WoundCon Summer 2022

15.5 CME Credits | 15.5 Contact Hours

WoundSource Academy Promo 2

This CE / CME Activity includes 16 wound care focused presentations facilitated by leading wound educators and was originally presented live, July 15, 2022. The activity includes over 15 hours of wound care content.

Earn up to 15.5 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.

The Reconstruction Ladder: The Skin Substitute Rung
The reconstruction ladder is the guiding principle for wound reconstruction with the aim of restoring form and function to patients. It is meant to represent the spectrum of closure options available for wounds beginning with the simplest, most effective technique possible. Advanced therapies, such as skin substitutes, offer additional “rungs” on the reconstructive ladder to foster a more holistic patient-based approach with improved outcomes and cost efficiencies. This session will explore the evolution of the reconstructive ladder and highlight the role of skin substitutes in harnessing a more effective and holistic care model of wound reconstruction.

Dressed to the Nines: Superabsorbents Top Tips
Designed to minimize adherence to the wound and manage exudate, superabsorbent dressings comprise a class of multilayer wound covers that provide either a semiadherent quality or a nonadherent layer, combined with highly absorptive layers of fibers. Second in the Dressed to the Nines series, this session will provide a case-based examination of the wound types best suited for the use of superabsorbents and tips and tricks to optimize their effectiveness.

Symptoms of Malignant Fungating Wounds and Impact on Functional Performance: Putting Evidence into Practice
Individuals with advanced cancer and malignant fungating wounds suffer from high wound- and non-wound-related symptom burdens that can lead to functional performance impairment. Comprehensive, evidence-based symptom assessment and utilization of a palliative wound care framework, PALCARE, are key in developing an effective plan of care to limit functional impairment. This session will provide recent, preliminary descriptive findings from a multiple methods study and utilize this evidence to explore a breast cancer case study.

Pilonidal Sinus Disease
Pilonidal sinus disease is a chronic acquired inflammatory condition of the skin and subcutaneous tissue in the sacrococcygeal area. These abscesses can recur, causing a cycle of surgical intervention and poor postsurgical healing resulting in a chronic tracking wound in an area that is difficult to heal. This session will examine patient pathways to treatment, including comprehensive wound management and patient education.

Sharing Is Caring: Patient Engagement in Wound Care
With the scarcity of available trained health care professionals and the advancing prevalence of chronic wounds, it is critical now more than ever that patients are empowered to take a leading role in their own health care. This session will highlight the increasing importance of patient involvement in managing the burden of wound care and maintaining the sustainability of health care systems.

Pressure Injury Prevention in the Perioperative Setting
Perioperative pressure injury (PI) remains problematic, although little is reported about current perioperative pressure injury prevention (PIP) strategies. PIP is essential to patient safety in the perioperative setting, and clinicians should be knowledgeable about the risk factors and the safety precautions that can be taken to prevent this injury from occurring. This session will investigate risk factors, incidence, and key preventive strategies for perioperative PIs.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: International Viewpoint on Limb Salvage
The burden of diabetic foot complications poses a heavy challenge for both patients and clinicians globally, especially in areas where the number of people living with diabetes is increasing at alarming rates. This session will provide an international perspective on techniques and strategies required to address this problem, combined with a multidisciplinary team approach to reduce the burgeoning epidemic of diabetic foot disease.

Biophysical Technologies for Debridement: Comparing and Contrasting Pulsed Lavage and Contact Low-Frequency Ultrasound
Pulsed lavage (PL) is a form of mechanical hydrotherapy that applies topical solutions under pressure to irrigate and debride wounds, with or without the concurrent application of suction. Closed pulse irrigation and PL with suction are two examples that will be discussed. Contact low-frequency ultrasound uses an irrigation medium to deliver ultrasound energy to the wound bed for immediate debridement of necrotic tissue. This session will highlight PL and contact low-frequency ultrasound, key components to consider when choosing one of these biophysical agents, and will compare and contrast both technologies.

Bioengineering Approaches to Improve Medical Device Design and Prevent Pressure Injuries/Ulcers
Many of the most commonly used medical devices that interface with vulnerable skin and soft tissue have evolved very little in the past decade and are frequently associated with device-related pressure injuries (DRPIs). Future technologies may minimize or even eliminate the possibility of DRPIs. This session will deliver an analysis of the latest bioengineering tools to assess device-related skin and soft tissue damage and future perspectives on a new generation of medical devices specifically designed to minimize the risk of DRPIs.

Assessment of Skin of Color
Health care professionals will be caring for an increasingly diverse population of many ethnic backgrounds and skin colors. Skin color is particularly important in detecting cyanosis and staging pressure injuries. To provide high-quality care for skin of color, the body of knowledge pertaining to appropriate methods for assessing skin of color across the entire continuum must increase. This session will provide practical recommendations for assessing skin of color.

Treat the Whole Patient and Not the Hole: Role of Mental Health in Wound Healing
Wound care clinicians are well aware of the adage “heal the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient” as a guide to successful practice. Traditionally, this focus has considered only physiological comorbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. However, it is clear and has been supported by research studies that psychological factors and social determinants of health play a role in wound healing and patient outcomes. This session will examine the impact of those mental health factors on how quickly and completely patients’
wounds heal.

The Diabetic Charcot Foot
Charcot neuroarthropathy represents a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process with respect to early recognition, health care resource utilization, and patient function, morbidity, and mortality. This session will explore patient-centric, multidisciplinary management of the diabetic Charcot foot, including diabetes control and other risk factors and identification of patients at risk for further fractures requiring offloading and management of bone disease with medical or surgical intervention.

Protein-Energy Malnutrition: What Are the Options for Nutritional Management?
Wound healing is the complex process of replacing injured tissue with new tissue produced by the body. This demands an increased consumption of energy (calories), protein and certain micronutrients. Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is diagnosed when there is impaired absorption and/or inadequate consumption of both protein and energy, which often results in misuse by the body of protein for energy rather than for tissue regeneration and wound healing. This session will explore the continuum of nutrition interventions currently available to address PEM, from oral nutrition supplements to enteral nutrition support and everything in between.

Choosing the Best Ostomy Product for Your Patient
Every person and every stoma are unique, so it is important to explore all options when choosing an ostomy system. The variety of options can make choosing the right ostomy pouch overwhelming, but there are some ways to make the selection process easier. This session will provide a case-based approach to choosing an ostomy pouch that works well for your patient’s personal lifestyle and preferences.

Nanotechnology and Wound Healing
Nanotechnology is an exciting emerging field that has gained special attention in skin regeneration based on the structural similarity of nanofibers to the extracellular matrix. Many different polymeric nanofibers with distinct properties have been developed and tested as scaffolds for skin regeneration. This session will examine the functionalities of nanofibrous materials and their impact in wound healing.

A “Wound” to the Wise — Practical Tips and Tricks of Wound Care and Closing Remarks
This novel segment will feature dynamic and short pearls from course faculty members who will offer practical, digestible takeaways to help you optimize patient care. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda as we present the second segment in this series. Stay tuned for details on how you can have your “A ‘Wound’ to the Wise” featured during an upcoming WoundCon event.

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

WoundCon Summer 2022 On-Demand Accreditation
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 internet enduring activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet enduring activity is designated for 15.5 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This continuing nursing education activity awards a maximum of 15.5 contact hours for this internet enduring activity. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13255 for 15.5 contact hours. This activity will also award pharmacotherapeutic contact hours, however, final designated credit hours will not be announced until all content is reviewed and approved.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME). NACCME is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. NACCME has approved this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 15.5 continuing education contact hours.

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU). RD’s and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Planning Committee
The planning committee comprises: Cathy Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP; Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA and Miranda Henry from HMP Communications and Samantha Conforti, Emmie McCalley, and Greaton Sellers from NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewers
The independent clinical reviewers for this activity are:

Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
Bristol, Connecticut

Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA
President, South Texas Wound Associates, PA;
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, UT Health
Associate Professor, University of the Incarnate Word Osteopathic School, San Antonio, Texas

Nurse Planner
The nurse planner for this activity is:

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN
Nurse Practitioner
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California

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Copyright © 2021 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.

Grievance Policy
Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by NACCME, LLC may contact Samantha Conforti, Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at sconforti@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Manager, Accreditation and Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Associate Director, Greaton Sellers, Accreditation and Compliance, can be requested for a second level of review. Mr. Sellers can be contacted via phone at 609-371-1137, by email at gsellers@naccme.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

ADA Statement
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In accordance with our disclosure policies, NACCME is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME.

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  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company; and
  2. Any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion.

NACCME has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
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The following speakers have indicated relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND: Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Abbot Nutrition; Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Medtrition; Speakers Bureau – Nutricia
  • Janice Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN: Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Coloplast
  • Luis G. Fernandez, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS: Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Acera Surgical
  • Maria S. Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA: Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Medline; Other Financial or Material Support, Speaker-Honorarium – Radiometer
  • Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS: Advisory Board, Consultant, Speakers Bureau – 3M; Advisory Board, Consultant, Speakers Bureau – UrgoMed
  • Zena Moore, MSc, PhD: Grant/Research Support – Bruin Biometrics; Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management Division
  • Susan M. Scott, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse: Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Molnlycke Health Care; Consultant, Speakers Bureau – Sage: A Division of Stryker Medical
  • Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS: Consultant – orthofix; Royalties – Wolters-Kluwer

No other faculty, planner, or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company (commercial interest).

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off -label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

Speaker disclosures, as well as off -label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices, will be disclosed prior to the start of each session.


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 NACCME, the accreditation provider for this activity.

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

Time to Complete: 14 hours, 5 minutes

Released: July 15, 2022

Expires: July 15, 2023

Maximum Credits:
15.5 CME Credits | 15.5 Contact Hours