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Livestream 15th Sept. 2020: "Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms"


Livestream 15th Sept. 2020: "Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms"

Acute Wounds, Biofilm, Chronic Wounds, Hydrated Polyurethanes, Wound Infection, Wound Bed Preparation
Publication Year
Start date and time
Tue 15 Sep 2020 09:30 CET
End date and time
Tue 15 Sep 2020 08:30 GMT


Virtual HARTMANN Symposium at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Event at 15th Sept.

Tuesday, 15th Sept. 2020
9:30-11:00 am (CET)
8:30-10:00 am (GMT)

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.
Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms

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


00:00:00 - 00:02:35Introduction 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".
00:02:35 - 00:22:49
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Banasiewicz
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.
00:22:49 - 00:26:31
Prof. Karen Ousey
Non-medicated wound dressings – defining their role
Non-medicated wound dressings, definition and relevant mode of action explored.
00:26:31 - 01:07:35
Prof. Dr. Hans Smola
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.


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Professor Marco Romanelli and Gulnaz Tariq, President and President Elect of WUWHS have announced the postponement of the forthcoming Congress to 1-5 March 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated challenges, they have taken the difficult decision to postpone.

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