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Interprofessional Perspectives on Individualized Wound Device Product Selection

Interprofessional Perspectives on Individualized Wound Device Product Selection
 

By Diane L. Krasner PhD, RN, CWCN, CWS, MAPWCA, FAAN; R. Gary Sibbald BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med, Derm), MACP, FAAD, MEd, MAPWCA; Kevin Y. Woo PhD, RN, FAPWCA; Linda Norton OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH 

Like many aspects of wound care, wound device product selection has become an increasingly complex and sophisticated process over the past several decades.

Not only are more products available, but the challenge of matching the appropriate device for a specific patient’s profile has become a rising expectation.

The following general categories of wound care-related devices will be reflected in this White Paper:

Compression therapy devices
Pressure redistribution surfaces (also known as specialty beds or support surfaces)
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
Offloading devices
Adjunctive therapies, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

This paper is generally written for health care professionals and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.

By Diane L. Krasner PhD, RN, CWCN, CWS, MAPWCA, FAAN; R. Gary Sibbald BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med, Derm), MACP, FAAD, MEd, MAPWCA; Kevin Y. Woo PhD, RN, FAPWCA; Linda Norton OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH 

Like many aspects of wound care, wound device product selection has become an increasingly complex and sophisticated process over the past several decades.

Not only are more products available, but the challenge of matching the appropriate device for a specific patient’s profile has become a rising expectation.

The following general categories of wound care-related devices will be reflected in this White Paper:

Offloading devices
Compression therapy devices
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)
Pressure redistribution surfaces (also known as specialty beds or support surfaces)
Adjunctive therapies, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

This paper is generally written for health care professionals and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.

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