Challenging Wound Etiologies: Calciphylaxis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Dr. Maria S. Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Calciphylaxis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum are two uncommon diseases that cause dermatological changes. Both carry a high risk of complications such as infection, poor wound healing and scarring and can be challenging for the wound care provider to address. This session will discuss the identifying features of each disease, diagnostic tools, and treatment options.

Target Audience: Nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

About the Speaker:
Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA is a board-certified wound care specialist in the Midwest. She received training in general surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in burn surgery at both the University of Tennessee-Memphis and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is board certified in wound care by both the American Board of Wound Management and the American Board of Wound Healing. She is an instructor for Advanced Burn Life Support and a member of the Global Health Committee of the American Burn Association. Dr Goddard also currently serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee and member of the Education Steering Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Additionally, she sits on the WoundSource Editorial Advisory Board. She has practiced in multiple care settings, including long-term care, and her extensive training, research, and clinical experiences provide a unique perspective of wound management. Her mission is to bridge the gaps that exist among care settings because of differences in regulations and resource availability. Her interests include burn care, geriatrics, global health, telemedicine, and reducing disparities in health


  • Maria Goddard, MD, CWS, FAPWCA, faculty for this educational activity, disclosed that she previously received an honorarium from Radiometer/Danaher, and is a consultant and on the speakers' bureau for Medline. All the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
  • None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
  • This continuing education activity was supported by an educational grant from Mölnlycke. 

Webinar Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate wound etiologies 
  • Discuss the features of calciphylaxis 
  • Examine the characteristics of pyoderma gangrenosum 
  • Outline treatment options for challenging wounds
Course Originally Released on: 4/14/2022
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/14/2022
Course Termination/ Update Date: 4/30/2025

Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.

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