Taking Control Early: Best Practices in Managing Patients with an Open Abdomen

On-Demand Webcast
Faculty

Mark J. Kaplan, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Jefferson Medical School
Associate Chair, Surgery
Chair, Trauma Critical Care
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Employ early intervention for managing open abdominal wounds
  • Review nontrauma surgical scenarios with an open abdomen, including sepsis, peritonitis, transplant, appendicitis, and abdominal aortic aneurism repair
  • Implement best practices to reduce the occurrence of fistula
Intended Learners

This course is designed for surgeons, physicians,pharmacists,  and allied health personnel who manage patients with the open abdomen.

Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

ACPE Credit Policy

Your official record of ACPE credit will be generated through the CPE Monitor System. The certificate printed from this website after completing the evaluation for this activity is for personal tracking purposes only.

Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended. Please note that you must complete the activity evaluation within 60 days of a live activity or within 60 days of beginning the evaluation for an enduring activity. Under ACPE Policy, NACCME will not be able to report your activity completion to CPE Monitor after this 60-day period.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

Date of last review: November 22, 2015
Release date: March 28, 2013
Expiration date: November 30, 2017
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME

NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse practitioners participating in this educational activity will earn an AMA PRA Category
1 Credit™ certificate of completion or ANCC contact hours through AANP’s reciprocity agreements.

Independent clinical reviewer: Marc A. Passman, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birgmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Nurse planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

CPE

This educational activity is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN:0276-0000-15-131-H01-P)

This Educational Activity is a Knowledge-Based Activity.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Mark J. Kaplan, MD, Richard S. Miller, MD, FACS, Marc A. Passman, MD, Susie Seaman, NP; and Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, John Savage, Jessica Steuerman, NACCME.

Financial Disclosures and Conflict of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Kaplan: Consultant—KCI; Promotional speakers bureau—KCI
Ms. Seaman:
 Consultant—Healthpoint Biotherapeutics; Scientific advisor—Molnlycke Health Care
Dr. Miller and Dr. Passman disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Steuerman have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty has disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed.

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Copyright © 2017 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Acelity.

On-demand Webcast
Post-test
Evaluation
Certificate
1.00 CME
1.00 CNE
1.00 CPE