Wound Closure: Skin and Tissue Substitutes

August 30, 2023 11:00 am PT
Live webinar
Wound Closure: Skin and Tissue Substitutes

Wound Closure: Skin & Tissue Substitutes

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

Wound Closure: Skin & Tissue Substitutes

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 50 minutes

Webinar Description:                                                                                                                                                                       

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.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe 3 ways wound can be closed, surgical or non-surgical.​
  2. Differentiate between, autograft, allograft, and xenograft.​
  3. Classify a skin substitute according to AHRQ 2020 technology assessment by cellularity, layers, layers replaced, origin, and permanence. ​
  4. Describe the extracellular matrix and how collagen functions in a wound.

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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