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Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds Including Infection Control

originally aired March 7, 2013

Speaker:
Jeffrey Levine, MD, CMD

Jeffrey Levine Md, CMD is an attending physician at the Beth Israel Medical Center, Center for Advanced Wound Healing in New York. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Levine has practiced in the field of wound care medicine since 1981.

As a subject matter expert, he has presented numerous lectures on wound care and authored many publications including the Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers.
Dr. Levine served on the NYS Gold STAMP Advisory Committee.

This webcast will address many factors involved in wound care: The assessment of chronic wounds, the signs and symptoms of wound infection, factors that favor microbial proliferation, infection control measures and treatment of wound infections.

Disclosure: Dr. Levine receives compensation for the Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers which is published and distributed by the New Jersey Hospital Association.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Participant will be able to list five host factors that favor microbial proliferation
  • Participant will be able to state the symptoms indicating a deep wound infection
  • Participant will be able to define 5 basic terms of wound infection

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Health Educators and other Public Health Staff working in Long Term Care Facilities and Hospitals

Continuing Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 hour of nurse continuing education.