WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo
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Dressing Selection: A Review of When and Why to Pair Dressings

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Emily Greenstein APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON
Sanford Health, Certified Nurse Practitioner Sanford Health

Emily Greenstein is a Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse. She graduated from the University of Jamestown in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Nursing and in 2017 from Maryville University with a Masters in Nursing. Emily has been employed at the Sanford Wound Center in Fargo, ND since 2009. She current chairs the SVAT Wound Committee for the Sanford Enterprise. She is currently the Media chair for the North Central Region WOCN society and has served as an expert content reviewer for the JWOCN and Wounds Journal. Emily is currently the Co-Chair of the Research Committee and Membership Committee for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Emily has presented several different posters at various wound care conferences and had several publications. She is also currently a member of the International Diabetic Foot Ulcer Guidelines Committee.

Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Physician

Dr. Michael N. Desvigne is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has chosen to dedicate his expertise to reconstructive surgery, specifically wound reconstruction. Dr. Desvigne believes that performing reconstructive surgery has made him a better wound healing clinician and managing complex wounds has made him a better reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Desvigne brings a wealth of experience from a variety of disciplines. He is board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, wound care, and hyperbaric medicine. With this quadruple certification he approaches each wound problem with a staircase approach including surgical and non-surgical solutions. In 2018, Dr. Desvigne brought his cosmetic expertise to the wound reconstructive world, where he performed most cosmetic procedures using local anesthesia and/or "twilight" anesthesia to minimize the risks of general anesthesia. He has now added this approach to his wound reconstructive surgery practice, a term he coined as "outpatient wound reconstruction," optimizing outcomes while minimizing risk.


Selecting the appropriate dressing and maintaining skin integrity is crucial to optimize wound healing. During this presentation, Emily Greenstein and Dr. Desvigne will touch on the clinical evidence for protective skin barriers, along with a variety of wound dressing types, including super-absorbent, silver gelling fiber, silicone foam and Collagen/ORC/Silver-ORC dressings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies and identify factors that aid in selecting the appropriate dressing based on the wound
  • Review the clinical evidence for advanced wound dressings
  • Through case studies, see the use of advanced wound dressings on a variety of wound types

Sponsored by 3M Health Care, Medical Solutions Division