Friday, November 12, 2021

- EST
Why Wound pH Matters: The Acid Mantle, Biofilm, and Complex Wounds
Luis Fernandez, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS
Luis Fernandez, MD, KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS
University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical Director, Trauma Wound Care | Professor, Department of Surgery

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Moderation by Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, Clinical Educator, WoundSource

Breaks in the skin can lead to a change in pH, which can affect skin healing. An unbalanced pH can delay wound healing and thus should be recognized and corrected early in wound management to encourage optimal outcomes. Practical knowledge of complex interactions in the wound microenvironment is important in selecting best treatment options.