Credit Information: Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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: Necrotizing soft tissue infections produce a significant amount of morbidity and mortality. These severe infections can be challenging to diagnose and surgical treatment can result in large wounds, while under treatment can result in death. We will review newer techniques that allow for reduced wound size, adequate debridement, and increased wound closure. This talk will also include a discussion of earlier implementation of range of motion, therapy, and long term outcomes in these patients.
Understand the use off skin sparing techniques in the management of necrotizing infection and improved wound management.
Disclosures: The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.
MD, MPH, FACS,
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington