CME Disclosure

 

Date of Original Release: May 1, 2022

Date of Most Recent Review: May 1, 2022

Termination Date: April 30, 2025

 

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and The Laceration Course. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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:

  1. Describe outdated methods of wound management and identify and utilize new and current techniques for wound management and closure.
  2. Determine the appropriate wound closure methods in different patient presentations.
  3. Develop strategies for managing complex lacerations.
  4. Accurately document comprehensive physical examination findings and procedure notes.
  5. Determine when a patient requires transfer to a higher level of care.
  6. 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 faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a CME activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in mitigating the relationships. In compliance with ACCME accreditation requirements and policies, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The information received is as follows: Dr. Bill Sullivan, instructor, and Dr. Jonah Gunalda, reviewer, report no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. Dr. Patrick O’Malley, course director and instructor, receives royalty payments from Medline Industries and Rescue Essentials. These relevant financial relationships have been mitigated through faculty attestation, peer review of planning decisions, and peer review of content.

 

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.