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

Satellite Symposium

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Dressing Selection: A Review of When and Why to Pair Dressings
Emily Greenstein APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON
Emily Greenstein APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON
Sanford Health, Certified Nurse Practitioner Sanford Health
Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS
Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Physician

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

Managing Pressure Injury Prevention Across the Continuum of Care: Keeping Intact Skin Intact
Joyce Black, PhD RN CWCN FAAN
Joyce Black, PhD RN CWCN FAAN
University of Nebraska College of Nursing, Professor
Dr. Michele Carr RDN, DPM, NWCC, FAPWCA, COS-C
Dr. Michele Carr RDN, DPM, NWCC, FAPWCA, COS-C
Professional Clinical Educator and Consultant

In this presentation, Dr. Black and Dr. Carr will discuss pressure injury incidence across the continuum of care.

The learner will:

  • Understand current pressure injury incidence rates
  • Gain an understanding of the reimbursement changes
  • Learn the similarities and differences between care setting for pressure injury prevention

Sponsored by Mölnlycke

Friday, November 12, 2021

Translating the Science: Recognition and Treatment of Chronic Wound Infection
Jennifer Hurlow, GNP-BC, CWCN
Jennifer Hurlow, GNP-BC, CWCN
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse

Chronic, hard to heal wounds typically have an uncertain healing trajectory caused by a combination of underlying host comorbidities and local impeding factors, such as microbial bioburden. In addition to the clinical challenges, these chronic wounds impose a significant economic burden, amounting to approximately 1% to 3% of the total health care expenditure in high-income countries.

This cost is compounded by an aging population, the prevalence of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, and the continued (and often inappropriate) use of antibiotics in the treatment of wounds with uncertain infection status. Chronic wound infections are microbiologically, immunologically, and clinically distinct from acute wound infections and require a different treatment strategy.

This session will address the clinical manifestations, microbial involvement, and host inflammatory response in chronic wound infections and provide recommendations for the most effective treatment strategies to ultimately improve healing outcomes and support antibiotic stewardship efforts in wound care.

Registrants attending this session will learn:

  • The distinctions between acute and chronic wound infections
  • Appropriate treatment strategies for improving healing outcomes while practicing antibiotic stewardship principles in wound care
  • The evolution of wound care dressing technology to address the challenges of chronic wound infection

Sponsored by ConvaTec