WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo

In-Booth Education Session

Friday, November 12, 2021

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A Case Based Journey: Addressing Wound Healing Barriers
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

The evolution of negative pressure wound therapy has provided clinicians with numerous options in the treatment of their patients. During this presentation, Dot Weir will review recent study data comparing the costs of traditional negative pressure wound therapy and share how she uses portable and disposable negative pressure in her practice. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • Review strategies and best practices for identifying potential barriers to healing and wounds that would benefit from negative pressure wound therapy 
  • Examine the clinical and economic data 
  • Explore case studies across a variety of wound types illustrating the use of negative pressure wound therapy


Located in the 3M booth

This activity is non-accredited


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Wound Hygiene: From Protocol to Clinical Practice
Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, NE-BC, FACCWS, DAPWCA
Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, NE-BC, FACCWS, DAPWCA
Mosaic Life Care, Director of Wound Care

Despite the number of wound care dressings and technologies available today, the burden of caring for chronic wounds continues to affect health care expenditures profoundly. In the United States alone, Medicare spending for all wound types is between $28.1 billion and $98.6 billion. 

The term “chronic” implies that these wounds cannot be healed and may indicate a long-term, unresolvable condition. An international expert advisory panel determined that a transition to the term “hard-to-heal” wounds would positively influence clinicians’ perspectives on the potential for successful healing outcomes with appropriate treatment regimens. 

The concept of wound hygiene was devised by this international panel, and it is based on the premise that just as basic hygiene is followed in our activities of daily living to manage the biofilms we encounter in our daily lives, so too should basic hygiene for biofilm management be applied to wounds. Incorporating a wound hygiene strategy across the continuum of care may result in improved healing in these complex, hard-to-heal wounds.

REGISTRANTS ATTENDING THIS SESSION WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the rationale for transitioning the terminology from “chronic” wounds to “hard-to-heal” wounds.
  • Identify the four steps of the wound hygiene protocol. 
  • Describe the appropriate treatment for hard-to-heal wounds, including dressings designed to manage biofilm within the dressing.

Located in the ConvaTec booth.

This activity is non-accredited.

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Protecting the neonatal patient: Developing skin, neurodevelopment and pressure injury prevention
Mrs. Ann Marie Nie MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
Mrs. Ann Marie Nie MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
Children’s Minnesota, Skin Integrity Nurse Practitioner

In this presentation, Ann Marie Nie will discuss the neonatal skin requirements of care; protection from unwanted damage and infection. The learner will gain more knowledge in how the neonates skin is affected by pressure and the preventative measures needed to guard against pressure related injuries in the neonate.

Located in the Mölnlycke booth.

This activity is non-accredited.