Exploring the Role of Natural Treatments in Wound Healing: A Focus on Calendula

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boiron USA.


Joseph E. Cruz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
Clinical Coordinator- Internal Medicine
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, New Jersey
Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, Illinois
Lucio Volino, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
Clinical Pharmacist
Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Mitrzyk Medical Communications, LLC
Northville, Michigan
Educational Partners
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education
ArcMesa Educators
Accredited Provider
Global Education Group
Statement of Need
Homeopathic therapies have been available and commonly used for over 200 years. They are founded on a system of medicine that consists of specific, highly diluted remedies, and can often times be a challenging topic of discussion. This activity intends to bring awareness about the various types of homeopathic treatments available for wound healing, with a focus on calendula. Health care professionals are frequently approached by patients with specific questions on homeopathic therapies, and it is important for them to be able to appropriately answer their questions and address their concerns.

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • ·Examine the process of wound healing and the role of natural alternative treatments
  • Explore the use of calendula in dermatologic applications, such as wound healing and post-radiation dermatologic complications   
  • Compare the variety of topical dosage forms available for wound management
  • Identify the pharmacist and nurse practitioner’s role and opportunities for patient education in the treatment of wounds using natural alternative therapies
Table of Contents Description: This activity will provide an overview of various homeopathic therapies used for wound healing management, specifically calendula and its therapeutic uses. 

Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners
Release date: April 30, 2017
Expiration date: April 30, 2019
Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours
Fee: Free

Method of Participation
All participants will need to read the objectives and other introductory CME/CE information, take the pretest, and then proceed to the educational activity. Once the activity is completed along with the posttest and the evaluation, participants can request credit.
You will have access to your certificate immediately following completion of the evaluation. Credit is provided until 4/30/2018. No credit will be given after this date. There is no fee to participate in this activity.


Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology.
Activity ID #2236E.
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Lucio Volino, PharmDhas the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Consultant/Independent Contractor: Haymarket Media
  • Grant/Research Support: Special Populations Inter-Professional Care Experiences (SPICE)
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Merck Vaccines
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Joseph E. Cruz, PharmD, BCPS
Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

ArcMesa Educators
Planning Staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Gabriella Pisano
Global Education Group
Planning Staff - Kristen Delisi, NP, Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Andrea Funk, and Laura Gilsdorf
Contemporary Clinic Editorial Staff— Kirk McKay
An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution and has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Statement
This educational activity may contain discussion of published or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Furthermore, attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Contemporary Clinic, ArcMesa Educators, and Global Education Group. This material is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

System Requirements for Completion of Posttest and Evaluation
Computer or smartphone with Internet access Web Browser (IE 7.0+ or Webkit/Mozilla Compatible) with JavaScript enabled.
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