Prevention and Causes of Cellulitis

Activity description

This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.

Additional Required Reading

Cellulitis: All You Need to Know (CDC Resource)

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This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare Community & State.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in the prevention of cellulitis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of cellulitis 
  • Explain how cellulitis develops
  • Identify the factors that contribute to cellulitis 
  • State strategies to prevent cellulitis 
  • Explore options to identify and treat cellulitis
  • List applicable questions to ask individuals with cellulitis to identify potential causes and optimal management 

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Medical Director, Community Plans of Texas

Dr. Shaw-Rice is board certified in internal medicine and is a Medical Director with UnitedHealthcare - Community and State based in Houston, Texas. She has worked as an executive leader in administrative health care for over 10 years. Before that, she had a clinical practice for 20 years, and she was the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award and Top Doc award for many years. Her primary clinical focus has been the management and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in marginalized communities. Today, her main focus is in the area of process improvement and program redesign. She has a particular interest in utilization management, population health, relationship building and cultural competence.  

Dr. Shaw-Rice is a Certified Medical Executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician leadership and a Certified Peer Reviewer. She is also certified in health care quality management. Dr. Shaw-Rice obtained her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, completed her residency in internal medicine in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine and earned a Master's degree in medical management (MMM) from Carnegie Mellon University. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit designation statement

The participant will be awarded up to 0.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
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