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WoundSource's Year in Review
Everything we provide, from our annual WoundSource publication to our WoundCon virtual events, is designed specifically to address your educational needs. We incorporate your feedback into each event and resource to deliver you the most relevant and up-to-date education. This year was a banner year for us, as the highlights below demonstrate. We couldn't have done any of this without your support. Thank you.
WoundSource Provided More Resources Than Ever in 2021
This year, we offered more digital educational resources than ever before in the form of 32 webinars and 37 white papers. These free digital resources offer all health care practitioners of any background or level opportunities to learn more about wound care products, assessment and management methods.
The WoundSource 2021 publication was our most comprehensive edition yet, featuring 253 companies and over 1,700 products.
WoundCon Virtual Events Had Record-Breaking Attendance
WoundCon is the first and largest global virtual wound care conference. In 2021, WoundCon brought together 14,256 health care professionals from 121 countries and all care settings. Attendees learned practical strategies they could immediately put into practice based on the latest scientific evidence and innovations in wound care, in sessions delivered by over 50 leading innovators in the field. WoundCon set a new event attendance record in 2021 with 8,740 attendees for WoundCon Spring 2021.
WoundCon will return in Spring 2022 with new speakers, new topics and new exhibitors. Join us for a virtual day full of education, networking, clinical posters and exhibitions. Save the date for WoundCon Spring 2022, here.
We Introduced a First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Workshop Offering Hands-on Skills Practice
The Biofilm-Based Wound Care Virtual Workshop was presented with closed captioning in eight languages: Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Polish and English. The workshop was attended by 6,262 health care professionals from around the world.
This live workshop that was both virtual and hands-on provided a unique experience that helped attendees learn the theory, watch the skills in action and then perform the skills themselves.
Register for our next workshop, here.
Announcing Our Blog of the Year
Our blog of the year is “Understanding the Braden Scale: Focus on Sensory Perception (Part 1)” by Holly M. Hovan, MSN, GERO-BC, APRN, CWOCN-AP.
Holly M. Hovan, MSN, GERO-BC, APRN, CWOCN-AP, is the recipient of the 2021 Blog of the Year Award. It has received the most views of any blog posted on WoundSource within the last year.
Read the full post, here.
"As wound care professionals, the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk® is near and dear to our hearts. With that in mind, our evidence-based tool needs to be used correctly to yield accurate results. Working with long-term care and geriatric populations opens up a world of multiple pre-existing comorbidities and risk factors that aren’t always explicitly written into the Braden Scale categories."
WoundSource and HMP Global Are Changing the Game in Wound Care Education
In March 2021, HMP Global acquired Kestrel Health Information, Inc. Now, WoundSource, WoundCon (the world’s largest virtual wound care conference) and the WoundSource Academy join HMP Global’s expansive portfolio of educational events and publications for clinicians.
In 2022 you can expect more from us, with even greater options and opportunities. We now reach more than 90% of wound care clinicians in the United States and have a fast-growing international audience across all wound care events, websites and publications. We aim to close the gap to make wound care education accessible to all wound care clinicians, not just in the United States, but around the world—which we can now do faster than ever before.
Thank you...and Happy New Year!
We would like to extend a warm thank-you to all our speakers, writers and sponsors for sharing their experiences and expertise. A special thank-you goes out to you, our attendees, without whom none of this would be possible. We hope you'll continue your support in the coming year. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all good things in 2022.
WoundCon—the first and largest global, virtual wound care conference—brings together health care professionals from all care settings to learn practical strategies that can immediately be put into practice based on the latest scientific evidence and innovations in wound care.