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Limb Salvage Program - Introduction to the Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection (WIfI) Scoring Tool
No charge for this activity.

Limb Salvage Program

Introduction to the Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection (WIfI) Scoring Tool 

   Streamed video
   Lower Extremity Limb Threat Classification

Additional course available - Introduction to Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Testing

Fee
There is no fee for this activity.
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Updated activity approved: February 1, 2020
CME Expires: January 31, 2023
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Target Audience
This module is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about diagnosis and treating patients with lower extremity ulcers. This includes students, medical assistants, nursing staff, and physicians. 
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GAP
The two components of the limb salvage education module are designed to train those who care for patients with lower extremity wounds and allow them to quickly understand if patients need a procedure to improve blood flow in order to heal these wounds. The ankle brachial index course provides a comprehensive overview of how the ABI test is done, billing and wave form analysis.  The WIfI course allows for incorporation of the ABI with the physical exam to help providers understand the potential for wound healing and if improvement in blood flow is needed. This information allows patients to then understand their risk of limb loss at the first visit. 

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Goal:
WIfI Participants will be able to characterize a patients’ risk of amputation and need for revascularization using the WIfI tool.

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Learning Objectives
At the end of this module, the learner will be able to:
  1. List amputation trends in the United States for patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease
  2. Describe the WIfI scoring tool
  3. Discuss the correlation with amputation risk and need for a revascularization procedure
  4. Successfully apply the WIfI tool on stored patient images

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Test and Evaluation Questions
Participation is accomplished through self-directed viewing of the web-based material. CME credit is obtained upon completion of the program content, passing the test with 75% or better and submission of the program evaluation. An electronic CME certificate will be available after successfully completing the evaluation. Please be patient while certificate is processing, system will need to refresh your test score and results. This CME course should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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Accreditation  
The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis, Health designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

Physician Assistants 
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
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Disclosures

Course Chair
Misty D. Humphries, MD, MAS, RPVI, FACS

Content Reviewer
Olivia Rapozo
Edward Ronningen
Janet Wells


All have reported that they have no conflicts of interest.

 If you have any questions please email cme@ucdavis.edu or phone (916) 734-5352.


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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