Commercial Support: This CME activity is supported by educational grants from ConvaTec AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Paul Y. Takahashi, MD Disclosure(s): Paul Y. Takahashi, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session presents an evidence-based overview of common and newer wound dressings in long term care. Of the 5,000 wound dressings available, there are common themes and evidence that can guide a practicing provider to make good decisions. This session provides the fundamentals on wound dressing choices. Learning Objectives:
Discuss how to differentiate between traditional and newer wounddressings
Evaluate the strength of the evidence for each wound dressing type
Recognize the limitations of the evidence behind the efficacy of manywound dressings
Apply the evidence from this symposium on wound dressings to clinicalpractice
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