Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.0 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Pressure ulcers represent devastating comorbidities for patients and are difficult to prevent or manage. The primary approach to these wounds depends on a careful differential diagnosis. Understanding the general principles of wound therapy is essential. Increasingly, scientific evidence is available to guide treatment choices for pressure ulcers.
Describe the differential diagnosis of pressure ulcers.
Explore the regulatory environment for pressure ulcers.
Develop a treatment strategy for pressure ulcers.
Speakers(s): David R. Thomas, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): David R. Thomas, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.