The increasing incidence of diabetic foot ulcers and wounds creates challenges for practitioners regarding strategies to treat this complex comorbidity; however, not all practitioners are able to stay abreast of the most recent advances and techniques resulting in practice gaps among some patients.
This activity will provide an in-depth review of limb revascularization and wound care for patients with diabetes and update health care practitioners regarding the current understanding of the biologic basis of vascularization in diabetes, assessment and classification of wounds, and current therapies. Through a knowledgeable approach to treating this patient population, practitioners will be able to incorporate the latest research and clinical trial findings into their practice.
Who Should Attend
Internists, surgeons, interventional cardiologists, podiatrists, wound and acute care specialists, physician assistants, hospital and skilled nursing staff, and administrators of wound care centers will gain knowledge from attending this activity.
By attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast outcomes data on interventional strategies for revascularization for limb salvage
- Select the most appropriate surgical approach to limb revascularization
- Present an evidence-based discussion of strategies for diagnosing and treating diabetic wounds
- Implement offloading strategies and therapeutic adjuncts to improve wound care
- Define the changes in coding related to vascular interventions and summarize the common pitfalls of wound care coding
- Present novel strategies for reducing readmissions and meeting CMS quality outcomes
- Identify and characterize atypical nonvascular wounds
- Discuss alternative and unique uses of negative pressure wound therapy to treat chronic wounds
- Identify the distinguishing features of venous and mixed venous pathology and select the most appropriate therapy for venous intervention in both the acute and office-based settings
- Describe the role of team collaboration in wound care
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interprofessional collaboration, Team and Team Building.
In support of improving patient care, Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides 15 contact hours for nurses.
International Conference Management is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. International Conference Management has approved this activity for a maximum of 15 continuing education contact hours.