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You Can't Treat What You Can't See: Uncovering Infection with Point-Of-Care Bacterial Fluorescence Imaging

Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD discusses the role of elevated bacterial burden on wound healing. He also reviews why clinical signs and symptoms of infection are inadequate indicators of bacterial burden. Dr Serena discusses how bacterial fluorescence imaging detects high levels of bacteria and how to incorporate it into the management of bacterial burden.

CPME (Credits: 1.25)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Explain the role of elevated bacterial burden on wound healing
  2. Review why clinical signs and symptoms of infection are inadequate indicators of bacterial burden
  3. Clarify how bacterial fluorescence imaging detects high levels of bacteria at point-of-care
  4. Incorporate fluorescence imaging into the management of bacterial burden in your patients
  5. Interpret bacterial and tissue signals on fluorescence imaging
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  • CPME (Credits: 1.25)

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    Release Date: 10/02/2020 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.