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Section: Wound Care Category: Wound Care

The Impact of Reducing Hospitalizations and Amputations on Patients, Clinicians, and Payors Alike

Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS Aamir Mahmood, DPM

Aamir Mahmood, DPM, MPH and Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) explore the growing clinical and real-world evidence for Cyclical Pressurized Topical Wounds Oxygen Therapy in durably healing complex and chronic wounds. The impact of reduction in hospitalizations and amputations will be illustrated from recent studies and case series.

CME (Credits: 1) CEU (Credits: 1)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Understand the value of utilizing evidence obtained from both Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) and its applicability in patient care.
  2. Review the benefits of Cyclical Pressurized Oxygen Therapy in reducing hospitalizations, amputations and the impact on morbidity, mortality, and patients' quality of life.
  3. Discuss how cost savings paired with superior outcomes can benefit the health care system.
  4. Demonstrate where Cyclical Pressurized Oxygen Therapy can be applied to help reduce hospitalizations and amputations in a variety of pathologies.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 1)

    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 1 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 03/30/2022 Expiration Date: 03/30/2023

  • CEU (Credits: 1)

    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 1 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 03/30/2022 Expiration Date: 03/30/2023

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    Matthew Garoufalis has disclosed that he is a consultant for Modulim, Olaregan, Orpyx, RenovoDerm, Stryker, and Uluru; a Speaker for 3M/KCI, Horizon, MiMedx, and Ortho Dermatoogics; and CMO for Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Inc.


    Aamir Mahmood has no financial relationship(s) to disclose.