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Section: CME

Using NIRS Imaging to Help Deliver High Quality and Efficient Care in the Wound Center

Erin Buchness, BSN, RN Jason Forbes, DO

This webinar will introduce near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) imaging and review how this technology can be used to enhance the assessment, clinical management of patients, and support interdisciplinary communication to help bridge the gap in limb preservation management to improve clinical outcomes. Jason Forbes, DO and Erin Buchness, MHL, BSN, RN will review a series of clinical cases to demonstrate the critical decision steps and management algorithms used to achieve optimal outcomes in the care of these patients.

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

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  • Survey

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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. Review NIRS technology and describe how it is used in the clinical setting.
  2. Discuss how NIRS can be used in the Wound Care Clinic for assessment, monitoring wounds to evaluate baseline vascular status and foster appropriate Vascular Referral to track, monitor, and document wound healing progress and changes in the treatment pathw
  3. Understand how NIRS can be used to qualify patients for hyperbaric oxygen therapy through effectively monitoring the continued therapeutic benefits that adequately prepare the wound bed for application of advanced therapies such as cellular and/or tissue
  4. Review a series of clinical cases utilizing NIRS in wound clinic patients, the imaging protocol utilized resulting in a documented decrease in amputations.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • Completion (Credits: 1)

    This lecture has been approved for the PRESENT Residency Education Online Curriculum by the PRESENT Curriculum Committee.

    Release Date: 11/14/2022 Expiration Date: 11/14/2023

  • 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: 11/14/2022 Expiration Date: 11/14/2023

  • CEU (Credits: 1)

    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 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

    Release Date: 11/14/2022 Expiration Date: 11/14/2023

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  • Disclosure Information
  • 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.


    Erin Buchness has nothing to disclose.


    Jason Forbes has nothing to disclose.

    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.