CLINICAL CHALLENGES AND THERAPEUTIC UPDATES IN WOUND EXUDATE
The first Wounds International webcast of 2019, chaired by Professor Marco Romanelli, focuses on the recommendations from the new WUWHS consensus document “Wound exudate: effective assessment and management”.
Exudate plays a key role in wound healing. However, exudate can delay healing when in the wrong amount, place or composition. Effective assessment and management of exudate is, therefore, key to ensuring timely wound healing without complications.
In this webcast you will gain insights into:
* The role of exudate In wound healing and non-healing
* The effective assessment and management of exudate to prevent exudate-relatedcomplications
* The appropriate use of dressings and devices in exudate management
To open, Professor Marco Romanelli (Italy) will explore the newly proposed WUWHS definition of exudate. Before covering the impact of exudate level and compositional changes of exudate on patients and wound healing.
Professor Paul Chadwick (UK) will then discuss the local management of wound exudate, with a focus on the ideal dressing characteristics and when devices may be appropriate.
To conclude, Professor Hans Smola (Germany) will acknowledge the role of superabsorbent polymer dressings and their position in effective exudate management.
|5 mins||New proposed definition of wound exudate|
|10 mins||Exudate in non-healing wounds: impact of exudate level production and compositional changes|
Local management of wound exudate: Dressings - the mainstay of exudate management
|10 mins||Superabsorbent polymers: the fast-growing dressing category for effective exudate management|