I am very pleased to introduce the fifth article, “Understanding The Link Between Nutrition And Wound Healing,” in our new CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
The impact of nutrition should not be underestimated when it comes to wound healing, according to John Hahn, DPM, ND, the author of this month’s continuing education article. As both a podiatrist and naturopathic physician, Dr. Hahn offers a unique perspective on this subject. He offers an overview of vitamins A, C and E and other nutrients and how they can facilitate quicker healing times.
At the end of this article, you will find a 10-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid card and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 49 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 54. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Hahn has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: January 2003.
EXPIRATION DATE: January 31, 2004.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• differentiate among the various micro- and macronutrients;
• recommend a nutritious diet for your patients;
• assess the impact of vitamins A, C and E on wound healing;
• list the benefits of zinc, copper and selenium;
• demonstrate an awareness of the recommended daily allowances of different vitamins.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.