Advances in Lower Extremity Wound Care and Limb Salvage
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This conference will benefit diabetes and wound healing specialists, podiatrists, foot and ankle surgeons, plastic surgeons, family practitioners, internal medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and registered nurses.
Purpose and Content
This meeting is to provide all members of the health care community with a comprehensive update on wound care management for limb salvage. This conference highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to this problem with presentations from diverse clinicians and researchers who specialize in wound care. The content of the program is universal and tailored to all health care practitioners involved in the treatment of limb threatening wounds and to those interested in the state of the art in limb salvage. The meeting format will include didactic lectures, interactive panel discussions, and opportunities for hands-on application of wound dressings.
This course will reinforce and update the attendees background knowledge on wound management for limb salvage and provide information on translational research being performed in this field. At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
- Review and apply novel strategies to prevent diabetic foot ulcers
- Identify the different modalities for diagnosing osteomyelitis of the lower extremity
- Apply novel negative pressure wound therapy for the management of wounds
- Identify options for the revascularization of ischemic lower extremities
- Review the possible plastic reconstructive surgical options for patients after restoration of arterial blood flow and pressure relief
- Understand the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on wound management
- Describe the importance of the multidisciplinary team for limb salvage
- Apply novel wound care dressings including negative pressure wound therapy, pressure dressings, and contact dressings
UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity provides 6.0 contact hours. Application of Physical Therapy credits has been submitted and is pending approval.
The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; for program details go to our website at www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/cme/courses.
UT Southwestern designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Conflict of Interest
It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.
Discussion of Off-Label Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there maybe “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed.