CME/CE Session

Friday, July 15, 2022

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Dressed to the Nines: Super Absorbents Top Tips

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Designed to minimize adherence to the wound and manage exudate, super absorbent 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 super absorbents and tips and tricks to optimize their effectiveness.

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Symptoms of Malignant Fungating Wounds and Impact on Functional Performance: Putting Evidence Into Practice

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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The Reconstruction Ladder: The Skin Substitute Rung

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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. 

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Pilonidal Sinus Disease

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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. 

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Pressure Injury Prevention in the Perioperative Setting

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Sharing Is Caring: Patient Engagement in Wound Care

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Bioengineering Approaches to Improve Medical Device Design and Prevent Pressure Injuries

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Many of the most commonly used medical devices, which 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.

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Biophysical Technologies for Debridement: Comparing and Contrasting Pulsed Lavage and Contact Low-Frequency Ultrasound

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management: International Viewpoint on Limb Salvage

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Assessment of Skin of Color

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Head-to-Toe Wound Healing: Discussing the Role of Mental Health

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Wound care clinicians are well aware of the adage “heal the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient” as 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.

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The Diabetic Charcot Foot

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Choosing the Best Ostomy Product for Your Patient

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Nanotechnology and Wound Healing

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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Protein-Energy Malnutrition: What Are the Options for Nutritional Management?

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

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A “Wound” to the Wise: Practical Tips and Tricks of Wound Care and Closing Remarks

.5 CME Credits | .5 Contact Hours

This novel segment will feature dynamic and short pearls from course faculty members who will offer practical, digestible take aways to help you optimize patient care. We invite you to actively be part of the WoundCon agenda as we roll out this new and exciting segment for all future WoundCons. Stay tuned for details on how you can have your “A ‘Wound’ to the Wise” featured during an upcoming WoundCon event.