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Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds Including Infection Control

Originally presented on March 7, 2013

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

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until March 31, 2019.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2019.