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Every wound type, either acute or chronic, will have a level of bioburden that has the potential to develop into an infection, subsequently requiring specific management.

Bacteria within a wound exists in either the planktonic or biofilm form and for the most part, treatment involves the use of topical antimicrobials or antibiotics. While much effort has been made to develop effective approaches for biofilm and infected wounds management, the use of antimicrobial agents raises worldwide concerns regarding the potential development of bacteria resistance.

In this webinar the new Position Document on the role of "Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms“ will be introduced to healthcare professionals. The speakers will offer updated perspectives on infected wounds, challenges of wounds with biofilm and appropriate therapeutic solutions to eliminate the risk of antimicrobial resistance in wounds.


Published in: 2020

Duration: 90 min

Watch an introduction to the webinar by Prof. Dr. Hans Smola

Prof. Dr. Hans Smola, University of Cologne, Germany

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Timecode 00:00:00 - 00:02:35

Introduction of topic and speakers

Learn more about the speakers. They are all co-authors of the new WUWHS Position Document "The Role of Non-medicated Dressings for the Management of Wound Infection".
Timecode 00:02:35 - 00:22:49

Biofilm and infection recognition and management in the context of antimicrobial stewardship

Consideration of physio-pathological aspects and practice on treating biofilms and discussion surrounding the importance of antimicrobial stewardship within biofilm-based wound cases.
Prof. Dr. T. Banasiewicz

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Banasiewicz

Head of Department of General, Endocrine Surgery and Gastrointestinal Oncology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Timecode 00:22:49 - 00:26:31

Non-medicated wound dressings – defining their role

Non-medicated wound dressings, definition and relevant mode of action explored.
Prof. Karen Ousey

Prof. Karen Ousey

Professor of Skin Integrity at the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, UK

Timecode 00:26:31 - 01:07:35

Non-medicated wound dressings in infected wounds or wounds at risk of infection - how to use in practice

Practical guidance for when and how to use non-medicated wound dressings in practice, including case examples.
Prof. Dr. T. Banasiewicz

Prof. Dr. Hans Smola

Professor of Dermatology, University of Cologne, Germany, Medical Director PAUL HARTMANN AG

Meeting Report: Non-medicated wound dressings in managing infected wounds and wounds with biofilms

Practical aspects of treating infection, inflammation and biofilm within antimicrobial stewardship practices to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance.

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New WUWHS position document

The Role of Non-Medicated Dressings for the Management of Wound Infection

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