WoundCon Spring 2021

13.75 CME Credits | 13.75 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, March 12, 2021. The activity includes over 12 hours of wound care content.

Earn up to 13.75 CE/CME credits.

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

Opening Keynote: The Impact Of Adverse Childhood Experiences On Wound Healing
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been shown to cause various short- and long-term negative physical and mental health effects in all age groups, including major chronic conditions that can lead to death. ACEs include emotional, physical, sexual abuse, and traumatic loss of a loved, among others. These experiences may lead to possible domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness later in life.

Atypical Wounds: Malignant Wounds
Malignant wounds pose an emotional and physical challenge for patients and families. These wounds can be visually distinctive, malodorous, and very painful, making patients feel isolated. These atypical wounds can also be difficult to manage as a result of factors such as location, odor, high amounts of exudate, and bleeding.

Nutrition And Wound Healing: The Top Questions Health Care Providers Ask
Clinicians should recognize nutrition and hydration as top priorities in encouraging wound healing. Nutrition status should be evaluated and addressed early in treatment to prevent potential complications. Poor nutrition may prolong the inflammation phase of wound healing and cause the healing process to stagnate.

Wound Dressing Selection: Choosing The Best Options
Wound dressing selection can be a challenge for all clinicians given the abundance of categories and technologies available. Practical knowledge of wound etiology and characteristics and selection of the appropriate wound dressings are important elements in optimizing wound healing.

3D Printing In Wound Management
It has been found that 3D printed wound dressings can be highly effective. Recent studies show that enhanced angiogenesis has been seen in wounds treated with 3D printed dressings when compared with electrospun dressings. These findings can assist in choosing dressing architecture and polymer compositions to achieve positive wound healing outcomes.

10 Wound Care Telemedicine Skills That Can Help A Telemedicine Visit
Telemedicine has become a staple in many health care practices in response to the ongoing pandemic. Telemedicine has been beneficial for lowering costs of care and reducing office visits while continuing to support short healing times and prevent amputation. For patients with chronic wounds who are at home and/or in isolation, telemedicine can be used to help monitor, support, and engage the patient or caregivers.

Which Offloading Device Is Right For This Patient?
DFUs impact a large portion of the population diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. It is imperative to evaluate and appropriately utilize the many offloading devices available for patients with DFUs. Offloading DFUs and areas of the foot at risk for developing DFUs supports practical prevention and management practices.

Burn Care For The Non-Burn Specialist
There are nearly half a million people in the United States with acute thermal injuries. Burn injuries can be caused by sources other than just heat, and how they are treated depends on the cause of the injury, the level of tissue destruction, and the percentage of the body affected.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: An Update On The Evidence
Staying up to date on the latest evidence-based adjunctive therapies will help support and encourage prevention, healing, limb salvage, and survival in DFU management. Patients need consistent follow-up and the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to optimize the most effective management methods for DFUs.

Physical Therapy Modalities In Wound Care
Physical therapy modalities are sometimes used in wound care as adjunctive therapies to encourage healing. These therapies should always be used in combination with standard of care therapies, including wound bed preparation, offloading, and moist wound healing.

Improving Wound Outcomes Without Antibiotics: Evidence From A Randomized Controlled Trial
Chronic wounds are a major burden from a quality of life and treatment cost perspective. Early identification of wounds, early implementation of interventions, and selection of appropriate dressings to manage bioburden and promote moist wound healing are essential in improving wound outcomes without the use of antibiotics.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HBOT is indicated for treating wounds that have impaired oxygen delivery, resulting in a hypoxic state. This adjunctive therapy discourages angiogenesis and dysfunction of wound tissue. HBOT delivers oxygen to the vessels and triggers differentiation of fibroblasts to myofibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for wound contraction and new tissue growth.

Understanding Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: From Epidermis To Fascia
Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive and require immediate treatment. Understanding the clinical features of NSTIs is vital in diagnosing this rare and destructive condition; however, clinical features may be subtle or not apparent in the beginning stages of development.

Diabetic Wounds With Osteomyelitis: Can I Treat With Oral Antibiotics?
Patients with DFUs are at high risk for recurring infections, with DFO the most common, complex, and recurrent type of infection. DFO can lead to an increased risk of amputation and mortality. Early identification of DFUs and timely diagnosis, treatment, and management are vital in preventing moderate to severe DFIs.

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 13.75 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 13.75 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 13.75 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:
Barbara J. Aung, DPM, DABPM, CWS, FAPWHc
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP
Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN
Robert Cyr, DPM
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA
Tiffany Hamm, BSN, RN, ACHRN, CWS
Abraham Joy, PhD
Dianne Rudolph, GNP-bc, DNP, CWOCN
David Russell, MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA

The following speakers have indicated relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LDN, NWCC, FAND: Abbott Nutrition
Luis Fernàndez, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS: 3M Health Care, Urgo Medical
Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS: Avita Medical, Exsurco Medical
Catherine Milne, MSn, APRN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP: 3M Health Care, ConvaTec, Sanara MedTech, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Richard Simman, MD, FACS, FACCWS: Medline
John Steinberg, DPWM: Integra, Medline, Organogenesis


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, 50 minutes

Released: March 12, 2021

Expires: March 12, 2022

Maximum Credits:
13.75 CME Credits | 13.75 Contact Hours