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WOCNext 2022

S11 - S11: The Impact of Foam Dressings to Prevent and Treat Wounds in Routine Clinical Practice: An Evidence Review

Jun 8, 2022 7:00am ‐ Jun 8, 2022 8:30am


Supported by Smith+Nephew

Time is precious. Right now, we are witnessing a growing, aging population with multiple health issues, and an increase in chronic wounds. The economic and human cost to treat wounds are high and can quickly spiral out of control. Healthcare providers are asked to do more with less.

Did you know, 70% of dressing changes are driven by schedules? Unnecessary dressing changes consume valuable time which could be used for patients’ other clinical needs, impacting their wellbeing. 24% of patients with chronic wounds have lived with their wound for at least 6 months, with almost 16% remaining unhealed for a year or more. It’s time to take control of chronic wound care, while empowering our patients in their care.

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine the assessment and management of common barriers to healing in chronic wounds; including non-viable tissue, infection, moisture imbalance and non-advancing edge.
  • Analyze the five-step approach of the T.I.M.E clinical decision support tool and its applicability in practice.
  • Appraise considerations for patient empowerment while utilizing a prophylactic dressing application in the management of chronic wound exudate.
  • Review and discuss relevant case studies.


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