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Section: CME Category: Wound Care

The Addition of Antibiofilm Agents to Negative Pressure to Improve Outcomes

Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD discusses the characteristics of biofilm as well as steps to remove from chronic wounds. Dr Serena also discusses current clinical research revolving around the use of gels with wound vac to prevent infection from biofilm formation.

Completion (Credits: 0.75) CME (Credits: 0.5) CEU (Credits: 0.75)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the characteristics of biofilm and how they mature
  2. List steps necessary for the degradation of biofilm
  3. Recognize imaging modalities to identify infected wounds as well as products that may be used to destroy and prevent the recurrence of biofilm in chronic wounds.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • Completion (Credits: 0.75)

    This lecture has been approved for the PRESENT Residency Education Online Curriculum by the PRESENT Curriculum Committee.

    Release Date: 01/09/2020 Expiration Date: 01/01/2022

  • CME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 01/09/2019 Expiration Date: 01/01/2022

  • CEU (Credits: 0.75)

    NURSING: Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between Present e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 0.75 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 02/03/2020 Expiration Date: 01/01/2022

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    Thomas Serena has no relevant financial interests to disclose regarding this lecture.