The Balancing Effect: The Influence of pH on Chronic Wound Healing
Matthew M. Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS
Medical Director, Wound Healing Institute, South Campus,
M Health Fairview; Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS
Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery;
Medical Director, Wound Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Gregory Schultz, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida
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This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and podiatrists.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Explain association between wound pH and healing process and progress
- Correlate the beneficial impact of slightly acidic pH in controlling wound infection, increasing antimicrobial activity, altering protease activity, releasing oxygen, reducing toxicity of bacterial end products, and enhancing epithelialization and angiogenesis
- Recognize the deleterious effects of high pH in the wound bed and the ability of high pH to encourage pathogen growth
- Examine the importance of purity of hypochlorous acid preservative in a cleanser solution, and the role of the low pH
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Release Date: March 31, 2022
Expiration Date: March 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour
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Dr. Melin: Speaker/Honoraria — Aroa Biosurgery; Grant/Research Support — Primus Pharm
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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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