Diabetic foot ulcers can be extremely challenging to treat and are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. A recent large randomised controlled trial (RCT), found that a single application of a fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix in combination with standard of care (SOC) is a faster and more effective treatment for these ulcers than SOC alone*.
In this masterclass, the RCT investigators will discuss the evidence, and explore the implications for practice with other clinicians who have used the dermal scaffold. The debate will focus on how to optimise the use of this technology on this wound type.
Skin substitutes come in wide range of categories. This, combined with their high cost and reimbursement requirements, can make selection challenging. Clinicians need to determine which skin substitute(s) in the range available are clinically effective and cost-effective for each individual patient’s needs.
In this masterclass, a select group of KOLs debated how to make good selection decisions, and quizzed manufacturers and suppliers as to when and why they should use their products.
The Masterclass, with its high-calibre debate and live Q&As, empowers clinicians to optimise patient outcomes and manage reimbursement issues effectively when using skin substitutes.
The development of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has diminished the effectiveness of many antimicrobials used to prevent and/or treat wound infection. In order to help address AMR, there have been the development of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programmes. These have been designed to educate healthcare workers and control the prescribing of antibiotics and targeting of other antimicrobials and hence reduce the likelihood of AMR.
This online Antimicrobial Stewardship Masterclass discussed: The role of HCPs in implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in wound care The impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship strategies based on analysis of a real-world online survey and experiences of expert practitioners Where practitioners can enhance effectiveness of Antimicrobial Stewardship in wound care The role of DACC-coated dressings to support Antimicrobial Stewardship in wound care
This Masterclass will introduce the concept of electrical stimulation therapy, delivered via the Accel-Heal device, to stimulate healing and relieve pain in hard-to-heal wounds. Key opinion leaders in wound care will demystify the concept of electrical stimulation, explaining its mode of action in an accessible way.
You will find out how this advanced therapy can be safely and effectively used as an interventional therapy, to promote healing and reduce pain in recalcitrant wounds.
The Masterclass will also explain how the device can be incorporated into existing care pathways.