This session will focus on the importance of understanding the technology underlying the features that help dressings provide effective exudate and wound management. The discussion will be enhanced with clinical cases providing real-world evidence. Copyright © 2020 WoundSource & Kestrel Health Information, Inc.
This session will depict the clinical assessment of the presence of biofilm and highlight effective intervention techniques and management of chronic wounds. Originally presented at Wild on Wounds 2020.
Originally presented at WoundCon Summer 2021. ConvaTec Complete™ is an innovative program focused on helping post-acute providers meet the opportunities provided by PDPM and PGPM, by leveraging a standardized formulary and clinical pathway, which incorporates Wound Hygiene, as well as mobile digital training tools, to meet the challenges of staff turnover. Learn about the success of a Life Care Community campus in implementing the ConvaTec Complete™ program to achieve operational efficiencies and improved clinical and financial outcomes duringthe COVID 19 pandemic.
This session will focus on management of COVID-19 patients undergoing various proning procedures, including the use of specialty proning beds, manual proning, and the use of specialty equipment in proning. Management includes skin protection and effective assessment techniques in these complex patients. Copyright © 2020 WoundSource & Kestrel Health Information, Inc.
Learn more about orthopedic guidelines around controversial topics. Speaker: Dr. Alexander Shah.
Learn more about advanced in guidelines to prevent wound complications following surgery. Speaker: JoAnn Montecalvo MPAS, PA-C.
Original presented at WoundCon Summer 2021. Hard-to-heal wounds continue to challenge wound clinicians across the continuum of care, and mounting evidence points to biofilm being a culprit. Join us as Richelle Roethler, FNP, CWCN-AP discusses the rationale for the Wound Hygiene approach to hard-to-heal wounds and details the steps of the protocol, with enhanced clinical cases of the Wound Hygiene protocol in practice.
Learn how to defy hard-to-heal wounds with Wound Hygiene's early anti-biofilm interventions. Designed for frequent, regular and repetitive use, the simple four-step regime enables you to comprehensively clean a wound and prepare it for healing.
Learn more about Step One in Wound Hygiene: Cleanse. Cleanse the wound bed to remove devitalised tissue, debris and biofilm. Cleanse the periwound skin to remove dead skin scales and callus, and to decontaminate it.
Learn about Step Two (Debridement) and Step Three (Refashioning) in Wound Hygiene.
Step Four in Wound Hygiene is Dressing. Address residual biofilm while preventing/delaying regrowth of biofilm by using dressings containing antibiofilm and/or antimicrobial agents.
The concept of wound hygiene arose during an expert advisory board meeting held in early 2019. The panel discussed ways of embedding real change into generalist practice. Hence, it devised the concept of wound hygiene, which is based on the premise that, just as we follow basic hygiene everyday by washing our hands, brushing our teeth and showering to keep clean and ward off germs, so we should apply basic hygiene to wounds.
The second international consensus document presents guidelines to support the concept that a hard-to-heal wound remains hard to heal until closure, along with the identification of a new tissue type, “unhealthy” granulation. This guideline encompasses a 3-phase holistic framework based on assessment, management, and monitoring, with a focus on how and when to implement wound hygiene on all tissue types in hard-to-heal wounds. In a rapidly changing world, where we may at times feel powerless to drive change, this program provides further guidance on propelling the use of wound hygiene toward challenging the global wound care crisis.
The presentation will provide an overview of the InnovaMatrix® Platform including: Design rationale for utilizing porcine placenta as the source tissue; Understanding the difference between medical devices and human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products; Summary of the science of InnovaMatrix®; and InnovaMatrix® AC case examples.
This webinar will teach practices for accurate wound measurement and assessment of wound edges. The types of tissues that may be found in a wound bed as well as wound pain assessment are discussed. Courtesy of Wound Care Education Institute. Use Code ConvaTec22 (valid through 12/31/22).
This webinar describes risk factors for pressure injuries and the six pressure injury stages. Courtesy of Wound Care Education Institute. Use Code ConvaTec22 (valid through 12/31/22).
This webinar presents an overview of the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries with attention given to guidelines surrounding nutrition, skin care, repositioning, and support surfaces. Courtesy of Wound Care Education Institute. Use Code ConvaTec22 (valid through 12/31/22).
This webinar will allow learners to describe biophysical and surgical treatment options for pressure injuries; differentiate between prevalence and incidence rates; and identify at least three interventions for the management of wound pain. Courtesy of Wound Care Education Institute. Use Code ConvaTec22 (valid through 12/31/22).
Assessment and quantification of skin color is important to healthcare as color is one indicator of overall health. The ability to note changes in skin color can mean life or death. Professionals need to understand the skin’s mechanism as it relates to ethnic differences, as well as unique skin-related challenges. This session will review structural, physiological, functional and cultural differences in skin of color, assessment techniques, common skin conditions and cutaneous complications.
Chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes cause substantial morbidity and may lead to amputation of a lower extremity and mortality. Accurate identification of underlying causes and co-morbidities are essential for planning treatment and approaches for optimal healing. This presentation will provide evidence-based approaches for identification and treatment of chronic neuropathic, neuro-ischemic, and ischemic diabetic foot ulcerations.
This course covers 5 of the factors important for wound healing. Barriers to wound healing such as inappropriate moisture balance, decreased oxygen levels, medications and other impediments to healing are discussed. Finally, must-have wound care products and myths about wound healing are described.
Identifying the incorrect etiology of a wound can delay healing, waste money, or even get you in big trouble. In this session, learn how to differentiate between pressure and other wounds including: moisture associated skin damage (MASD), diabetic foot ulcers, mucosal pressure ulcers, suspected deep tissue injury or bruise, friction, and split gluteal fold or skin tear.
Legal aspects and documentation guidelines are discussed in detail. This will cover what is needed to substantiate a legal case in wound care, and documentation guidelines to support that the standards of care and practice were met. It will also cover forms such as care planning, risk scores, and how MDS affects billing.
This webinar describes the nutritional components necessary to fuel the wound healing process. It discusses how poor nutritional status impacts the body's ability to heal a wound and reviews strategies to enhance healing.
The media bombards us with information about nutrition, so it seems that we all should know what to eat to be healthy. Yet, many of our patients are malnourished, which contributes to both the development of wounds and chronic nonhealing wounds. This webinar will answer all of your unasked questions and review the latest guidelines for optimal nutrition intervention.
This session will discuss the goals of Palliative Wound Management. Our approach to wound care is less aggressive, and we encounter many challenges. We'll discuss those challenges, which include: wound odor, excessive bleeding, exudate, necrotic tissue, pain, periwound breakdown, itching, and body image and caregiver skills. We'll learn about some of the wounds encountered in palliative care such as Kennedy Terminal Ulcer, Marjolin, Kaposi Sarcoma, fungating wounds, pressure ulcers, and fistulas.
Approximately half of all patients with diabetes will experience dermatological changes during the course of their disease. Recognizing changes and instituting prompt management plans can assist in prevention of diabetic foot ulcerations. This webinar explores characteristics and treatment plans for the most common skin and nail conditions frequently encountered on the diabetic foot.