Wound Care is the Sexiest Topic Friday, October 22 Fri, Oct 22
This course will utilize a didactic structure geared toward the adult learner to achieve three primary aims for practitioners who see wounds. The course faculty recognize that plastic surgeons may see wounds as consults in the inpatient or outpatient setting, while not focusing their practice on wounds. The didactic sessions will occur in three parts. First, the course faculty will review the current evidence base, and standard of care for the three most common wounds: pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcer. Second, the faculty will review common products in use at nursing homes and hospitals, and their appropriate use. Finally, the faculty will review billing for wound care in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
At the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Describe the diagnosis and treatment for pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers
- Understand common products used in wound care and their appropriate use.
- Determine appropriate billing for wound care in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: The ASPS 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.