The Indications and Contraindications for Collagen
What a Wound Wants and Needs; and Why
Considerations of Collagen in Treating & Healing Wounds
Our Speaker: Martha R. Kelso, RN, LNC, HBOT, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC (WCP).
As a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, she has operated mobile wound care practices nationwide for many years. She enjoys educating on the art and science of wound healing and how practical solutions apply to healthcare professionals today. Martha enjoys being a positive change in healthcare impacting clients suffering from wounds and skin issues of all etiologies.
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Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China have developed a new type of wound dressing, based on a silk protein sericin hydrogel, that can achieve skin regeneration with little to no scar tissue formation. Testing has shown the hydrogel is able to block bacteria from entering the wound, promoting accelerated healing.
The Importance of Acidic pH on Wound Healing Why All the (pH)uss About Microenvironments? By Martha Kelso, RN, HBOT, CEO, WCP The Wound Microenvironment Every wound or ulcer has factors that influence the wound bed environment and how it reacts. Many of these factors occur at a microscopic level and therefore can be referred to as the wound microenvironment. Inside this microenvironment, factors are at play that influence whether a wound heals or becomes chronically stalled.
American Nurse Today, Woundcare Advisor and Angelini present: Innovations in Wound Care: Case Studies Basic Wound Cleansing and use of Collagen in Diabetic Foot Ulcer
This 30-minute presentation featurea learning opportunities that will provide in-depth instruction and demonstration in wound care treatments. After this webinar, the learner will be able to:
Identify the role of proper wound cleansing
Discuss how to select and use non-toxic wound cleansers
Describe advantages of collagen for managing a chronic wound
Martha Kelso, RN, HBOT, CEO, WCP Wound Care Plus, LLC, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC (WCP). As a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, she has operated mobile wound care practices nationwide for many years. She enjoys educating on the art and science of wound healing and how practical solutions apply to healthcare professionals today. Martha enjoys being a positive change in healthcare impacting clients suffering from wounds and skin issues of all etiologies. Martha started her career as a Certified Nurse Aide at the age of 15 in Kansas before moving to Kansas City, MO to attend nursing school. Long Term Care nursing was her first love and her biggest challenge.
The FDA has approved a wound retraction system created by Prescient Surgical. The company’s CleanCision wound retraction and protection system is a sterile, single-use irrigating wound device that integrates surgical retraction, wound barrier protection, and fluid delivery and removal to protect against surgical site infections (SSIs).
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center researchers have created electrically charged bandages that can combat antibiotic resistance, enable healing in burn wounds, and help prevent infections. When the dressing comes in contact with bodily fluids it becomes electrically activated.
An international research team led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking approval from the FDA for a topical gel they have created from oral blood pressure pills that has shown to be effective in the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs. A report of the team’s findings have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Read more.
Swift Medical, a wound care company based in Toronto, has launched its AutoDepth technology, a mobile phone app that measures the depth of wounds by waving it over the injury without ever making contact. Read more.
Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, a student in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, presented his invention, Phoenix-Aid – a new type of five-layered wound care technology set to revolutionize how chronic wounds are treated in developing countries and impoverished areas around the world, at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in November. Read more.
Jitka Petrlova at Lund University, Sweden, together with Peter Bond’s team at the A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute, has discovered a strategy that the body uses to neutralize invading microbes. This finding is a critical development in fighting bacteria in skin wounds. Read more.