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Transforming Your Practice, Outcomes, and Productivity With Real - time Fluorescence Imaging of Wound Bacteria

Thomas Serena, MD

Thomas Serena, MD, FACS, MAPWCA, FACHM focuses on the clinical impact the fluorescence imaging procedure is having on getting ahead of infection, wound outcomes, and timing of CTP placements. Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC, CPMA discusses appropriate CPT coding for this procedure and documentation tips to support how and why this procedure is performed on a given patient, as well as the imaging findings. Drs. Serena and Lehrman also discuss how fluorescence imaging findings can aid clinical decisions, and support the appropriateness, and medical necessity of other procedures (eg, Skin substitutes/CTPs,grafting procedures, and more).

Completion (Credits: 1.25) CME (Credits: 1) CEU (Credits: 1.25)

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Method of Participation

Complete the 4 steps to earn your CE/CME credit:

  1. Complete the Pre-Test
  2. View the Lecture
  3. Complete the Quiz (Min. 70% Passing Score)
  4. Complete the program Survey
Goals and Objectives
  1. Understand the medical indications for non - contact, real - time fluorescence imaging of bacterial presence, location, and load, as established by a recent Delphi consensus.
  2. Review applications and workflow of fluorescence imaging in routine wound management.
  3. Learn how to appropriately document the imaging procedure, imaging findings, and its medical necessity.
  4. Review the appropriate CPT codes fo r this procedure and understand its standing in the hospital outpatient department prospective payment system.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • Completion (Credits: 1.25)

    This lecture has been approved for the PRESENT Podiatric Education Online curriculum by the Council of Teaching Hospitals Residency Education Review Committee.

    Release Date: 05/06/2022 Expiration Date: 05/06/2023

  • CME (Credits: 1)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 05/06/2022 Expiration Date: 05/06/2023

  • CEU (Credits: 1.25)

    NURSING: Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between Present e-Learning Systems and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1.25 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 05/06/2022 Expiration Date: 05/06/2023

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  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.

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    Thomas Serena has no relevant financial interests to disclose regarding this lecture.

    This continuing education activity is managed and accredited by AffinityCE in cooperation with Present e-Learning Systems. AffinityCE and Present e-Learning Systems Staff, as well as Planners and Reviewers, have no relevant financial interests to disclose. Conflict of Interest when present was resolved through peer review of content by a non-conflicting reviewer.

    Commercial support was not received for this activity.