Surgical intervention remains one of the key pillars of treatment in health care. With an increasing number of procedures being performed worldwide, surgical wound complications can lead to high morbidity and mortality, especially for patients with multiple comorbidities. The economics of addressing these issues, as well as the toll on quality of life, can be burdensome to patients, health care systems, and countries. Therefore, it is essential to optimize surgical wound closure techniques.
Many guidelines and procedures have been identified by international advisory panels and boards to reduce the risk of surgical site complications. Many technological advances have been made to ensure that surgical sites remain intact. Clinicians in all phases of care should be equipped with the knowledge to identify potential risk factors, intervene early, and manage any adverse outcomes that may arise.
This webinar will:
- Define surgical wound complications
- Discuss optimal surgical wound closure techniques
- Identify potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Discuss dressing options for surgical sites
- Address methods for treating surgical wound complications