Wound Care – Necrotizing Fasciitis
Necrotizing fasciitis is a subset of aggressive skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) that cause necrosis and progressive destruction of the muscle fascia and overlying subcutaneous fat. This infection typically travels along the fascial plane, which has a poor blood supply, leaving the overlying tissues initially unaffected, and thus potentially delaying diagnosis and surgical intervention. Despite advances in the care, there is still an 20%-25% mortality from necrotizing fasciitis and clinicians need be able to recognize and treat it promptly. This enduring material video will educate providers and staff about the latest technologies, guidelines, and recommended best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis.
This enduring material activity was recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, at the HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.
Marc E. Gottlieb, M.D., FACS. He is engaged in the practice of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.
This activity is intended for Wound Care Physicians, Surgeons/Plastic Surgeons, Residents, Nurses, NPs, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, PAs.
This activity is designed to educate providers and staff about the latest technologies, guidelines, and recommended best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis.
- Discuss the interventions and treatment options for necrotizing fasciitis.
- Recognize and implement best practice and clinic guidelines for the management of necrotizing fasciitis.
Accreditation, disclosures and credit
AMA Acknowledgment: This CME event is not supported by any commercial entity or joint partnership.
Disclosure: Dr. Gottlieb and all members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). HonorHealth is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement: HonorHealth designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Review Date: 3/19/2022
Expiration Date: 12/16/2023
This activity will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, complete the post-test with a 70% passing rate, and complete the evaluation. A transcript is available upon request by contacting the HonorHealth CME Office 30 days after completion (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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