A Stepwise Approach to Managing the Spectrum of VLUs: Examining the use of Aseptically Processed Human Allograft Tissue
Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital and Wound Center
Catherine T. Milne, MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP
Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
Yale School of Nursing
Charles M. Zelen, DPM
Professional Education and Research Institute
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This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, podiatrists, and physical therapists.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Review the spectrum of VLU management from the outpatient wound care setting to the operating room
- Analyze new multi-center randomized clinical trial results for the use of a dehydrated, aseptically-processed human amnion/chorion allograft for VLU management and its application to clinical practice
- Determine when to progress to advanced surgical interventions for venous ulcers that are refractory to other treatments and goals of therapy
- Examine case results for the use of an aseptically processed acellular meshed reticular dermal matrix to help restore tissue and create a scaffolding for autologous skin grafting for recalcitrant VLUs
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Release Date: April 30, 2022
Expiration Date: April 30, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
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Dr. Devigne: Advisory Board — Clyra Medical, Sanara MedTech; Consultant — Appulse, KCI/Acelity/3M, MTF; Speaker's Bureau — Appulse, KCI/Acelity/3M, MTF, Sanara MedTech, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management Division
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Dr. Zelen: Grant/Research Support — DBC Medical, ETS Wound Care, Geistlich Pharma, MISONIX-SOLSYS, MTF Biologics, PolyNovo LLC
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, California
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