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Webinar on-demand "Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms"

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

Webinar on-demand "Non-medicated Wound Dressings in Managing Infected Wounds and Wounds with Biofilms"

Recorded Webinar
Acute Wounds, Biofilm, Chronic Wounds, Hydrated Polyurethanes, Wound Infection, Wound Bed Preparation
Publication Year
90 min


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.


Timecode 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".

Timecode 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.

Timecode 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.

Timecode 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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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.

New WUWHS position document
The Role of Non-Medicated Dressings for the Management of Wound Infection

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