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COURSE #4 ON-DEMAND NOW: The Use of NPWT in Complex Surgical Wounds

COURSE #4 ON-DEMAND NOW: The Use of NPWT in Complex Surgical Wounds

The Use of NPWT in Complex Surgical Wounds
1.0 nursing contact hour*

Patients are often faced with complications including long hospital stays, wound infection, osteomyelitis and limb loss due to challenges associated with healing full-thickness wounds. With no clear consensus regarding the best methodology for closure, the technique applied each time is largely the surgeon’s preference. This webinar will review a collection of multiple case reports on select patients with significant co-morbidities and complex wounds who were at high risk for proximal amputation of the affected limbs. 


  • Discuss the importance of limb salvage and the prevention of serial amputations.   
  • Review the unique challenges of complex wounds and the role of advanced modalities to assist with wound closure. 
  • Discuss the need for a complete understanding of patient comorbidities when determining the most appropriate treatment modalities to utilize.
  • Identify additional priorities in the overall treatment goals, such as preserving a functional limb, when developing a plan of care for full wound closure.

This Course is designed for Clinicians who are responsible for the prevention of skin breakdown throughout the continuum of care, such as, ICU, Acute Care, Long Term Care, LTACHs, Home Health Care, as well as Physicians, DPMs, Nurses, PTs and Caregivers who treat Chronic & Acute Wounds.

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*This continuing education activity has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13692