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Wound Diagnostics: What You Need to Know

What is a diagnostic? Thomas Serena, MD, FACS will review the development and evidence for diagnostics in the wound care field. It will begin with an overview of the problem of bacteria in open wounds. The focus will shift to bacterial diagnostics in nonhealing wounds, particularly optical technologies. Evidence for fluorescence imaging will be reviewed along with guidelines for use in everyday practice. Finally, the steps to establish an antimicrobial stewardship program will be presented. 

CME (Credits: 0.5)

This CME lecture is from the Live In-Person
2023 Desert Foot Conference.

Thomas E Serena, MD, FACS
CEO and Medical Director of the SerenaGroup
Cambridge, MA
[email protected]

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the use of diagnostics in the management of nonhealing wounds.
  2. Improve the detection of excessive bacterial load in clinical practice.
  3. Describe the use of fluorescence imaging in detecting bacteria and managing nonhealing wounds.

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