Credit Information: Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.
Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
To Receive Credit:
Complete the activity in its entirety.
Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview: This session will discuss the recommendations in the WOCN Society’s 2014 updated Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a panel of WOCN Society members. The presentation will address key updates in the following areas for assessment and management of LEAD: key assessment parameters, non-invasive tests, risk factors and co-morbidities, novel biomarkers, nutrition/medications, management of edema in mixed venous/arterial disease and postsurgical edema, surgical interventions, adjunctive therapies, and key strategies in patient/family education for risk reduction.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
Describe updates in the evidence for the assessment and management of wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease.
Disclosures: Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN; Patricia Slachta, ACNS-BC, CWOCN; Kathy Tavernelli, MSN, CNP, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.
Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.