HARD-TO-HEAL WOUNDS - A CHALLENGE FOR ALL INVOLVED
Chairs: Georgina Gethin and Severin Läuchli
Most acute and chronic wounds will eventually progress through the healing stages. However, a subset of chronic wounds, even after addressing the disease causing the wound, other underlying factors and establishing an ideal wound healing environment, does not show adequate healing progress.
These hard-to-heal wounds are particularly challenging for treating wound care experts as well as for the patient. It is important to identify these wounds at an early stage so advanced treatments can be used when they make the greatest difference. Furthermore, in complex situations, it is important to set realistic goals if complete healing, either short-term or long-term, is the aim.
Friday 15 May 14:15-15:45
South Gallery 23-26
- Severin Läuchli: The challenge of hard-to-heal wounds
- Mark Collier: What is a complex wound
- Dieter Mayer: Advanced treatments and future perspectives