WOW22 - Session 113 - Infrared Technology In Wound Care

Webinar Topic: Wound Care


CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
Infrared technology has been utilized in the medical field as a non-contact and non-invasive tool for measuring thermal temperature changes.  These images can provide wound care clinicians with valuable information on chronic wounds that maybe stuck in the inflammatory phase of healing.  Additionally, it may help determine if appropriate physiological patterns are achieved for selected interventions.

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

About the Speaker:
Frank Aviles is a physical therapist, certified lymphedema therapist, certified wound specialist, hyperbaric technician, and an MLD/CDT instructor in Natchitoches Louisiana. He serves as the Wound Care Service Line Director for Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) involved with wound care practices across the continuum of care. Presently, he also leads the Hospital Acquired Injury committee which CMS has recognized the success of our pressure injury prevention program. In the past, Frank has successfully developed a multidisciplinary skin and wound care program at a large sub-acute facility. Frank serves as the American Physical Therapy Association wound management special interest group practice chair, hospital board representative for the Community Healthcare Education Network, physical therapist/ wound care consultant and educator for LHC group, and editorial board member and “Let’s Be Frank” columnist for Today’s Wound Clinic.


  • Frank Aviles Jr, PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT-LANA, ALM, AWCC, DAPWCA, MLD/CDT Inst., faculty for this educational activity, disclosed that he is a consultant for WoundVision. All the relevant financial relationships listed for Mr. Aviles 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.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

1. Describe long wave infrared thermography

2. Describe near infrared thermography spectroscopy

3. Demonstrate how infrared technology is utilized across the wound care continuum

Course Originally Released on: 9/8/2022
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/8/2022
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2025


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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