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UPCOMING WEBINAR, Tuesday, November 30, at 1PM EST

Chronic Wound Care: Getting the Wound Back on Track

Speaker: Courtney Lyder, BA, BS, MS, ND

Wound healing should progress through the four stages of wound healing: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. When a wound gets stuck in the inflammation phase, however, healing progress can become static for weeks, months, or even years at a time.

There are a number of reasons wound healing can become stalled: infection, inadequate wound bed, poor oxygenation, unmanaged comorbidities, and many more. In order to restart the healing process, these stalling factors must be addressed and corrected. Sometimes standard of care is enough to start the wound healing progress again, but often, more advanced interventions are needed.

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DOWNLOADABLE WHITE PAPER

Chronic Wound Care: What’s in Your Toolbox?

Successful healing of chronic wounds begins with accurate identification of the etiology because management varies by wound type. When these wounds fail to respond to standard treatment, wound care professionals should consider using advanced therapeutic modalities.

This white paper describes the types of chronic wounds, including their causes, classification, and clinical features. The discussion then turns to best practice advanced wound care treatments—cellular and/or tissue-based products, negative pressure wound therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultraviolet light therapy.

DOWNLOADABLE FACT SHEET

Quick Facts – Chronic Wound Care

Chronic wounds are a serious problem that has been made worse by care access issues related to the current pandemic. When standard of care methods fail to promote wound healing, wound care professionals should consider advanced therapies. Careful documentation is key to reimbursement for these advanced wound care approaches. This fact sheet provides useful information on chronic wound care for health care professionals, including an overview of advanced treatment modalities for recalcitrant wounds.

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Terms to Know: Chronic Wound Care

Advanced treatment modalities: Wound care interventions that are typically applied when standard of care treatments have failed to lead to significant wound closure progress. Treatments include collagen products, cellular and/or tissue-based products, negative pressure wound therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and others.

Full-thickness wound: Tissue damage involving total loss of epidermis and dermis and extending, at the minimum, into the subcutaneous tissue and possibly through the fascia, muscle, or bone.

Granulation tissue: Tissue found in wounds beginning to heal. It is marked by pink or red tissue and may appear moist or shiny with an irregular or granular surface. Granulation tissue contains new vessels, tissue, fibroblasts, and inflammatory cells.

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