Wound Care Zone

Programme

17 March 2020

8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

This session will outline the key aspects of  accurate wound assessment and the importance of differential diagnosis.  The use of the international consensus document Implementing TIMERS: the race against hard to heal wounds will be discussed. Wound management will be discussed and options for treatment will be highlighted.

This presentation will discuss the prevention, assessment, , management and maintenance of pressure ulcers with reference to the  latest NICE and European guidelines. Patient information and working effectively with colleagues and carers will be highlighted.

What is a biofilm?  How and why does it form?.

How do we can recognise the types of wounds where a biofilm is most likely to form?

What are the options for the management of biofilms as part of progressive wound healing, including cleansing, debridement and dressing choice?

This session will outline the key aspects of lower limb assessment and the current options for management. Consideration will be given to the current evidence in relation to best practices and their implication for clinical practice.

Wound infections are costly to patients and healthcare providers alike. They can cause increased pain, exudate and odour effecting negatively on patient’s quality of life. They can delay wound healing and turn acute wounds into chronic ones, significantly increasing the treatment duration and hence associated costs. Effective wound management and the prevention of wound infection are key to wound healing and prevention of chronic, hard to heal wounds. In this session we will use the latest evidence and best practice guidelines to answer the following questions:

  • What is a wound infection?
  • Who is at risk?
  • How can I prevent a wound getting infected?
  • How can I tell if a wound has a microbial problem?
  • How do I treat a wound that is infected?

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