Complex wounds create a challenge to both the health care team and the patients and families that struggle with them. The amount of care required to overcome the complicating factors of these wounds creates a large economic and labor burden on the health care system. In both the inpatient and outpatient settings, there are unique challenges caused by the complex wound just as there are strategies to tackle them.
This webinar will provide a review of wound and patient treatment modalities and advanced wound care treatments that can be used to manage and promote healing in complex wounds. Participants will learn about advanced wound therapies that can help manage patients with a complex wound in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of a complex wound
- Name three advanced wound therapies in the inpatient setting
- Name three advanced wound therapies in the outpatient setting
- Describe wound or patient characteristics that would drive a clinician to select an advanced wound modality
The wound care team should recognize and choose to be as aggressive as possible when treating complex wounds to provide the most benefit to the patient and to the health care system. Understanding the options available to them will help the wound care team to treat complex wounds.