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When Cure is Not the Goal: Palliative Care for Chronic Wounds

Originally presented on February 13, 2014

Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, CMD

Jeffrey M. Levine MD, CMD is an attending physician at The Center for Advanced Wound Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel 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.

After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • State 3 alterations in skin that occur with aging and comorbidities that can lead to chronic and palliative wounds.
  • Describe the basic phases of wound healing
  • Describe identifying features of a palliative wound
  • Identify treatment approaches for palliative wounds

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).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

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 credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing education credits will be available until February 2017.

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.

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