Optimizing Chronic Wound Management Outcomes Through Biofilm Based Wound Management: An Expert Panel Discussion

Optimizing Chronic Wound Management Outcomes Through Biofilm Based Wound Management: An Expert Panel Discussion

On-Demand Webcast

Jonathan N. Brantley, DPM
Chief Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia

Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM
Village Podiatry
Canton, Georgia

Greg Schultz, PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Institute for Wound Research
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, and nurses involved in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.

Learning Objects

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Examine a proactive biofilm‐based wound management (BBWM) strategy aimed at reducing and preventing biofilm re‐formation including the role of surgical debridement
  • Outline properties of an ideal topical antimicrobial for combatting biofilm and explain the science of polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB)
  • Assess clinical outcomes of Biofilm Based Wound Management followed by the ideal topical antimicrobial, potentially followed by cellular therapies
  • Explore case studies on the use of surgical debridement, BBWM strategies and proven cellular therapies for the treatment of chronic wounds
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.

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 for credit for this enduring material.

Release Date: May 31, 2018

Expiration Date: November 29, 2019

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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

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Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Continuing Podiatric Education

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NACCME has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hour.

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Jonathan N. Brantley, DPM, Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, Greg Schultz, PhD, Susie Seaman, NP; and Donna Brophy, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, Margie Stefan, and Susan Yarbrough, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT

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

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

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

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Brantley: Speakers’ BureauOrganogenesis Inc.

Dr. Fitzgerald: ConsultantOrganogenesis Inc., Osiris Therapeutics

Dr. Schultz: ConsultantMedline Industries, Inc., Smith & Nephew, BioMonde, Organogenesis Inc., Lohmann & Rauscher; Grant/Research SupportOrganogenesis Inc., CorMedix, Smith & Nephew, Avadim, 3M, Lohmann & Rauscher, BioMonde; Stock ShareholderQuickMed Technologies

Dr. Federman and Ms. Seaman have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Brophy, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, Ms. Stefan, and Ms. Yarbrough have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

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The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devises will be discussed in the presentations.

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Grant Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Organogenesis Inc.