Grand Rounds - November 3, 2023  
"Wound Assessment and Management"

Speaker: Andrew Vardanian, MD. Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, UCLA Department of Surgery.




  1. Cite the physiology of wound healing and identify factors that may impair healing.
  2. Identify patients at risk for developing pressure ulcers.
  3. Compare and select diagnostic tests related to wound classification and assessment.
  4. Compare and select modalities used for acute and chronic wound management, including topical therapies, surgical revascularization, and debridement.
  5. Select strategies for enhancing wound healing and prevention by identifying and treating pressure ulcers, wound complications, and infections timely.
  6. Provide wound care instructions to patients at discharge.
  7. Recognize patients at greater risk for wound complications and impaired wound healing, taking into consideration the patient’s age, ethnicity, socioeconomics, etc.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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