CME Course

2019 Southern Region Burn Conference – Session 7

This course is a compilation of peer-reviewed abstracts presented during the 2019 Southern Region Burn Conference, showcasing research, case studies, discovery, new innovative techniques/procedures, best practices, and other relevant topics of interest to achieve optional patient outcomes in burn patients.

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Target Audience

This activity is of value to general surgeons, plastic surgeons, emergency physicians, residents/fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation personnel, prevention educators burn technicians, and other personnel involved in burn care.

Description

This course is a compilation of peer-reviewed abstracts presented during the 2019 Southern Region Burn Conference, prepared by interprofessional members of the healthcare team who treat burn patients, describing work currently being conducted in burn centers in the Southern Region. The presentations showcase research, case studies, discovery, new innovative techniques/procedures, best practices, and other relevant topics of interest to achieve optional patient outcomes in burn patients.

Presentations and Objectives

Preventing Axilla Contractures,
Mamie G. Clark, OTR/L, Firefighters Burn Center, Regional One Health, Memphis, TN

  • Objectives:
    • Understand the value of early structured burn therapy program and how it relates to burn functional outcomes for preventing axillary contracture;
    • Develop an understanding that successful occupational therapy burn rehab program is dependent on team centered approach.

Safety of Early Post-Operative Range of Motion and Effects on Functional Outcomes in Burn Patients with Newly Placed Hand Autografts,
Kyle B. Cunningham, PT, DPT, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

  • Objectives:
    • Describe the process of performing early post-operative range of motion after skin grafting of the hands;
    • Understand how early post-operative hand range of motion after skin grafting affects graft take and movement of the digits.

Survey of National Practice of Prevention, Diagnostic Tool(s), and Treatment of Heterotopic Ossification for Burn Patients in the United States,
Emma C. DeJournette, MSOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Burn Fellow, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Objectives:
    • Identify the implications of HO on a burn patient;
    • Determine what are the practiced prevention and treatment interventions for HO in US burn centers;
    • Determine what are the utilized tool(s) for diagnosis of HO in US burn centers. 

Casting for Soft Tissue Elongation and Prevention of Surgical Intervention in Burn Care
Kerry L. Mikolaj, DPT, Children's Hospital Burn Center, Aurora, CO

  • Objective:
    • Describe a therapeutic technique used to promote soft tissue elongation, improve scarring and prolong or eliminate the need for surgical intervention following a burn injury.

An Algorithm for Rehabilitation Following Autologous Skin Cell Suspension Grafting
Dana Y. Nakamura, OTR/L, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Burn Center, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Objective:
    • Identify rehabilitation practices to optimize functional outcome following ASCS grafting.

One Burn Centers Experience with Implementing Use 3D Laser Scanner and Outcomes,
Greta M. Rucks, OTR/L, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL

  • Objectives:
    • Become more familiar with possible contacts for the use of basic laser scanner for the fabrication of a clear facial orthosis;
    • Be more aware of the required knowledge to be independent with providing a clear facial orthosis. 

Establishing the Role of Speech Pathology Amid Growth and Change of a Larger Regional Referral Burn Center,
Janet C. Shaw, MHA, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

  • Objective:
    • Describe ways in which a dedicated speech pathologist can contribute to overall quality of care and continuity of care in burn patients.

The Effect of Splinting of Metacarpophalangeal Joints after Skin Grafting – A Review of the ACT Database,
Ashley M. Welsh, DSc, OTR/L, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

  • Objectives:
    • Understand level of effectiveness splinting a skin grafted dorsal hand burn has on MCP joint extension contracture prevention;
    • Determine what (if any) variables impact the effectiveness of splinting in preventing MCP joint contractures (ie: percentage of CFU injured or duration of splint wear). 

Course Information

CME Release Date: April 13, 2020
Valid for credit through: April 13, 2021
Course type: Video
Estimated time of completion: 85 minutes

Credits Available

Note to attendees of the 2019 Burn Conference held in San Antonio: You are invited to view the online lectures and upon completion, you will receive a certificate; however, if you have already reported credit earned for attending the meeting in San Antonio, you may not report credit for viewing the same content online. If you have questions, please contact SMA.

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation. 

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

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  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

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The following individuals, unless otherwise noted, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Presenters:
Mamie G. Clark, OTR/L
Kyle B. Cunningham, PT, DPT
Emma C. DeJournette, MSOT, OTR/L
Kerry L. Mikolaj, DPT
Dana Y. Nakamura, OTR/L
Greta M. Rucks, OTR/L
Janet C. Shaw, MHA, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Ashley M. Welsh, DSc, OTR/L

Planners:
James H. Holmes, IV, MD
-Stock: PermeaDerm, McKesson, Abbott Labs, AbbVie
-Speakers Bureau: Mallinckrodt Pharm
-Consultant: Avita Medical
Alan R. Dimick, MD
Rayna Gorisek, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

SMA Staff:
Vicki Baugh

Course Materials

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