WoundCon Summer 2020
9.25 CME Credits | 9.25 Contact Hours
This CE / CME Activity includes 10 wound care focused presentations facilitated by leading wound educators and originally presented live, July 17, 2020. The activity includes over 9 hours of wound care content.
Earn up to 9.25 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.
Keynote: The Pandemic’s Companion: COVID-19 Device-Related Pressure Ulcers in Patients and Providers
Both patients and health care providers are at risk of pressure ulcer related to medical device use. Patients may develop pressure ulcers from catheters, oxygen tubing, and feeding tubes, and providers, especially in the COVID-19 pandemic, may develop ulcers from extended use of goggles or face masks. Education of both patients and providers regarding prevention and strategies to reduce skin injury risk is paramount.
Is This Wound Infected? Mastering Infection and Biofilm Assessment
Clinicians should be able to identify bacterial balance during wound assessments and thus reduce the risk of infection and promote wound healing. Chronicity is a common challenge in wound care, and biofilm and infection are often found in chronic wounds. Practical knowledge of infection risk factors, proper diagnosis, appropriate monitoring, and effective treatment planning is needed to prevent biofilm formation and infection in chronic wounds.
The Diagnostic Dilemma, Part 1: Identification of Atypical Wounds and Calciphylaxis
Atypical wounds account for 20% of chronic wounds, but their mechanisms remain unclear. Calciphylaxis, primarily seen in chronic kidney failure, is a condition caused by accumulated calcium in the small blood vessels at the subcutaneous level. Both atypical wounds and calciphylaxis should be managed with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.
Skin Damage Assessment: Distinguishing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis From Pressure Injury
Correctly differentiating pressure injuries from incontinence-associated dermatitis is essential for various reasons, including treatment selection, national targets, and reimbursement considerations. Although some anatomical overlap exists, these two conditions have distinct etiological, pathophysiological, and clinical features that can be identified by careful assessment.
COVID Toes and Other Skin Manifestations of the COVID-19 Virus
Some patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have developed rashes and other skin manifestations, most notably the condition known as COVID toes. The numbers of reported patients with COVID toes and skin-related issues continue to increase, but further research is needed to link the viral infection to the skin manifestations. The American Academy of Dermatology has developed a COVID-19 Dermatology Registry for health care providers to use for reporting dermatologic conditions in their COVID-19 patients.
Keynote: Limb Preservation in Diabetes – A Combination of Team, Technology and Tenacity
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are pivotal events in limb loss because they are avenues for infection and cause tissue necrosis and poor wound healing. Limb amputation diminishes patients’ quality of life and carries a mortality risk. Best practice management of patients with DFUs uses a multidisciplinary team approach to prevent amputation and save lives.
The Diagnostic Dilemma, Part: Ischemic Versus Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Optimal management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), both neuropathic and ischemic, includes clinical awareness, blood glucose control, regular foot inspection, offloading in high-risk patients, custom footwear, wound care, and timely diagnosis. Intravascular therapy plays a vital role in DFU management in patients facing limb threat risks. An angiosome-directed approach to lower limb revascularization has been found useful in some patients.
Common Post-Operative Complications and How to Avoid Them
Enhancing nutritional status is vital for preventing and managing wounds in surgical patients. Malnutrition leads to delayed wound healing, increased infection rates, and wound chronicity. Various strategies are recommended for treating patients with nutritional deficiencies to optimize nutrition and wound healing outcomes.
The Diagnostic Dilemma, Part 3: Venous, Arterial or Both?
Venous and arterial ulcers are the most common types of leg ulcerations, although vascular ulcers can also have a mixed venous-arterial etiology. Effective management of vascular wounds depends on accurate, thorough assessment and diagnosis, as well as evidence-based best practice therapies for optimal clinical results.
Managing the Compromised Skin and Fistulas of Bariatric Patients
Bariatric patients face daily challenges with personal care, skin breakdown, and the need for appropriate equipment. These patients need physical and emotional preparation for the fistula and ostomy interventions, and postoperative self-care. If wounds develop, negative pressure wound therapy has been found effective in these patients.
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.
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 9.25 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 9.25 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 9.25 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:
Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP
Susan Gallagher, PhD, RN
Amit Gefen, PhD
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Michael Maier, DPM
Catherine Milne, MSN, APRN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP
Karen Ousey, PhD, MA, PGDE, BA, DPPN, RN, FHEA , CMg
Matthew Regulski, DPM, CMET, FAPWCA, FCCWS, WHS, FAPWH©
Dianne Rudolph, APRN-BC, DNP, CWOCN
Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA, CWSP
Randall Wolcott, MD
The following speakers have indicated relevant financials relationships to disclose:
Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LDN, NWCC, FAND: Abbott Nutrition
Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP: Mölnlycke, Urgo North America
James McGuire, DPM, LPT, LPed: Smith & Nephew, Pure & Clean, Essity, Osiris, Drexel University
Alex Wong, MD, FACS: ACell, Inc
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.
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