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Section: CME Category: Wound Care

The Addition of Antibiofilm Agents to Negative Pressure to Improve Outcomes

Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD discusses the characteristics of biofilm as well as steps to remove from chronic wounds. Dr Serena also discusses current clinical research revolving around the use of gels with wound vac to prevent infection from biofilm formation.

CPME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Review the characteristics of biofilm and how they mature
  2. List steps necessary for the degradation of biofilm
  3. Recognize imaging modalities to identify infected wounds as well as products that may be used to destroy and prevent the recurrence of biofilm in chronic wounds.
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  • CPME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 01/09/2019 Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

  • Author
  • Thomas Serena, MD

    Vice President - American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
    Founder & Medical Director, Penn North Centers for Advanced Wound Care
    Erie, PA

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    Thomas Serena has disclosed to be a consultant/advisor for Smith and Nephew, MolecuLight, Organogenesis, Mego Aflec/lympha Press USA, Molnlycke Health Care, Rogers Sciences, Integra, RedDress, Cardiovascular Biotherapeutics and Tissue Therapeutics.