March 22, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Broderick Flynn and Bruce Davey, PhD
Chronic wounds are a challenge for the patients experiencing them, and for the clinicians who treat them. They are also costly for payors. Added to this, the burden of wounds is growing, driven by an ageing population and increased incidence of underlying health conditions. The webinar will explore how using 3D wound imaging can expedite the treatment and help identify when treatment should be modified.
Broderick Flynn has more than a decade of experience taking a leading role in the adoption of wound imaging and measurement technologies in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. A wound specialist nurse based at the Louis Stokes Hospital in Cleveland, he has also advised extensively on VA wound care programs across the country on setting up wound imaging and documentation programs to improve patient wellbeing.
There will also be a brief discussion of the latest technology solutions for imaging and measuring wounds.
- To understand how wound imaging can facilitate improvements to wound care processes and practice
- To explore the practicalities of implementing a wound imaging solution
- To obtain an overview of the products for imaging, measurement, and documentation
March 28, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Laura Swoboda, DNP, APNP, FNP-C, FNP-BC, CWOCN-AP
Focusing on key clinical cases, Dr. Laura Swoboda will discuss the fundamentals of wound hygiene and share instances in which it made an impact on patient care.
The speaker will cover the following objectives:
• Describe moist wound healing and treatment of most wounds
• Review cellular and microbial basis for debridement and wound edge advancement and how they relate to clinical outcomes
• Integrate options for evidenced based wound bed preparation and biofilm based wound management into a wound hygiene protocol of care
March 29, 2023 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON
• Identify wound healing barriers and review potential solutions to overcome those barriers
• Examine the mechanisms of action for negative pressure wound therapy and the design of a silicone-hybrid drape
• Explore wound healing solutions in the post-acute setting through illustrative case studies
• Participate in a question-and-answer session
March 30, 2023 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EDT
Lucian G. Vlad, MD and Louis Pilati, MD
The combined use of short-stretch and long-stretch bandages in one kit, with the availability of visual indicators to guide proper application, is unique in the management of venous disease/ulcers. Known as the Dual Compression System (DCS), the ability of this DCS bandage system to treat venous ulcers as well as adjacent conditions is supported by much published evidence, both of real life as well as of the randomized controlled variety. The clinical benefits and the user friendliness of the product in real life, compared to other multi-component systems, translate to significant health economic benefits. Our two distinguished speakers will present the clinical evidence, illustrative and representative clinical cases, and present a health economic analysis of the benefits associated with the DCS system as analyzed from recent studies.
An attendee should be able to learn the following:
- The three C's data associated with the product technology (consistency, continuity, and comfort) in managing venous disease/ulcers
- The RCT data associated with the product compared to other multi-component bandage systems in managing venous disease/ulcers
- Real-life data associated with the use of the product on a large cohort of patients with demographic and comorbidity variability, including diabetes
- Cases that are illustrative of the venous disease/ulcer management, including with common comorbidities, and variabilities
- A study that examines the time and labor saved in using the DCS as opposed to another multi-component bandage, and the health economic implications thereof
April 13, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Neilendu Kundu, MD and Kara Couch, MS, CRNP, CWCN-AP, FAAWC
Wound care treatment plans for a patient on average can include up to 4+ prescribers and 4+ departments making standardization in wound cleansing/hygiene practice a challenging quest. Yet evidence-based standardization is documented to produce better outcomes in many fields of medicine.
In this session we will discuss the latest consensus guidelines and published evidence from various sites of care with pure hypochlorous acid-based cleansers. The results suggest clinicians should pursue wound cleansing standardization to yield better outcomes.