Demystifying the Science and Clinical Application of Cleansers with Antimicrobial Preservatives: Differentiating Between Hypochlorous Acid, Hypochlorite and PHMB
This program was recorded during the WoundCon 2021 Virtual Meeting. If you claimed credit for the live program, you cannot claim credit for this enduring program.
Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Professor, Medical Director
University of Texas Southwestern
Mary Anne R. Obst, BSN, RN, CCRN, CWON
Complex Abdomen Specialist
St. Paul, MN
Gregory Schultz, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Florida
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These activities are designed for clinicians, across the continuum, involved in the prevention and management of patients with chronic wounds.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Identify the need for frequent and effective wound cleansing for continued wound bed preparation
- Review the role of the hypochlorous acid as the antimicrobial preservative in wound cleansers compared to other preservative agents, in terms of safety to tissue when exposed to these important ingredients found in cleansing solutions
- Examine the importance of purity of hypochlorous acid preservative in a cleanser solution, and the role of the low pH
- Differentiate between the biological/tissue level effects of hypochlorous acid, versus hypochlorite species and other species such as PHMB (polyhexanide)
- Examine the role of wound cleansers for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with instillation, an idealized treatment algorithm for inpatient care of the infected wound and clinical case results combining NPWT with hypochlorous acid preservative solution instillation
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: July 30, 2021
Expiration Date: December 30, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour
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NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported "Demystifying the Science and Clinical Application of Cleansers with Antimicrobial Preservatives: Differentiating Between Hypochlorous Acid, Hypochlorite and PHMB" through an educational grant: URGO Medical North America
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The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Kim: Consultant—Urgo North America
Ms. Obst: Speaker’s Bureau—3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division; Co-Patent Owner—Fistula Solution
Dr. Schultz: Consultant—DEBx LLC, Kane Biotech, Medline Industries, Inc., Urgo Medical North America
Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, CA
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