Mechanically Powered Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Complex Wound Management

Regional Meeting

Jonathan Arnold, MD
Medical Director, Wound Management
Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
West Burlington, Iowa

Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS
Program Director
The Center for Wound Healing
Crozer Chester Medical Center
Chester, Pennsylvania

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, podiatrists, physical therapists, and nurses involved in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

Review the use of mechanically powered NPWT systems in the management of patients with a variety of complex wounds

  • Explore cases on the use of MPNPWT in conjunction with various standard and advanced wound
    care modalities

Activity Overview

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Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible for credit for this enduring material.

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NACCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hour.

Continuing Podiatric Education

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This activity is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education UAN JA0006201-0000-18-004-L01-P

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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Jonathan Arnold, MD, Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Susie Seaman, NP; and Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, John Savage and Margaret Stefan, NACCME.

Independent clinical reviewer: Daniel Federman, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut

Nurse planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, CA

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Arnold: Speaker's Bureau—KCI

Dr. Barrett: Speaker's Panel—Acelity KCI, BSN Medical

Ms. Seaman: Advisory Board – MoInlycke Health Care

Dr. Federman has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage and Ms. Stefan have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devises will be discussed in the presentations.

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Acelity™

1.00 CME
1.00 CNE
1.00 CPE
1.00 CPME