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Managing Highly Exuding Wounds can be Challenging During the COVID-19 Pandemic– How You can Help Your Patients (CE)


Managing Highly Exuding Wounds can be Challenging During the COVID-19 Pandemic– How You can Help Your Patients (CE)

Publication Year
60 Minutes
Session Chair
Dr. Alison Garten


Managing wounds with moderate to high amounts of exudate can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has made caring for patients with such wounds all the more difficult, as these patients tend to have comorbidities that make them susceptible to developing serious complications from the coronavirus. For this reason, clinicians are interested in options for their patients’ wound care needs, as patients are less incline to visit their wound care clinician during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is where a Superabsorbent Dressing can help.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the concerns of excessive exudate in chronic wounds.

2. Discuss different options of managing your patients’ wound care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Describe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP), their advantages and how they can help your patient.

Dr. Alison J. Garten is a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon and a Certified Pedorthist. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and then completed her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Garten completed her residency at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a wound care panel physician at Tenet Hospital at Piedmont Medical Center. She also serves as a consultant advisor for several wound care companies and is a professional speaker who often is traveling to educate others on topics such as limb salvage and wound care management. She is the past president of the American Association for Women Podiatrists and serves on the American Podiatric Medical Education Task Force for the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. She is a past board member of the District of Columbia Board of Podiatry, a position appointed by the mayor. Dr. Garten was recently named one of the most influential podiatrists by Podiatry Management magazine.
Dr. Alison Garten, DPM, CPED Wound Care Panel Physician Piedmont Medical Center: Tenet Health System

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