WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo
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Shedding Light on Common Bacterial Removal Techniques: Review of Clinical Cases

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Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Dot’s nursing career has spanned two generations, with most of her time focused on wound care. She has been Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board since 1985 (CWON) and The American Board of Wound Management since 2004 (CWS). She has helped to train and educate many WOCN nurses.

Dot has practiced in acute care, home care, and long-term care, spent 7 years working in industry, and has practiced in outpatient care since 2001.

She is the co-chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). She is also the founding editor of the publication, Today’s Wound Clinic Journal.

After a long career in the Orlando, Florida area, she relocated to the New York area in 2017 and is in practice at the Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.


Removal of bacteria is a central tenet of wound hygiene, but how to ensure our efforts are most successful and tailored to the patient? This session will discuss:  

1.  How fluorescence imaging (MolecuLight i:X) for detection of elevated bacterial burden is used alongside various bacterial removal strategies to evaluate effectiveness at point-of-care and inform where to focus our efforts, and 

2. Lessons learned from imaging on how to support more thorough wound hygiene, and why we need to be changing out our gauze!

Located in the MolecuLight booth.

This activity is non-accredited.