Educational Objectives: By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Prescribe the most appropriate wound care regimen taking into account both wound type and patient's ability (i.e. ability to care for themselves, help at home) to allow for fastest, safest wound healing.
- Identify at-risk wounds that require either wound biopsy or more dedicated/aggressive wound care follow up.
- Improve communication between providers and nurses for coordinating care for wound care.
Target Audience: Physician Focus: Physicians specialist in surgery
Other non-physicians: Physician assistants
- Natalie Ku, MD, Surgery, KP RWC
- Sharon Windust, RN, KP RWC
- Thuy Dinh Le, Non RN, Manager of Surgical Services , KP RWC; Amy Bruce, PA, Surgery, KP RWC
- Brent L. Price, PA, KP RWC
CME Staff: Alvin Ting, MD, COE; Julia Carranza, CME Coordinator
- Natalie Ku, MD, Surgery - KKP Redwood City
- Brent L. Price, PA, KP Redwood City
- Grace Tay,MD, Surgery, KP RWC
- Valerie Davidson, RN, KP RWC
- Lina Wong, RN, KP RWC
- Owen Palmer, MD, KP RWC
- Victoria Sanchez, PA, KP RWC
- Manish Basistha, Infection Prevention Manager, KP RWC
- Lynn Chang, MD, Survery, KP RWC
- Cecilia Dizon, RN, KP
- Kaur Kamalpreet, RN, KP
Resources: Several articles examining negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), hydrocolloid dressings, etc. with faster healing wounds, ease of patient care, improved wound/scar appearance following treatment. For example: Sood A, et al. Wound dressings and comparative effectiveness data. Adv Wound Care. August 1, 2014. 3 (8): 511-529.
Disclosure Statement: Victoria Weinand Sanchez, Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) has disclosed that her husband receives stock/salary from Intuitive Surgical. The CME Department has reviewed the case information and determined that there is no bias and/or relevant financial relationships with commercial interest for this CME activity, as the devices will not be used for these cases, and will not be discussed
Disclosure Statement: The regular presenters, program planners of this case conference have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest(s). The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty of this program, and they do not have relationships that present a relevant financial conflict of interest.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content , quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity .
Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Geriatrics