Pressure Sores: Beauty & Simplicity Sat, Oct 22

Plastic surgeons are often asked to manage and surgically reconstruct pressure sores. These patients are often nutritionally depleted and have multiple comorbidities. This panel will discuss the salient criteria for surgical reconstruction of pressure sores, the predictors of success and failure, and the necessary multidisciplinary team to optimize outcomes.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze and identify types of pressure sores along with classification system.

  2. Identify risk factors promoting pressure sore formation and non-healing with mitigation strategies.

  3. List multidisciplinary team components necessary to support surgical reconstruction

    1. Identify common flap types to address ischial and trochanteric ulcers.

    2. Identify expected outcomes after surgical reconstruction

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Subject to change