Healthpoint Offers Free Advanced Wound Care Live CE/CME Webcast on December 2


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Healthpoint Ltd., a DFB

Pharmaceuticals affiliate company, will air its first live continuing

education Webcast, "Management of Lower Extremity Wounds Complicated by Acute

Arterial Insufficiency and Ischemia," on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 from 7 p.m. to

8:30 p.m. EST. It will be re-broadcast December 3 and 4 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


The complimentary program, part of a continuing series supported by

educational grants from Healthpoint, provides timely access to the latest

advances in wound care and treatment modalities.

Physicians who complete the course will receive one CME hour.

Pharmacists, nurses, and podiatrists will receive one contact hour. Register

by visiting .

Jeffrey Niezgoda, MD, of the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and Mark W. Mewissen, MD, director of peripheral

vascular services at Wisconsin Heart and Vascular Clinics, both in Milwaukee,

have developed a comprehensive program that discusses potential interventions,

treatment protocols, and the products available for use with patients with

proven peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

The program's objectives are to:

1. Describe non-invasive testing, such as ankle brachial index (ABI),

transcutaneous oximetry mapping (TCOM), and color Doppler flow

imaging, in the evaluation and diagnosis of patients with wounds due

to peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

2. Discuss the role of the vascular laboratory in the diagnosis of

peripheral arterial disease, in the appropriate selection of patients

for angiographic evaluation of the lower extremity, and in the non-

invasive surveillance in patients who have undergone lower limb


3. Define Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and the indications for use

in the management algorithm for patients with ischemic wounds.

4. Describe improved outcomes seen in patients with ischemic wounds that

are managed with a comprehensive approach integrating wound care and

hyperbaric, with vascular-endovascular medicine, and vascular


5. Illustrate concepts with outcome data and case studies.

The program will be archived for one year on the WOUNDS, Podiatry Today,

ECPN, OWM and Healthpoint Web sites. This activity is sponsored by HMP

Communications, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical

Education and has been planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME

Essential Areas and Policies. For additional information, call HMP at

(800) 237-7285.

Source: Healthpoint, Ltd.

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