Assessing the Evidence: Appraising the Value of Meta-Analysis in Wound Care
Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA
Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Specialist
Allen Gabriel, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center
Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, and others involved in the management of patients with, or at risk for, chronic wounds.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Examine the evolution negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) evidence
- Appraise the value of meta-analyses of clinical effectiveness of NPWT
- Translate evidence in practice through a case-based review of the use of NPWT in a variety of wounds
To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.
Release Date: March 31, 2021
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
There is no fee associated with this activity.
NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported "Assessing the Evidence: Appraising the Value of Meta-Analysis in Wound Care" through educational grants and/or in-kind support: 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division
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The faculty has reported the following:
Ms. Faust: Consultant and Speakers' Bureau — 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division, Urgo Medical
Dr. Gabriel: Consultant — Allergan, 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division
Dr. Kim: Consultant and Speakers' Bureau — 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division
Dr. Federman and Ms. Seaman have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Federman and Ms. Seaman have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, CA
Ms. Seaman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
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