This Wounds International webcast focuses on the role of oxygen in wound healing and how topical oxygen therapy can improve oxygenation and, therefore, healing.
In this presentation, Breda Cullen, Research and Development Director, UK, outlines the vital role that oxygen plays throughout the healing process and the impact that lack of oxygen (hypoxia) can have on the wound. Breda explores the factors that can cause compromised healing and how these can be addressed …. view video
Dr. Miller presents his study on hyperspectral imaging to evaluate patients with vascular disease and track those in need of vascular intervention throughout the course of their procedures to determine if there are any additional benefits of hyperspectral data, which was exhibited as a poster at the 2018 Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care in Charlotte, NC.
Karen A. Fleck, MD, presents her poster, “Effect of Ovine-Based Collagen Extracellular Matrix Dressings on Outcomes in an Outpatient Wound Care Center,” which was exhibited as a poster at the 2017 SAWC Fall in Las Vegas, NV, with commentary provided by Dr. Daniel T. Ferreras:
Application directions for applying the OxyBand 3×4 Wound Care Device on a wound.
OxyBand provides pure oxygen into the wound for up to 5 days promoting faster
healing with decidedly less pain than the current standard of care.
Part B billing for wound care supplies is tricky. The facility’s billing department needs accurate wound documentation plus knowledge of eligible wounds and products. Part B Billing consultant Amanda Smithey presents practical advice and tips to optimize wound care billing.
Includes: Overview of Medicare Guidelines for Reimbursement of Eligible Wounds and Documentation Tips Appropriate Product Selection Based on Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines Evaluating Your Current Part B Reimbursement Program for Wound Care Supplies
There are many modalities used to manage Diabetic Foot Ulcerations (DFU’s). Many clinicians are unaware of the differences in data surrounding these modalities, especially the Amniotic Allografts. This educational program will address Amniotic tissue use in clinical care.
The data surrounding Amniotic Allografts will be discussed, as well as the impact of DFUs in this patient population in regards to morbidity and mortality. The concept of Dynamic Reciprocity will be outlined as it relates to the chronic wound and healing process.
The Meta-Analysis will be explained with the indicators towards healing, so clinicians can identify patients at risk for amputation early in the treatment process. Wound bed preparation and the D.I.M.E algorithm will also be outlined.
This 11 minute film is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Tim Lu, who is an expert in characterizing & eliminating biofilms with phage therapy. He offers some insightful ways to describe complex biofilms and their connection to antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Randy Wolcott has been practicing medicine for almost thirty years and focusing on treating “unhealable” wounds the last twelve. His personal research at the Wound Care Center’s Research and Testing Laboratories and his collaboration with biofilm experts in the wound care field have earned him international recognition. I met “Randy” in October of 2010 and interviewed him, staff members and his patients to get a sense of how advanced their diagnostic & treatment methods really were. Their treatment approach has set a new (and badly needed) standard of care for treating chronic bacterial biofilm infections.
Behold The Future…The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device allows clinicians to quickly, safely, and easily visualize bacteria and measure wounds at the point of care, so they have maximum insights for accurate treatment selection and accelerated healing. Visualize Bacteria MolecuLight i:X allows clinicians to focus on potentially harmful levels of bacteria with the guidance of fluorescence imaging. Measure Wound Size MolecuLight i:X provides clinicians with automatic wound border detection and instant wound area measurements. See Results Study shows an 89% cost reduction and 9X faster wound healing with the use of the MolecuLight i:X Wound Intelligence Device. Leveraging the principle of fluorescence, the MolecuLight i:X Wound Intelligence Device emits safe violet light which causes bacteria ≥ 104 CFU/g to fluoresce.4 The bacterial fluorescence signals detected by the device provide healthcare professionals with a visual indication of bacterial presence, load, and location within and around wounds in real-time to guide clinicians in their selection, application, and response monitoring of wound therapies. http://eu.moleculight.com/
This educational video shows you how to perform vibration perception threshold, VPT, testing.
VPT testing identifies peripheral nerve dysfunction in a quantifiable manner, staging the severity of peripheral neuropathy. The VPT is tested on the pulp of the large toe. The test needs to be repeated three times and the average value is recorded. The VPT score for normal, mild, moderate and severe sensory loss is 0-14 V, 15-24 V, 25-35 V and higher than 35 V, respectively.
Special thanks to Prof. Rayaz Malik and Mr. Georgios Ponirakis for presenting this educational video.
The video was made by Mr. Oliver Smith, courtesy of Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar.
IVORY COAST, Africa —Researchers observed a species of insect that has its very own first responders who treat their comrades after raids on termites.
The Guardian reported that African Matabele ants, which often become injured while launching raids on termites they hunt for food, are cared for by “paramedic” ants that clean their wounds, carry them home and maybe even administer antibiotics.
“What we show, for first time in the animal kingdom, is a proper treatment focused on a wound,” University of Wurzburg behavioral ecologist Erik Frank said. “We have anecdotal observations of wound care in other animals, but none that have been studied scientifically.”
Complex wounds, Events, Infection | Schulke
TIME to face the challenge of wound infection.
This microsite follows on from the plenary session,
chaired by Kath Vowden at the Wounds UK conference, Harrogate 2016.
How can your organization improve wound outcomes while decreasing costs? Learn how AMG Long Term Acute Care Specialty Hospital is using technology to achieve better wound management with fewer resources. Jennifer Wallace RN, BSN, the CEO of AMG Greenwood, presents strategies to improve wound management.
Originally appears to be a typical looking callus on a diabetic; this is NOT a callus and is actually a diabetic foot ulcer that is superficially infected. These are serious wounds and are the beginnings of what lead to foot and leg amputations if they are not treated promptly by your healthcare provider, AKA Podiatrist. (or wound care doc – editors note)
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted the marketing of the Dermapace System, the first shock wave device intended to treat diabetic foot ulcers.
“Diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., director of the division of surgical devices in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The FDA is dedicated to making technologies available that can help improve the quality of life for those with chronic diseases. Additional options for successfully treating and healing ulcer wounds may help prevent lower limb amputations.”
An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes damages blood vessels and nerves, particularly in the feet, and can lead to severe infections that are difficult to treat. About 25 percent of people with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer in their lifetime. Amputation is sometimes necessary when circulation is so poor that a foot ulcer fails to heal or when treatment fails to stop the spread of an infection … read more
The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device allows clinicians to quickly, safely, and easily visualize bacteria and measure wounds at the point of care, so they have maximum insights for accurate treatment selection and accelerated healing.
This video demonstrates the application of the 901MF-WH Total Contact Casting Kit. Instructional dialog extends the length of the application considerably, actual application time of the Total Contact Casting Kit once comfortable with the process is approximately 5 minutes. For more information on the total contact casting kits being used visit: http://m-medusa.com
This is a six-minute video clip: a four minute montage of clips from early interviews with biofilm researchers, then a 3D animation showing the “life cycle” of bacterial biofilm — including its dispersal into the bloodstream.