Adjunctive Wound Modalities

September 20, 2023 11:00 am PT
Live webinar
Adjunctive Wound Modalities

Adjunctive Wound Modalities

By Andy Marxen BAN,  RN, BSN, CWCN, MBA

Adjunctive Wound Modalities

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 50 minutes

Webinar Description:                                                                                                                                                                   

In this presentation we will be discussing “Adjunctive Wound Modalities”.  The term adjunctive mean a treatment or management strategy that is added to the basics of wound management.  It could be argued that Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has become the standard of care for certain types of wounds, yet it is still advance management that is used during certain phases of wound healing; when the wound is debrided with <30% slough and to finish epithelialization.​

​Other adjunctive therapies occur in a “Session” with a skilled provider that are additional treatments to aid in the progression towards healing.  Modalities discussed in this presentation in addition to NPWT are pulsed lavage with suction (PLWS), hydrotherapy (Whirlpool), electrical stimulation (E-Stim), ultrasound, and hyperbaric wound therapy (HBOT).  The basics of the each are reviewed as well as pros and cons and alternatives for each.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe a scenario where NPWT would be beneficial, including specific types of NPWT and dressings techniques that may be needed.​
  2. Explain 2 alternatives for debridement other than whirlpool or PLWS and why they may be more advantageous for debridement?​
  3. What wound assessments findings would you identify in order to justify adding E Stim, traditional ultrasound, or hyperbaric therapy to your standards of care?

Nancy Morgan Wound Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing-Continuing Education Provider license/certification number 17756. 1.0 Contact Hour (s).

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