WoundCon Fall 2020

13.5 CME Credits | 13.5 Contact Hours

WoundSource Academy Promo 2

This CE / CME Activity includes 14 wound care focused presentations facilitated by leading wound educators and originally presented live, November 13, 2020. Over 12 hours of wound care content.

Earn up to 13.5 CE/CME.

Up-to-date education on evidence-based wound care practices directly related to issues being experienced in facilities around the globe.

Chronic Wounds – A Silent Public Health Crisis
Wound chronicity poses an ongoing challenge to wound care professionals and is a major public health issue. Practical knowledge of factors contributing to delayed healing is necessary for optimal treatment of chronic wounds. Participants in this session will be able to describe the silent public health crisis of wound chronicity, explain challenges that health care professionals face with chronic wounds, identify relevant economic and social factors, apply multidisciplinary approaches to achieve better outcomes, and evaluate underlying disorders that delay wound healing.

Diagnostic Dilemma, Part 1 – Atypical Wounds: Animal and Insect Bites
Management of animal and insect bite wounds consists of wound cleansing, debridement, and repair of skin and soft tissues. Depending on the circumstances, prophylactic rabies and tetanus injections may be indicated. Participants in this session will be able to describe strategies in prevention and management of animal and insect bites, identify differences between inflammation and infection in bite wounds, and evaluate the appropriateness of prophylaxis against animal bites.

The Ultimate “Whodunnit” – Using Forensic Skills in Wound Assessment
Using forensic skills provides a thorough and comprehensive skin and wound assessment. Identifying underlying conditions, factors affecting healing, nutritional status, and the appropriate diagnosis while using a patient-centered approach can reveal the best care plan for each patient. Participants in this session will be able to describe a systematic approach to physical assessment, explain forensic skill strategies in comprehensive wound assessment, identify appropriate steps in obtaining a patient’s history, and evaluate the educational and learning needs of a patient and caregiver.

Limb Preservation and Surgical Reconstruction: Preparing Your Patients for Success
Limb preservation and surgical reconstruction require a multidisciplinary approach that entails specific protocols, including preventive measures and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Revascularization, soft tissue expertise, and good medical support in combination will maximize efforts for optimal clinical outcomes. Participants in this session will be able to describe multidisciplinary strategies for patients at risk for limb loss, explain limb preservation and surgical reconstruction goals, identify conditions that can affect limb survival, and evaluate limb preservation and surgical reconstruction protocols.

Diagnostic Dilemma, Part 2 – Atypical Wounds: Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Vasculitic Conditions
Pyoderma gangrenosum and vasculitic wounds are atypical wounds that must be correctly identified for appropriate treatment. Participants in this session will be able to differentiate pyoderma gangrenosum and vasculitic condition wounds by common characteristics, explain the differential diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum, identify clinical findings in both pyoderma gangrenosum and vasculitic wounds, and apply practical knowledge to care pathways for pyoderma gangrenosum and vasculitic wounds.

A Pathway to “Zero” Pressure Injuries / Defining Avoidable Vs. Unavoidable Pressure Injuries
Pressure injuries (PIs) are either avoidable or unavoidable, and they are viewed as a quality of care indicator. Performing a root analysis will help determine whether the wound is avoidable or unavoidable. Practical knowledge of risk assessment tools and intrinsic and extrinsic factors contributing to PI development is essential to implementing a pathway to “zero” PI development. Participants in this session will be able to describe clinical pathways to “zero” PIs, explain avoidable versus unavoidable PIs versus skin failure, identify documentation pearls in avoiding delay in care, and apply strategies in PI prevention and awareness.

Wound Hygiene Protocol: When, Why and How to Cleanse
Because the presence of biofilm delays healing in chronic wounds, biofilm must be disrupted or removed. Wound hygiene provides a structured method of biofilm management that includes cleansing the wound and periwound and refashioning the wound edge. Participants in this session, presented by wound care expert Dot Weir, will be able to describe the rationale for wound hygiene, explain the steps in a wound hygiene protocol, identify the importance of proactive debridement in wound hygiene, and apply practical wound hygiene knowledge in any health care setting.

International Perspectives on Preventing Pressure Injuries
Pressure injury (PI) prevention is a quality of care marker that requires vigilant care from nursing staff and caregivers and constant attention to identified risk factors. Although not all PIs can be prevented, the majority can be avoided by effective PI prevention planning. Participants in this session, presented by wound care expert Dr. Elizabeth Ayello and Gulnaz Tariq, will be able to define how internal stresses can be measured in PI development, explain international approaches to PI prevention and monitoring, identify patients at risk for PIs, maximize multidisciplinary PI prevention planning, and describe ways to reduce pressure, moisture, friction, and shear.

Amputation and Prosthetic Management: Elevating the Standard
In patients with lower limb amputation, rehabilitation involves evaluation, intervention, and setting of treatment goals. Individual treatment goals should be based on the patient’s health status, level of amputation, and personal and environmental factors. Participants in this session will be able to identify key risk factors for amputation, describe evidence-based prosthetic and rehabilitation outcomes using a team-based approach, explain challenges with rehabilitation and prosthesis for the amputee, and evaluate psychological support preparation for the amputee.

Preparing Your Patient for Flap Surgery: It’s Not Just the Morning of Surgery / The Impact of Spasticity on Wound Prevention and Management
Flap surgery in patients with pressure injuries increases the risk of complications. Immobilized and paraplegic patients, especially those with spasticity, are at greater risk of impaired post-operative healing, and spasticity can lead to wound dehiscence. Pre-operative planning for patients with spasticity is vital in optimizing outcomes in this population. Participants in this session will be able to describe advantages and disadvantages of flap surgery options in patients with spasticity, explain flap surgery preparation for these patients, identify challenges of spasticity in wound prevention and management, and evaluate strategies for spasticity control in overall care planning.

Nutrition-Related Surgical Wound Complications
Surgical wounds are distinctly different from chronic wounds. Pre-operative planning should include evaluation for adequate dietary intake and nutrient needs to reduce the risk of surgical wound complications, including non-healing wounds. Participants in this session will be able to identify risk and causative factors for surgical wound complications, review nutritional support and key nutrients for moving non-healing wounds toward a healing trajectory, and explain goal setting methods for prevention of complications, for wound healing, and for managing non-healing surgical wounds.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Essentials: It’s All in the Setting
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an advanced wound care treatment modality that assists in healing of various complex wound types. NPWT has been used in inpatient and outpatient care settings to manage wounds, reduce exudate, and promote new tissue and greater perfusion. Participants in this session will be able to describe wound types benefiting from NPWT, explain how NPWT moves complex wounds toward a healing trajectory, identify challenges using NPWT in various health care settings, list various types of NPWT systems, and evaluate a multidisciplinary approach in various health care settings.

Wound Infections and the Role of Bacteriophages
In response to the global threat of multidrug-resistant bacteria, phage therapy has been considered as an alternative to antibiotics to treat some bacterial infections. Bacteriophage application has been used in localized wound infections, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, and trophic ulcers. Participants in this session, presented by Dr. Randall Wolcott, will be able to explain the wound care infection continuum, identify the role of phagebased therapies in wound healing, describe wound infection types where phage therapy is used, and evaluate prophylactic and therapeutic agents in bacteriophages.

A Role for Both: Hyperbaric and Topical Oxygen in Wound Healing
In wound chronicity, a hypoxic state encourages tissue death and dysfunction. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and topical oxygen therapy have been found clinically useful in enhancing oxygen levels and promoting healing of chronic wounds. Participants in this session will be able to identify risk factors affecting normal wound healing and to select an appropriate oxygen therapy modality that meets the needs of an individual patient.

Educational Objectives

This activity has been designed for practitioners who care for a significant percentage of their patients with chronic and/or acute wounds including but not limited to venous ulcers, pressure ulcers/injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, post-operative wounds, etc., across the health care continuum. This activity is designed to address the educational needs of intermediate and advanced learners.

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

  • Identify current evidence-based concepts in wound management
  • Apply essential elements of wound management in a variety of patient settings
  • Explore the evidence-base behind wound management interventions

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, evidence-based practice, insurance/reimbursement issues, quality
improvement, and interprofessional collaboration.

CME/CE Information

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and Kestrel Health Information/WoundSource. Ciné-Med 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.

Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 13.5 contact hours for nurses.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between Ciné-Med and Kestrel Health Information/WoundSource. Ciné-Med is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a
provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

Ciné-Med has approved this activity for a maximum of 13.5 continuing education contact hours.

All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.


The following speakers have indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Christopher Attinger, MD
Elizabeth Aylleo, PhD, MS, BSN, ETN, RN, CWON, MAPCWA, FAA
Krista Bauer, RN, WCC, OMS
Marie Brown-Etris, RN, CWON
Windy Cole, DPM
Caroline Fife, MD
Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT
Michelle Momenee, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWS
Noel Oliveira, MD, CWSP
Paulinder Rai, DO, MPH
Salah Rubayi, MD, FACS
Dianne Rudolph, APRN-BC, DNP, CWOCN
Jayesh Shah, MD
Gulnaz Tariq, RN, (PAK) Post Grad, BSc, IIWCC (Toronto), MSc Skin Integrity (UK)
Randall Wolcott, MD

The following speakers have indicated relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, CHWS: Mölnlycke Inc., Urgo Medical
Michael Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS: 3M, MTF Biologics, Urgo Medical
Thomas Serena, MD, FACS: Inotec, Inc.
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS: Urgo Medical,
Lohmann & Rauscher, ConvaTec, Misonix


In order to receive CME/CE credits, participants must complete the evaluation questions for each session module they wish to claim credit for. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificates will be distributed online once the participants submit their request according to the instructions provided in the activity.

Online certificates will be issued by Ciné-Med, the accreditation provider for this activity.

For information about the accreditation of this activity, please contact woundsourceacademy@kestrelhealthinfo.com.

Time to Complete: 12 hours, 20 minutes

Released: November 13, 2020

Expires: November 13, 2021

Maximum Credits:
13.5 CME Credits | 13.5 Contact Hours