I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Detect And Treat Infected Wounds,” in new CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), 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.
Infected ulcers and postoperative wounds are two common complications that podiatrists see in their practice. With this in mind, John Steinberg, DPM, Khurram Khan, DPM and Jonah Mullens discuss possible etiologies of these infections, keys to diagnosis, and important treatment considerations.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to NACCME.
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. 69 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 74. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: The North American Center For Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) 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 the NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Steinberg has disclosed that he is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for KCI, Smith and Nephew, and Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Khan and Mr. Mullens have disclosed that they have 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 their presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by the NACCME. 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: July 2004
EXPIRATION DATE: July 31, 2005
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• diagnose infected ulcerations;
• discuss key considerations for differentiating between colonized and contaminated wounds;
• discuss possible contributing factors to postoperative wound infections; and
• describe treatment considerations for infected ulcerations and infected postoperative wounds.
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer.
Sponsored by the North American Center For Continuing Medical Education.