{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review

Activity Steps


Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Purpose of Activity

To present an overview of the advantages of maggot debridement therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the use, process, and precautions for maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.
  2. Synthesize the results of the bibliographic review of the use of maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.
Price: $22.00


  • ACCME 1.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: ASWC1020
Published: Oct 2020
Expires: 9/30/2022
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: José Moya-López, MSc, RN; Victor Costela-Ruiz, PhD, MS, RN; Enrique García-Recio, MSc, PhD; Ronald A. Sherman, MD, MSc; Elvira De Luna-Bertos, PhD, RN
Categories: Dermatology , Wound Care
Specialties: Burn Care, Dermatology, Wound
Topics: Chronic Pain