WOW20 - Biofilm in Wounds: Know Thy Enemy (Non-CE) Sponsored by Convatec

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Julia Rian and Dr. Jacklyn Brace, RN, BSN, JD, CWOCN, Nurse Attorney, CWCS / PhD, ANP-BC, RN-BC, WOCN

CE Credit(s): 0 (Sponsored event)

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 0

Webinar Description:
Chronic, non-healing wounds negatively impact patients’ quality of life and add significantly to treatment costs and costs associated with potential related litigation. Despite advances in wound care technologies, the problem of chronic wounds continues. Several factors contribute to wound chronicity, but wound infection and biofilm continue to emerge as playing key roles. Join us in this session as we discuss the role complex wound bioburden, particularly biofilm, plays in delayed wound healing. Learn how to assess for the presence of biofilm and strategies for effective intervention and management.
 

About the Speaker:
Julia Rian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as well as the University’s Law School. She is a Nurse Attorney with over 35 years of nursing experience in various health care settings, as well as 25 years of expertise in the medical-legal aspects of health care delivery and practice. In her current position as the Associate Director, Clinical Market Development for ConvaTec, Julia provides clinical strategy support in the company’s portfolio of wound prevention and healing products, including the AQUACEL® family of wound care dressings. She also provides operational and clinical support in wound care evidence-based practice, pressure injury prevention and treatment, and related legal issues for clinicians practicing in all healthcare settings.

 

Webinar Learning Objectives:
Participant Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of biofilm in wounds
  2. Discuss the impact of biofilm on wound chronicity
  3. Identify strategies for effective management of wound biofilm

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