Industry Supported Symposia Agenda

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM ET

Improving Transitions of NPWT to Post-Acute Care (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Kersten Reider, CRNP, CWOCN; Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the prevalence of hospital readmissions, the economic impact, and the importance of preventing readmissions to improve wound healing
  • Identify common challenges associated with discharging a NPWT patient to the post-acute care setting and the steps to develop a comprehensive discharge plan
  • Recognize the importance of periwound management in the post-acute care setting and investigate the use of hybrid drapes in the prevention and management of periwound breakdown
  • Explore best practice models and tips and tricks for optimizing the use of NPWT in the post-acute care setting

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Can Germ Removal Be Observed With the Eyes: Optimizing the Use of Pure Hypochlorous Acid-Based Cleansers in the In-Patient and Out-Patient Settings (CEU 1.0)
Presented by: Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, Alisha Oropallo, MD FACS, FSVS, FAWPCA, FABWMS, Gregory Schultz, PhD; Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CSWS, CWOCN-AP, MAPWCA

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize why the pH of wound cleansers should matter 
  • Correlate how the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) guidelines are aligned with the use of pHA based cleansers
  • Outline how pHA-based cleansers should be used in the outpatient settings and specific methods that allow optimal germ removal, as observed via fluorescent imaging
  • Examine how pHA may be used in the in-patient setting and on which types of wounds

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from URGO MEDICAL North America.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Tips and Tricks for Optimizing the Effectiveness of Pure Hypochlorous Acid-Based Cleansers Across Applications
Presented by: Michael N. Desvigne, MD, Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA, Paul J. Kim DPM, MS, FACFAS, Mary Anne Obst RN, CWON

  • Review tips and tricks for optimizing wound cleansing practice
  • Explore, through case studies, methods to optimize the use of Pure Hypochlorous Acid-Based Cleansers across wound types and in conjunction with other advanced therapies
  • Review an algorithmic approach to optimize the use of Pure Hypochlorous Acid-Based Cleansers with negative pressure wound therapy with instillation

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from URGO MEDICAL North America.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Surgical Site Infection: Harnessing the Use of Incisional NPWT (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Davis J.P Ayers, II, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the clinical and economic burden of surgical site infection
  • Employ effective preventive measures to decrease the incidence of SSI
  • Review the mechanism of action of incisional NPWT and the clinical evidence
  • Explore clinical cases demonstrating incisional NPWT outcomes in the prevention of SSIs

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.


Thursday, March 9, 2023 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET 

Prevention Strategies and Coding Updates for Moisture Associated Skin Damage (1.0 CEU)
Presented by: Donna Z. Bliss, PhD; Mikel Gray, PhD; Laurie McNichol, MSN

Learning Objectives:

  • Correlate the incidence of moisture associated skin damage (MASD) with a patient's risk for pressure injury/ulcer (PI/U) development and explore clinical challenges in the differential diagnosis of MASD versus PI/U
  • Differentiate the diagnosis between a wound caused by Pressure Injuries (due to presence of friction or sheer) and MASD (due to presence of urine, stool or sweat)
  • Examine the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society’s new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
  • Examine the use of advanced skin protectants for the prevention of MASD
  • Explore, via cases, strategies to manage MASD

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division.


Intended Learners

Industry-Supported Symposia are designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and podiatrists across all practice settings involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of patients with diabetic foot complications. 

Activity Overview

These Industry-Supported Symposia will occur virtually from March 8-9, 2023.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and submit a completed evaluation form. Participants who complete the evaluation online within 60 days of the live meeting will receive immediate documentation of credit.

Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, HMP EDUCATION is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Note: This statement is not an indication of approved credits. Please see below for full accreditation details, including credit types and totals, for this activity.

Credit Designation Statements


HMP Education designates each live internet activity, WoundCon - Industry-Supported Symposium, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Each live internet activity, WoundCon - Industry-Supported Symposium, awards 1 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.0 contact hours.

Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria.

Each live internet activity, WoundCon - Industry-Supported Symposium, is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 credit.

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


HMP Education is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

HMP Education designates each live internet activity, WoundCon - Industry-Supported Symposium, for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.

Podiatrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Use of Proprietary Names

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

Unapproved and/or Investigational Uses of Drugs and Devices

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HMP Education.


The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a provider-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own provider.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to HMP Global or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

ADA Statement

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Commercial Support

These activities are supported by educational grants from 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division, Smith & Nephew and URGO MEDICAL North America.


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