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CME Certificate Course Slated at NYU

"Standards of Care in Pressure Ulcers-Prevention and Treatment of Stage IV Pressure Ulcers: Advanced Evidence-Based Continuing Medical Education Certificate Course" will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010, at New York University School of Medicine, New York. Cosponsored by Cine-Med and the New York University School of Medicine, the full-day course will include national and international thought and content leaders speaking about the latest innovations and standards of care in wound healing. The interactive program will educate participants on the practical standards of care so they can apply this education to wound patients in their own clinical settings. The program is designed for general, vascular, plastic, and orthopedic surgeons; dermatologists; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; nurses; primary care physicians; podiatrists; physical therapists; occupational therapists; and other healthcare providers involved in treating wounds.


Following the formal lectures, attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on learning workshops on topics such as negative pressure wound therapy, topical dressings, collagen- and cell-based therapies, growth factors, and surgical debridement. Attendees can also meet the faculty following the day's scheduled presentations.


Wound care topics and presenters on the agenda include "Clinical Treatment of Pressure Ulcer Patients, Protocols, Evidence, Data, Debridement Technique," by Harold Brem, MD, FACS; "CMS POA Indicators: A Stimulus for Implementing Pressure Ulcer Prevention Strategies," by Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ETN, FAPWCA, FAAN; "Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care: How Timely Diagnosis and Accurate Documentation Leads to Improved Patient Outcome," by Kevin Yankowsky, JD; and "Treatment of Heel Ulcers in Diabetes," by Kenneth J. Mroczek, MD. The full agenda and registration information can be found on the university Web site,


The Helen L. Kimmel and Martin S. Kimmel Wound Center at New York University School of Medicine consists of a dedicated inpatient and outpatient unit. An integrated team of 34 healthcare professionals including surgeons, physiatrists, wound nurses, and basic scientists collaborate to focus exclusively on preventing and healing pressure ulcers.


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