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APWCA TEXAS Accreditation

2018 Accreditation

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes physicians, podiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, dietitians and others who manage wound care patients across the continuum of healthcare.


The emphasis of the activity will be to identify wound healing, and other ancillary services in wound management , ensuring principles in wound healing, recognizing the pathophysiology of and need for glycemic control in diabetic foot ulcers, and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in wound management. The speakers who are experts and well known in the fields of wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Vascular surgeons, family physicians,  general surgeons, endocrinologists, emergency room physicians, infectious disease physicians, orthopedists, oncologists, podiatrists, as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, residents, students, and other health care professionals who deal with the wound care patient will benefit from the multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to this educational event. The goal is to meet the continuing educational needs of the attendees by providing educational lectures that deliver comprehensive wound care identification and management strategies. And to provide the knowledge and skills to identify patients at risk for development of wounds and wound complications.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover components of a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Identify levels of wound healing to identify appropriate interventions to promote healing
  • Recognize the clinical indicators for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Explain modalities to diagnose perfusion to lower extremities
  • Discuss arterial ulcers and diabetes
  • Distinguish the uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic foot ulcers

Physician Accreditation Statement

CME ACCREDITATION: McAllen Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CREDIT ACCREDITATION: McAllen Medical Center designates this live educational activity for maximum of 5.00 hours in AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nursing Accreditation StatemenT

McAllen Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. McAllen Medical Center provides up to 5.00 contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.


As a provider accredited by the Texas Medical Association,  the McAllen Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education must ensure balance, independence and  objectivity in all CME activities to promote improvements in health care and not proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The provider controls all decisions related to  identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods and evaluation of the activity. Course directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, moderators, panel members and others in a position to control the  content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the subject matter of this educational activity. Learners are able to assess the potential for commercial bias in  information when complete disclosure, resolution of conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of commercial support are provided prior to the activity.  Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial support. We believe this mechanism contributes to the transparency and accountability of CME.


All faculties and planning committee members participating in a McAllen Medical Center sponsored CME activity will disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation, and with the commercial supporter of this activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance to manage and resolve any conflict of interest that may affect the balance and scientific integrity of an educational presentation. Approval as a provider refers to recognition of educational activities only. Display or discussion of commercial products and services does not imply endorsement of the product or service by McAllen Medical Center.


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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Certificate Instructions

Physical (paper) accreditation certificates will not be issued at this meeting.

Participants will receive an email within four (4) business days after the meeting with a link to complete the required evaluation and download certificates in PDF format.

For questions or assistance, please contact us at info@apwca.org or 337.541.2240.


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  • On the conference website and on conference social media pages.
  • In the press, including marketing materials and publications distributed to the public.

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