.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the MD State Board of Physical Therapy for 1.7 CEUs.

New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course was approved for 17 continuing education credits. (NJBPTE Approval # 2016-038).

Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA): This course has been approved for 17 hours of continuing education in Ohio by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association: Approval #17S0206

Pennsylvania Department of State | Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs. This course has been approved for 17.00 (17 GEN, 0, DA). (Approval # PTCE010423).

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy: This course has been approved for 17.0 contact hours (Approval#: NACCME-F17-01). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter


Continuing Podiatric Education

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 17 continuing education contact hours.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Yale University School of Medicine, Newton, Connecticut

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


Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Carolyn Cuttino, BSN, RN, CWCN; Daniel Federman, MD, FACP; Greg Patterson, MD, FACS, CWS; Lee C. Ruotsi, MD, CWS, UHM; Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA; Hollie Mangrum, PT, DPT, CWS; Susie Seaman, NP; Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS; and Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, and John Savage of 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 commercial companies related to this activity. All potential conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed. 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: Promotional Speakers’ Bureau–Smith and Nephew Biotherapeutics; Speaker–Lohmann & Rauscher

Dr. Ruotsi: Consultant–Acelity; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau–Smith & Nephew, Organogenesis

Ms. Scarborough: Employee–American Medical Technologies

Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor/Promotional Speakers’ Bureau–Smith and Nephew Biotherapeutics

Ms. Weir: Consultant–Mölnlycke Healthcare, LLC; Apililon Medical, Medicine, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Acelity; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau–Smith & Nephew, Lohmann & Rauscher, Organogenesis, Osiris Medical, Hollister, BSN, Molnlycke, Acelity

Dr. FedermanMs. 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.


Hardware /Software Requirements

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7) or Mac (Mac OS 10.x or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


ADA Statement

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that the cutoff date for cancellations is 30 business days prior to the event. All cancellations must be received 30 business days prior to the event. All cancellations must be received in writing (mailed or emailed) and postmarked by that date. Full registration will be refunded, minus a $100 processing fee, only to cancellations received in writing before that date. Registrations are transferable at any time.


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NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. NACCME and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual's consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. 

NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

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.

No commercial interest provided commercial support for this continuing education activity

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