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Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCSW and Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr. DPM, CWSP, FACFAS discuss the importance of recognizing the economic and patient quality of life impact of periwound skin damage, and explore some of the main factors that affect periwound integrity. Then they'll examine the role of novel silicone-acrylic drape with negative pressure wound therapy in patients with periwound skin breakdown.

Todd Shaffett, DNP, FNP, CWS, FACCWS, DAPWCA and Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS will identify proper NPWT dressing selection for patient’s needs, examine strategies on managing NPWT in the outpatient setting and discuss how to facilitate patient-centered health education for patients with home-based NPWT to improve the safety of home treatment and patient experience.

Christopher Barrett, DPM, CWS, MAPWCA and Ralph Napolitano, DPM, CWSP, FACFAS discusss the clinical burden of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) on patient quality of life and economics. They examine the clinical efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of various advanced therapies for DFU management (dressings, negative pressure wound therapy, hybrid drapes) and how to develop an effective strategy for managing complex DFUs and preventing infections.

Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS and Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP review the normal healing process and pathophysiology of non‐healing wounds, apply evidence‐based methods of wound bed preparation and dressing based on clinical assessment, examine current treatment modalities for wound care highlighting compression therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, advanced wound care dressings, and skin protectants, and determine when and on which types of wounds to use various advanced wound care modalities.

This webcast provides case-based data on advanced wound care approaches to improve patient outcomes. 

Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS and Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS discuss how to examine the clinical impact of Collagen with Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (ORC) and Silver in the wound environment. They will explain the clinical significance of negative pressure wound therapy and determine when to use Collagen with Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (ORC) and Silver Dressings and NPWT and who to use it on. They will also examine, via cases, the clinical outcomes from combining Collagen with Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (ORC) and Silver with NPWT. 

Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS and Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, FAAWC explain the critical importance of compression therapy as the cornerstone of VLU management, review best practices in compression therapy and skin and wound care to optimize VLU management, explore clinical decision-making prior to implementing compression to manage edema across the spectrum, evaluate the science and clinical application of 2-layer compression therapy, and investigate the use of compression wraps to manage edema associated with diabetic ulcers.

Paul J. Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Alisha Oropallo, MD FACS, FSVS, FAWPCA, FABWMS and Devinder Singh, MD discuss harnessing innovations in negative pressure wound therapy.

Non-accredited presentation featuring Ronald P. Silverman, MD, FACS, Vickie Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS, FAAWC and Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS, FSVS, FAPWCA, FABWMS discussing recommendations about the initial wound assessment process that prompts a referral to a wound care center, the perspectives about challenging issues commonly seen in patients with complex wounds and common pitfalls in limb salvage. They will also provide their insights on recent innovations that have made a difference in clinical practice and the latest in wound management in this patient population,

​​​​​​This course discusses the common challenges associated with discharging a NPWT patient, the steps to develop a comprehensive discharge plan and the best practices to optimize the use of NPWT in the post-acute care setting.

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