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Wound Closure: Skin & Tissue Substitutes
By Andy Marxen BAN, BSN, CWCN, MBA
Webinar Topic: Skin and Wound Substitutes
CE Credit(s): 1.0
Length: 60 minutes
Clinical goals for wounds are to achieve wound closure as quickly and safely as possible with full functionality, cosmesis, and with minimal scarring in the most cost-effective fashion possible. Ideally, every wound would be able to be sewed up with primary intention. This is not possible with chronic wounds or wounds and burns of significant size and severity.
This presentation will review surgical closure options, dermal replacement therapy, cellular-based products and acellular-based skin substitutes, and collagen. This presentation will also review how skin substitutes are classified by the origins from which they were derived and their advantages and disadvantages of each.
In the end you will have a better understanding of surgical closure, grafting options, extracellular matrix, and have references to utilize to bring back to your clinical practice.
Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to: