Surgical site complications and hard-to-heal wounds pose a significant challenge to health care providers, and may account for increased treatment costs. Understanding how new innovative technologies can support the healing trajectory of high risk closed incisions and open wounds is a critical aspect of choosing the most effective therapeutic interventions for patients.
This program includes a discussion on the utilization of a PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO™ NPWT) to improve clinical outcomes in high risk closed incisions and hard-to-heal wounds. In this program, participants will receive a presentation on the following:
- Review of unique features of the PICO™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
- Present a newly published meta-analysis of PICO™ NPWT
- Shared experience of utilizing PICO™ NPWT in the continuum of care process
- Clinical applications of PICO™ NPWT in challenging wounds, including a discussion of outpatient wound clinic case studies
- Define the parameters for ultizing PICO™ NPWT on challenging wounds to help expedite towards wound healing
The program will include a presentation and clinical case studies from Leta McCarty Messinger RN, BSN, SWOC in her outpatient wound care and hyperbaric clinic. Kristi Heubner RN, MSN, CWS will provide a technology overview and discuss the clinical and economic benefits of incorporating PICO™ NPWT into the care plan for challenging wounds.