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Wounds International Webcast | Sponsored by HARTMANN 

Clinical Challenges and Therapeutic Updates in Wound Exudate

Webcast broadcast on Thursday 30th May 2019

The first Wounds International webcast of 2019 has now aired. You will find all information relating to this webcast and the Consensus Document discussed throughout the webcast here.

The first Wounds International webcast of 2019, chaired by Professor Marco Romanelli, focused 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.

LEARNING POINTS:

This webcast gave insight into:

  • The role of exudate In wound healing and non-healing
  • The effective assessment and management of exudate to prevent exudate-related complications
  • The appropriate use of dressings and devices in exudate management

Webcast video clips

What dressing should I use to manage exudate and maintain wound moisture?

Prof. Paul Chadwick

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What are the benefits of silicone super adsorbent dressings?

Prof. Hans Smola

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What prolonged wear time dressings can be used?

Prof. Paul Chadwick

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What are the critical challenges in exudate management?

Prof. Marco Romanelli

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How can you avoid maceration?

Prof. Paul Chadwick

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What is the difference between maceration and hyperhydration?

Prof. Hans Smola

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What dressings are suitable under compression?

Prof. Paul Chadwick

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What role do MMPs play?

Prof. Marco Romanelli

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Do super absorbent dressings dry out the wound bed?

Prof. Hans Smola

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What impact do super absorbent dressings have on patients quality of life?

Prof. Hans Smola

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How do some dressings optimise the level of excess MMPs?

Prof. Hans Smola

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Should you use of super absorbent dressings on wounds with moderate exudate levels?

Prof. Paul Chadwick

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Prof. Marco Romanelli
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Pisa (Italy)
Prof. Marco Romanelli

To open, Professor Marco Romanelli (Italy) explored the newly proposed WUWHS definition of exudate. Before covering the impact of exudate level and compositional changes of exudate on patients and wound healing.

Prof. Paul Chadwick
Honorary Consultant Podiatrist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust: visiting Professor in Tissue Viability, Birmingham City University (UK)
Prof. Paul Chadwick

Professor Paul Chadwick (UK) discussed the local management of wound exudate, with a focus on the ideal dressing characteristics and when devices may be appropriate.

Prof. Hans Smola
Professor of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Medical Director PAUL HARTMANN AG (Germany)
Prof. Hans Smola

To conclude, Professor Hans Smola (Germany) acknowledge the role of superabsorbent polymer dressings and their position in effective exudate management.

Webcast agenda

5 minsNew proposed definition of wound exudate
Marco Romanelli
 10 minsExudate in non-healing wounds: impact of exudate level production and compositional changes
Marco Romanelli
 10 mins

Local management of wound exudate: Dressings - the mainstay of exudate management
Paul Chadwick

 10 minsSuperabsorbent polymers: the fast-growing dressing category for effective exudate management
Hans Smola

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