Patient-Pathway to Wound Management: Cascading Approach to VLU Management
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, FAAWC
Medical Director, Institute for Advanced Wound Care
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP,CWON-AP, FACCWS
Fargo, North Dakota
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Saratoga Springs, New York
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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 best practices in compression therapy and skin and wound care to optimize VLU management
- Recognize the critical importance of compression therapy as the cornerstone of VLU management
- Examine the role of dressings and mechanically powered negative pressure wound therapy to support VLU healing
- 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
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: April 30, 2022
Expiration Date: November 30, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour
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Dr. Treadwell: Speakers Bureau - 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division
Ms. Greenstein: Advisory Board - 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division, Coloplast, Urgo Medical; Speakers Bureau - 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division, Urgo Medical, Smith and Nephew
Ms. Weir: Consultant/Speakers Bureau - 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division
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 has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California
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