new practice accelerator logo small

Sponsored by

Smith & Nephew Logo - Sponsors page


Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Advanced Wound Treatment Modalities to Manage Complex Wounds

Presenter: Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA

Complex wounds create a challenge to both the health care team and the patients and families that struggle with them. The amount of care required to overcome the complicating factors of these wounds creates a large economic and labor burden on the health care system. This webinar will provide a review of wound and patient treatment modalities and advanced wound care treatments that can be used to manage and promote healing in complex wounds. Participants will learn about advanced wound therapies that can help manage patients with a complex wound in the inpatient and outpatient setting.


Simplifying the Complex: Best Practices for Managing Complex Wounds

Complex wounds place a heavy burden on the health care system, in terms of both financial cost and patients’ quality of life. Because these wounds are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, simplifying the complex wound begins with an accurate diagnosis. This guide provides a clear overview of complex wounds and their diagnosis and management.


Quick Facts – Complex Wound Management

Download Quick Facts – Complex Wound Management and share it within your facility. This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on on complex wound development, types of complex wounds and current best practice therapeutic modalities. The print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.


How Much Do You Know About Complex Wound Management?

Take our 10-question quiz to find out!

Terms to Know: Complex Wound Management

Caseous necrosis: Caseous necrosis is found in tuberculosis, syphilis, and some fungal diseases. It forms in response to intracellular pathogens, such as mycobacteria, and can also be found in association with granulomas. With this type of cell death, the tissue assumes a cheese-like appearance.

Clostridium difficile: Also referred to C. diff, this bacterium can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. On a lesion, semihard nodules may be found, in which case lymph node tuberculosis may be present.


Complex Wounds 101

Complex wounds pose a significant challenge for many health care providers. These wounds are often multifaceted, making treatment tremendously difficult. They represent a substantial burden on…

Read More

Complex Wounds: Common and Uncommon

Although complex wounds typically present with clinical challenges in treatment, there are certain types of wounds that clinicians are used to facing: pressure wounds…

Read More

Biofilm Battles: Managing Chronic Infections

Biofilm: this term is frequently used in the wound care space. Why does the bedside nurse or clinician need to know about this commonly used word, yet undertreated…

Read More

Factors Contributing to Complex Wounds

A vast percentage of wounds become chronically stalled because of mixed etiology and other underlying comorbid medical conditions. This means the wound…

Read More


Complex Wound Management

Complex wounds often require an interdisciplinary approach to manage underlying complicating factors. This can include disease management, infection treatment, psychosocial support, and others. Watch this brief overview video to learn more about multifaceted wound care and the educational resources made available on complex wound management during this month’s Practice Accelerator program.

Back To Top