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Wound Care Update: Growth Factors in Chronic Wound Healing
Wound Care Update, Volume 1, Issue 2 - Growth Factors in Chronic Wound Healing

This 4 page monograph discusses the latest clinical research on the use of growth factors in chronic wound healing.

Growth Factors in Chronic Wound Healing
Wound Care Update Volume 1, Issue 2

Activity Description & Target Audience

Wound Care Update is a monograph series intended for physicians, podiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are involved in wound care and are interested in wound care research. This series provides scientifically based and objectively presented topics from peer-reviewed journals. This issue discusses the use of growth factors in chronic wound healing.

This series is presented in collaboration with VerusMed.


Following completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the various applications of growth factors in the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds.
  • Summarize the use of growth factors in chronic wound healing. 
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of different growth factors in the healing of chronic wounds.
Method of Participation

The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour. To obtain credit, participants should take a brief pre-activity survey, read the monograph, answer the multiple-choice post test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate immediately upon completion. Adobe Acrobat is required to view pdf files. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat.


The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

BRN: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 1.0 hour of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

Release: April 12, 2013
Expiration: April 11, 2016


Gerit Mulder DPM, PhD, FRCST, MAPWCA
Director Wound Treatment and Research Center
Professor of Surgery and Orthopedics
Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery
University of Californian San Diego

Balance and Objectivity of Content

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker's outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities.


The faculty, CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, and CME committee reviewers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label Disclosure: This educational activity may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, San Diego.

Cultural Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires CME courses with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competencies. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and Linguistic Competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

Supported by an educational grant from Healthpoint, Ltd.

UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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