Evidence-based Wound Care Management
Up to 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Release Date: January 24, 2014
Expiration Date: January 24, 2015
Format: CME Enduring Material Online Interactive Discussion
This program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses involved in the care of patients with wounds.
Statement of Purpose
Current chronic wound care practices are inconsistent with evidence-based recommendations for wound management. Effective management of wounds requires a multidisciplinary team with a multisystem focus. While a wound is the focus of care, the primary causes of the wound and its non-healing must be assessed and treated.
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease represent the most common cause of recurring wounds in the elderly population. Evidence-based care for wounds is needed to achieve the best possible outcomes, to improve patient's activities of daily living and to enhance their quality of life.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Recognize non-healing wounds as a symptom of systemic disease process
- Assess a patient's risk for poor wound healing
- Describe and employ effective, evidence-based wound management guidelines
- Understand new therapy options in effective wound management
- Getting the Etiology Right
- Lower Extremity Wound Case Studies
- Treatment Modalities
Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Dr. Joyce Black is an Associate Professor in the Adult Health and Illness Department. She has taught undergraduate students basic concepts, medical surgical nursing and ICU nursing. Dr. Black has received awards from UNMC and the College for her teaching. Her research areas of interest are in wound healing, specifically in pressure ulcers. Dr. Black's disseration examined the patient and wound factors that contributed to healing or nonhealing of diabetics with pressure ulcers. She is certified in wound healing, plastic surgical nursing and is a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Black is the current President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chairman of the NPUAP's task force to redefine pressure ulcer staging.
Jerri Drain, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Jerri received an Associates in Nursing degree from Carl Albert State College and a Bachelors of Nursing from Bartlesville Wesleyan College in 2000. She attended the WOCN program at Emory University and is a Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse. She has been in home care for approximately 12 years where she has held numerous positions. She also held a position as a Practical Nursing instructor for a PN program. Currently, she is a Regional Wound Care Specialist for Amedisys Home Health.
Christine Peterson, NP
Christine has been involved in treating geriatric patients and is a wound care specialist for over 9 years.
Bobbie Stallings, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Bobbie received an Associate Degree in Nursing form Clayton State College and University in 1994, and a Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 1996. She is a 1999 graduate of Emory University's Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Program. Bobbie has been Board Certified in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing since 2000 and is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse's Society. She is a published author in several journals and has been a speaker and educator on Wound and Ostomy care.
Michael Fleming, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Fleming is chief medical officer for Amedisys Home Health Services. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Fleming has more than 29 years of medical field experience and is past President of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians; and was founding President of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum. Dr. Fleming also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Antidote Education Company.
Srinivas Nimmagadda, MD
Srinivas Nimmagadda, M.D. became a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005 after completion of residency at Williamsport Medical Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He did his medical school abroad with extensive clinical training at St. Bartholomew's/London School of Medicine graduating medical school in 1998.
After working in Pennsylvania for 2 years after residency, he moved to Nashville in 2007 and began practicing in Cool Springs. Since arriving to Middle Tennessee, Dr. Nimmagadda has been working on all fronts in advancing geriatric care in the Cool Springs/Franklin community. Dr. Nimmagadda serves as a Regional Medical Director for Middle Tennessee for Amedisys, Inc.
ACCME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Antidote Education Company and Amedisys. Antidote is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Antidote Education Company designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Method of Participation
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
- Click on the link below to participate in the online activity. Answer any polling questions presented.
- Complete the post-test and evaluation presented at the end of the activity.
A statement of credit will be issued automatically upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better. You will have 3 opportunities to successfully complete the post-test.
This CME activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from KCI and Amedisys.
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Individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity reported the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
Jerri Drain, Bobbie Stallings and Dr. Fleming are employed by Amedisys.
Dr. Black is a consultant to and serves on the speakers bureau for the following: Celleration, Coloplast, Hill-Rom, KCI, MohnLycke, and Sage Products, LLC.
Dr. Nimmagadda is a consultant to Amedisys.
Christine Peterson disclosed no conflicts of interest
Please note the ACCME does not consider Amedisys a commercial interest, though relationships with Amedisys are disclosed for transparency.
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