NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY
DOH Accredited CME - 7 hrs (Category 1)
Stars Medical Assistance Center (SMAC) in collaboration with International Interprofessional Wound Care Group (IIWCG), Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) workshop is designed for wound care clinicians and other healthcare providers; who would like to improve their understanding of the treatment of acute and chronic wounds using NPWT, and the potential for prevention, care and reduction of pressure injuries.
NPWT or Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a noninvasive, active wound closure system that uses controlled, localized negative pressure. Doing so removes fluid, exudates and infectious materials to promote wound healing and closure in acute and chronic wounds.
Discuss the principles of NPWT
State the indications for NPWT
Discuss patient appropriateness for initiating NPWT
Demonstrate wound assessment
Discuss the precautions and contraindications for use of NPWT
Describe and demonstrate NPWT dressing application and removal, according to the Proficiency Standard Skills Checklist, with 100% accuracy.
Describe the nursing responsibilities when assessing the patient receiving NPWT
Discuss the possible complications related to NPWT
State the recommendation for discontinuing NPWT
Program Content Outline:
Topic 1 – Introduction to Wound Bed Paradigm
Topic 2 – Overview of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Topic 3 - Sternal Wounds
Topic 4 – Pressure Ulcer
Topic 5 – Diabetic Foot
Topic 6 – Abdominal Wounds
Topic 7 – Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injury
Topic 8 - Competency Skills
Topic 9 – Troubleshoots and reverse demonstration
What’s in it for me?
• Referenced research from professionally recognized medical websites and organizations.
• All presentations delivered by qualified, experienced healthcare licensed professionals from
International Inter-professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG).
• DOH accredited Continuing Medical Education (7 CMEs, Category 1)