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On-Demand: “The Balancing Effect: The Influence of pH on Chronic Wound Healing”

Urgo Medical* & HMP Global’s Learning Network* present…“The Balancing Effect: The Influence of pH on Chronic Wound Healing”

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session attendees should be able to…

  • Explain association between wound pH and healing process and progress
  • Correlate the beneficial impact of slightly acidic pH in controlling wound infection, increasing antimicrobial activity, altering protease activity, releasing oxygen, reducing toxicity of bacterial end products, and enhancing epithelialization and angiogenesis
  • Recognize the deleterious effects of high pH in the wound bed and the ability of high pH to encourage pathogen growth
  • Examine the importance of purity of hypochlorous acid preservative in a cleanser solution, and the role of the low pH


  • Matthew M. Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS  |  Medical Director, Wound Healing Institute, South Campus, M Health Fairview; Professor, Department of Surgery  |  University of Minnesota
  • Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS  |  Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery; Medical Director, Wound Program  |  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Gregory Schultz, Ph.D.  |  Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology  |  University of Florida

Target Audience: This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and podiatrists

CLAIMING CREDIT  |  To be eligible for continuing education credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: March 31, 2022
Expiration Date: March 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

CONTINUING EDUCATION  |  In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • Physicians |  HMP Education designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurses |  This continuing nursing education internet enduring activity awards 1.00 contact hour. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hour.
  • Nurse Practitioners |  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
  • Physician Assistants |  HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet enduring activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • Podiatrists |  HMP Education is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. HMP Education has approved this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.

This session has been supported by an educational grant from Urgo Medical North America, LLC.

Questions: Call 609-371-1137 or email accreditation@hmpglobal.com

* NOTE: This is a supplier and/or industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.