A Look At Wet-to-Dry: Substandard Care

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Dr. Don Wollheim, MD, FAPWCA, WCC, DWC

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Numerous studies and health care guidelines have repeatedly deemed wet to dry gauze dressings as a substandard practice, painful, labor intensive and not cost effective. Despite all the findings, wet to dry gauze dressings are still one of the most frequently ordered wound care dressing in the United States. We will review indications and contraindications of wet to dry dressings and offer options and alternatives for clinicians to utilize for wound treatment.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Wollheim is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He has 25+ years of experience in general and vascular surgery and wound care, as well as extensive experience in medical-legal consulting and instructor of college advance science courses. His teaching style includes emphasizing the fundamental concepts of wound care, incorporating additional visual aids, and utilizing clinical scenarios during his presentations.

Webinar Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Review indications and contra-indications for wet-to-dry dressings
  2. Able to choose evidence based wound debridement options based upon wound characteristics

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