Many traditional interventions and even relatively recent innovations for managing wounds are inconsistent with the evidence and underlying pathophysiology. This presentation aims to guide attendees in adopting a paradigm shift to drive fundamental changes in approach. We will provide a foundation for evaluating which practices are undesirable, discuss the strength of the evidence, and describe effective alternatives.
- Distinguish between high bioburden, inflammation, and infection
- Identify at least one wound management protocols that recent research shows actually increases the risk of infection
- Summarize current best practices for wound management protocols