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Perioperative Nutrition and Wound Healing


Activity Info

There are subsets of patient populations, including those patients undergoing surgery, that present unique nutritional management challenges for which PAs must be prepared. In this highly interactive learning activity—featuring animations, faculty videos, downloadable content, and more—expert faculty provide insights into nutritional management for patients in the perioperative and postoperative settings.

Activity Title

Surgery: Perioperative Nutrition and Wound Healing


Surgery, Nutrition

Accreditation Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Release Date

May 28, 2021

Expiration Date

May 27, 2022

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

60 minutes

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to manage nutritional needs of patients undergoing elective surgeries (e.g., bariatric surgery, joint-replacement surgery, etc.), including nutritional needs specific to wound healing

Corri Wolf, PA-C, MS, RDN
Associate Professor
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York

Erin Sherer, Ed.D, PA-C, RD
Emergency Department Physician Assistant
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York

Veronica Victorian, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Pediatric Surgery Service
Texas Children’s Hospital
Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.


This activity is provided by The France Foundation (TFF). This activity was produced in collaboration with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

This activity is intended for PAs, physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

Across specialties, many PAs, Physicians, and other members of the healthcare team have reported little to no knowledge, confidence, or skills with regard to providing nutritional recommendations to patients with diabetes.

The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) and The AAPA require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and AAPA report all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and AAPA seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF and AAPA are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Activity Staff Disclosures
The France Foundation Staff

The France Foundation staff, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, and other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AAPA Staff
The AAPA staff, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, and other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Corri Wolf, PA-C, MS, RDN
  • Erin Sherer, Ed.D, PA-C, RD
  • Veronica Victorian, PA-C

TFF and AAPA require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF and AAPA do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.

The France Foundation and The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation, AAPA, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

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