Date of Original Release: May 1, 2022
Date of Most Recent Review: May 1, 2022
Termination Date: May 1, 2025
Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by practice gap analysis and feedback from urgent care and emergency medicine clinicians.
Target Audience: This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the acute care settings of primary care, urgent care, and emergency medicine.
Goals: The purpose of this activity is to improve knowledge and competence in management of lacerations and soft-tissue injuries.
Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe outdated methods of wound management and identify and utilize new and current techniques for wound management and closure.
- Determine the appropriate wound closure methods in different patient presentations.
- Develop strategies for managing complex lacerations.
- Accurately document comprehensive physical examination findings and procedure notes.
- Determine when a patient requires transfer to a higher level of care.
- Plan for possible complications and modify approach as needed.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. All planners, authors, and reviewers completed a full disclosure statement. EB Medicine has assessed all relationships with ineligible companies disclosed by all individuals who were in a position to control the content of the CME activity. All identified relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated. The information received is as follows: the instructor, Dr. Bill Sullivan; and reviewer, Dr. Jonah Gunalda; report no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. The course director and instructor, Dr. Patrick O’Malley; receives patent royalty payments and honoraria for papers, lectures and teaching from Medline Industries and patent referral royalty payments from Rescue Essentials. These relevant financial relationships have been mitigated through peer review of planning decisions, peer review of content, and attestation.
Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.
Earning Credit: To earn credit, participants must complete the modules, take the quiz, and complete the evaluation form.
Hardware/Software Requirements: You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the course content and evaluation.