An on-demand webcast focuses on the use of mechanically powered negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Available through the SWAC Network, intended participants for “An Expanded View of Mechanically Powered NPWT” include physical therapists, physicians, podiatrists, and nurses who are involved in wound healing or wound care issues.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have the ability to differentiate MPNPWT and NPWT, in terms of wound selection, billing, and use in wound clinic sites of care versus home care. Additionally, participants should be able to assess late-breaking data regarding the use of an improved safety profile with MPNPWT to standard NPWT and review cases about the use of MPNPWT in conjunction with various standard and advanced wound care modalities.

Course faculty include Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FACCWS, program director for the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine,? Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, Pa, and Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Fla.

The on-demand webcast is made available to participants with synchronized slides and audio, according to the SAWC website. To be eligible for documentation of credit, the site says, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

The webcast’s expiration date is May 30, 2015 and the estimated time to complete the course is 1 hour.

For more information, call (609) 371-1137 or visit

[Source: SAWC Network]