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WOCNext 2020 Reimagined

S09 - Wound Hygiene: Defying Hard to Heal Wounds with an Anti-Biofilm Intervention Strategy

Jun 7, 2020 9:00am ‐ Jun 7, 2020 10:15am



Supported by ConvaTec, Inc

Although biofilm is widely documented and understood to be the main cause of delayed healing in hard to heal wounds, health care providers in many settings still wait for overt signs of infection, delayed healing or other complications before intervening with biofilm-based wound care protocols. An international consensus of wound care specialists has devised the concept of Wound Hygiene as a structured 4-step method for overcoming the barriers to healing associated with biofilm. Our speakers will discuss the foundation of biofilm-based wound care and the 4 elements of Wound Hygiene as used within a protocol of care for patients with hard to heal wounds.


  • Mr. Philip Bowler, MPhil, BSc, FIBMS, VP for Science and Technology, ConvaTec
  • Jacalyn Brace, PhD, ANP-WOCN, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Heart and Vascular Institute

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