FREE CME WEBINARS

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Treating Plantar Heel Pain – New Strategies Using Applied Biomechanics in Podiatric Practice

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH credit hour for DPMs.

This webinar will provide the latest research findings and clinical pearls to treat the most challenging biomechanical condition presenting to podiatric physicians on a regular basis. The adult acquired flatfoot,(AAF) aka posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) can be successfully treated without surgery in over 60% of patients using pathology specific orthotic therapy combined with a focused physical therapy regimen. The treating practitioner must properly evaluate the patient to stage the AAF deformity and then select the proper orthotic intervention. Evaluation and orthotic treatment is reimbursed by Medicare to practitioners who follow correct guidelines for documentation and coding.

Lecture Objectives:
1. Describe a comprehensive approach to the clinical evaluation of the adult acquired flatfoot
2. Demonstrate which patients respond best to custom foot orthoses versus those who respond better to custom ankle-foot orthoses in the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot.
3. Identify prescription guidelines and troubleshooting orthotic treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot.
4. Review clinical cases presentations to demonstrate how orthotic therapy can be monitored in the treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Screening for Vascular Disease in the Wound Clinic

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

It is estimated that more than 50% of patients that present to the wound clinic suffer from peripheral arterial disease. It is recommended that all patients with lower extremity skin break down should be screened for vascular disease. In this webinar Dr Serena will review the technology available for vascular screening.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Review the incidence of peripheral arterial disease in the wound clinic population
2. Discuss the technologies available for screening patients for arterial disease
3. Institute a screening program for patients seen in the wound care center

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
The Mounting Evidence for Topical Oxygen in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

The webinar will focus on the mechanism of action and clinical evidence of topical oxygen in promoting healing as it relates to diabetic foot ulcers. Dr Carter will present a meta-analysis of the robust body of clinical trial evidence supporting the use of topical oxygen in the treatment of DFUs. Dr Driver will review clinical cases of patients with DFUs that can benefit from topical oxygen.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Describe the mechanism of action of topical oxygen in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers
2. Review a meta-analysis of clinical trial data of topical oxygen use for the treatment of DFUs
3. Identify appropriate candidates for topical oxygen therapy

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Update on the Latest Oral Antibiotic for Lower Extremity Infections

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

There is a widespread misconception that antibiotics given intravenously (IV) are somehow “better”, “stronger” or “more effective” than antibiotics given orally. This just is not the case. Oral antibiotics can have similar bioavailability as IVs and be every bit as effective without the cost or risk of having to place a peripheral or central line. They are also far more convenient for the patient and prescriber with no need for sending the patient to an infusion center or hospital to receive the drug. Dr Joseph will review the use of oral antibiotics for serious lower extremity infections with emphasis on the newer oral drugs that are available to the practitioner.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Define the concept of drug bioavailability and how oral antibiotics can be similar to IV antibiotics.
2. Illustrate issues with IV antibiotics including access and cost of placing a line and administration.
3. Discuss oral antibiotics that have been shown to be as effective as IV agents.
4. Review the use of oral antibiotics in the treatment of serious lower extremity infections in the case of limb salvage.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Regenerative Medicine Solutions for Surgery and Wound Care in the Lower Extremity

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

This webinar will present information on the mechanism of action of placental allograft applications for musculoskeletal injuries and chronic wounds of varying etiologies. Dr Cole will highlight clinical cases where amniotic tissue grafts are an effective treatment for chronic wounds. Dr Bromley will review placental allograft applications in foot and ankle surgery.

Lecture Objectives:

• Review the mechanism of action of placental allografts
• Examine clinical applications of amniotic tissue grafts in the treatment of chronic wounds to improve clinical outcomes
• Review clinical solutions of placental allografts in foot and ankle surgery
• Discuss which placental allografts to use with soft tissue repair and how to incorporate into your surgical approach

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Keys to Success for Documenting and Reporting the Medical Necessity and Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging Studies

This event is free of charge and approved for 1 CECH/CME/CE credit hour for DPMs, Physicians, and Nurses.

This live webinar will focus on the “keys to success” for physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals (QHPs) using near-infrared spectroscopy imaging as part of their wound/ulcer management “toolbox”. Dr. Jonathan Arnold will present a clinical case to demonstrate how this emerging technology positively impacts physicians’/QHPs’ clinical decision making. Kathleen Schaum will discuss the importance of correctly reporting the new Category III codes assigned to near-infrared spectroscopy imaging. Dr. Arnold will conclude by providing some documentation tips to support the medical necessity of near-infrared spectroscopy imaging and discuss the importance of educating payers as to why this emerging technology should be covered for patients with wound/ulcers.

Lecture Objectives:

1. Understand the clinical value of near-infrared spectroscopy imaging in an active wound care clinic and learn how it can be used to assist clinical decision making.
2. Discuss the importance of Category III code assignments to emerging technologies such as near-infrared spectroscopy imaging.
3. Describe how hospital owned outpatient wound/ulcer management provider-based departments and physicians/QHPs should report the appropriate Category III codes.
4. Review the documentation necessary to support the use of emerging technologies and to educate payers

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