CME Courses for Physicians
Free Mini Course: The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
In this Free 4-Part Mini-Course you will learn from Dr. Michael White, MD, MMM, CWS, UHM and course director for The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine how to tackle:
- Are you a clinic manager or medical director who wants to increase patient load and referrals but has no money for marketing?
- Could you be losing money due to poor revenue cycle management?
- Do you want to become a profit center for the hospital but inefficient business operations are holding your clinic back?
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If you don't know where to start, how to start, or what you need to know to take your clinic to the next level, this free 4-part mini-course is for you.
You will learn:
Lesson 1: [Video] How to create a strong (or stronger) foundation for your clinic business.
- How to identify where your patient referrals are coming from (or should be coming from).
- How to create an action plan for effective, efficient marketing
- How to become a profit center for the hospital.
Lesson 2: [Video] The explosion of chronic wounds in the U.S. and the opportunity for wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinics to serve more patients.
Lesson 3: 4 Easy steps to market your clinic.
Lesson 4: How key are front office operations to the wound clinic business?
- Learn the two key considerations for creating efficient front office operations that contribute to the achievement of your clinic's overall financial goals.
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Free Mini-Course: Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine
In this three-part video mini-course, you will learn how an Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine basic training course will benefit your patients and expand your clinical expertise.
Dr. Helen Gelly MD, FUHM, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, Medical Director for Wound Care Education Partners, and one of the world's foremost physician educators of Hyperbaric Medicine discusses the topics covered in the 4-day, 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course, and how the course material directly applies to your clinical practice.
You will receive the video lessons via email.
Video 1: How to Expand Your Clinical Expertise with Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine by Dr. Helen Gelly
Video 2: Hyperbaric Medicine Mechanisms of Action - in this 13-minute video mini-lesson Dr. Helen Gelly describes the mechanisms of action in hyperbaric oxygenation.
Video 3: How to Earn the Necessary Hyperbaric Continuing Medical Education Credits (CMEs) to Meet UHMS Accreditation Requirements by Dr. Helen Gelly.
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Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine
This course will provide you with basic training or continuing education in hyperbaric medicine.
This course meets the CMS requirement for physician supervision and billing of hyperbaric oxygen therapy; and is a precursor to getting the UHMS PATH or ABWM certificate of added qualification.
This intense four-day course is approved by the UHMS & NBDHMT as an Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine and intended for a wide audience of health care providers involved in advanced wound care management, including the physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered respiratory therapist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, EMT’s and paramedics.
The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the physics involved in increasing the pressure in a fixed volume environment; provide an overview of the physiological effects of hyperbaric oxygen and the pharmacological role oxygen plays in hyperbaric medicine; review the history of hyperbaric therapy; review the various types of hyperbaric systems in use today and regulations involved in maintaining a safe operating environment; gain an understanding of the organizations that serve as resources for the field of hyperbaric medicine and lastly, review the UHMS indications approved for treatment in the hyperbaric environment, review the safety standards for operating the equipment and understand the requirements for documentation for compliance and payment.
Credit Hours: 40
Licenses eligible for CMEs/CEUs: MD, DO, DPM (Florida only), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CRT, RRT, RCP, CHT, CHRN
Wound Care Certification Basic Training and Review
Are you seeking certification in wound care?
Or are you seeking CMEs/CEUs in wound care?
If YES, this course is for you!
Students who take this online course + use the included study guide might find themselves to be overprepared to sit for a wound certification exam with organizations such as wound American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA), CWCN, National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC), and others.
(Note: This course is also a great review for those seeking CMEs/CEUs in wound care)
- 10.5 hours of classroom-based learning through the Wound Care Review course
- 9 lecture modules
- Debridement-specific lecture + hands on practicum
- A final exam
- Certificate of course completion
- Wound Care Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition, a professional published 350-page study guide that includes a post-course exam complete with answers and explanations.
- CMEs or CEUs for eligible license types included at no additional cost.
To participate in an upcoming live course, click HERE to see the courses calendar
*License types eligible for continuing education credits or CMEs: MD, DO, DPM, DPM (FL), RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, CRT, RRT, RCP
*Physician Assistant (PA): Non-physician health professionals and other participants may not be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. PA’s may receive a certificate that states the educational activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and the hours earned; the certificate can be submitted to your licensing board
- Module 1: Wounds... Disruption of Skin Integrity
- Learn wound care anatomy and classification; learn how to approach each patient with regard to their particular desired outcomes; learn how wounds heal; discuss the biochemical processes and bio-films.
- Module 2: Wound Evaluation, Assessment, and Documentation
- Learn how to approach the wounded patient, taking a systematic approach.
- Module 3: Bio-film and the Chronic Wound
- Learn how to use bio-film in respect to chronic wound care.
- Module 4: Pressure Ulcers: The Wound Previously Known as Decubitus
- Pressure injuries; practical aspects of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
- Module 5: Management of Lower Extremity Ulcers
Learn the causes, disease processes; taking a systematic approach to wound management.
- Module 6: Skin Cancer & Other Diseases with Skin Manifestations
- Learn how to identify and manage skin cancer and other diseases with skin manifestations.
- Module 7: HBO & The Walking Wounded
- A very broad overview of the mechanisms of action of HBO and how it is used with respect to the wounded patient.
- Module 8: Selecting the Right Dressing: Major Dressing Classifications
- Learn the appropriate application of different dressings, when to use and not to use certain dressings, what are the advantages/disadvantages of certain dressings.
- Module 9: Other Modalities and Debridement Used in Wound Management
- Learn some of the other treatment options, not already discussed, that wound healers need to know to support patient's desired outcomes, such as: pneumatic compression pumps, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and others.
Debridement Module and Hands-On Practicum
The live course includes a debridement practicum that includes lecture and hands-on practicum, "Debridement: Learn How, When, and Why."
In the debridement practicum you will learn:
- Methods of debridement
- When a wound may need debridement
- Safety concerns related to debridement
- The hands-on practicum that follows the lecture will allow you to gain hands-on practice with debridement tools and techniques.
The primary purpose of this Wound Care Review Course is to educate in all disciplines on core anatomy, wound healing physiology, wound etiology and interventions.
The second purpose of the program is to review the major sanctioned and cutting-edge techniques and alternatives in advanced skin and wound care management principles.
The third purpose is to provide a course designed to prepare the learner for the major wound care certification exams in the marketplace today.
Principle Faculty and Credentials
Helen B. Gelly, MD, FACEP, FCCWS, ABPM/UHM. Click to read her bio https://woundeducationpartners.com/our-faculty/146-helen-gelly-md-fuhm-faccws-uhm-abpm.html Michael White, MD, APBM-UHM. Click here to read his bio https://woundeducationpartners.com/our-faculty/148-michael-white-md-mmm-cws.html
Jointly Provided: “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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Wound Care Education Partners. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Full Disclosure Statement
All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Wound Care Education Partners expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.
The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed, however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.
August 2013 original release.
February 2022 joint accreditation termination date.
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Michael White, MD, MMM, CWS
Upcoming Live Courses
Course Hours: 15.0
Licenses eligible for CME/CEU: MD, DO, RN, LPN, APRN, CNA, CRT, RRT, RCP
This course content is based on the Wound Care Certification Study Guide, Second Edition, a foundational textbook for wound care practice. The study guide is authored by a group of wound care experts. including Dr. Jayesh Shah, Dr. Caroline Fife, and others. We recommend that this study guide course be combined with the 10.5 hour classroom-based course to maximize learning up to 25.5 hours and enhance preparation for a certification exam. The study guide book (print book) is included with course registration.
IMPORTANT NOTES: After attending this course you will not be certified in wound care - you will have completed the educational component as is required by many certifying organizations. If you are planning to sit for a wound certification exam please check with your certifying organization of choice prior to taking this or any course, to be sure that you meet their requirements to sit for a certification exam. Each certifying organization has their own criteria, and sometimes those criteria change without notice.
(Note: This course is also a great refresher for those seeking wound care continuing education (CMEs/CEUs).
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