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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Optimizing Wound Management Outcomes

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Optimizing Wound Management Outcomes

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Overview
This program is designed to increase knowledge of appropriate and safe use of NPWT. The activity will provide practical knowledge to all clinicians when using NPWT. Content includes considerations for wound selection criteria, dressing application, device settings, and options for wound irrigation available to NPWT users.

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Alex Khan, APRN, ACNS-BC, MSN, WCN-C, CSWD-C
Advanced Practice Nurse / Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Pro Healthcare Clinic, Carrollton, Texas;
VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas;
Advanced Health Institute Inc., Coppell, Texas


Objectives

- Describe the indications and contraindications of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as well as considerations for determining appropriate use

- Select device settings for NPWT relevant to the type of wound and anatomical location

- Outline the key considerations associated with the application of NPWT dressings including peri-wound skin protection, dressing two wounds, and managing challenging wounds

- Discuss both traditional and newer approaches to NPWT related to their mechanisms of action, efficacy, safety, and application

CME:

The Center of Excellence in Education is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center of Excellence in Education designates this web-based, enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This web-based, enduring activity is recognized for ONE (1.0) hour of continuing education credit; California Board of Registered Nursing Credit provider #CEP12084; California Pre-hospital (EMT-P) CE provider #65-0537.

 
Disclaimer:
F. Alex Khan, APRN ACNS-BC MSN WCN-C CSWD-C
Advanced Practice Nurse / Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist at Pro Healthcare Consulting Group has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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