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
TBD Planners (varies): Natalie Ku, MD, Surgery, KP RWC; Lynn Chang, MD, Surgery; Thuy Dinh Le, Non RN, Manager of Surgical Services, , KP RWC; Brent Price, PA-C, Survery, KP RWC
CME Staff: CME Coordinator: See Session
Speakers (Varies): See Session
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: See session
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.
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the California Medical Association (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.