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APWCA 2017 Accreditation

APWCA'S MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) is to lead the care (prevention and treatment) of people with acute and chronic wounds (through a synergy of disciplines) worldwide. Our Mission is accomplished through an inter-professional commitment to optimal quality patient care, education and advocacy.

OBJECTIVES

The goal of this activity is designed to be a comprehensive course associated with concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of non-healing wounds. It is designed to be clinically relevant to daily wound care treatment and educate all providers to best practice to increase optimal patient outcomes and decrease patient morbidity.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for the entire surgical wound team including Vascular & General Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Orthotists, Diabetic Educators, Pedorthists and Nutritionists.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain and assess wound etiology including metabolic and mechanical factors and related co-morbidities.
  • Identify risk factors, general diagnostics and treatment strategies to prevent skin ulcers.
  • Identify and treat ulcers of all etiologies include: pressure, diabetic, vascular and ischemic ulcers.
  • Explain surgical and non-surgical wound management and to discuss adjunctive wound therapies.

ACTIVITY GOAL

The goal of this program is designed to be a comprehensive course associated with concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of non-healing wounds. It is designed to be clinically relevant to daily wound care treatment and educate all providers to best practice to increase optimal patient outcomes and decrease patient morbidity. This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

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