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Wound Care Today 2019

Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keyes

Date: 27th & 28th February 2019

27.02.2019

HARTMANN UKI were proud to exhibit at Wound Care Today 2019.

Our theme this year ‘do you want to lead or follow?’ was designed to provoke discussion and debate around service provision, improvements, outcomes and education. The launch of VANTAGE360 from HARTMANN enables us to work aligned to the NHS future challenges and focus.

We’re committed to our partnership with healthcare professionals, to make complete wound care a reality for everyone. Our NEW VANTAGE360 solution is set to completely transform wound management, meeting individual service needs and fulfilling expectations.

With VANTAGE360, learn more about key aspects of practice, for smarter care solutions and improved clinical outcomes. Our easy-to-access reports, analysis, support and continually evolving resources and tools all ensure alignment to NHS outcomes framework and local targets.

Additionally, we believe strongly in education, ensuring a highly skilled workforce support you, providing high-quality accessible training and education for you and your organisation.

HARTMANN UKI were this year’s proud sponsor of the wound bed preparation module – our award-winning HydroClean® Plus is a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD) for effective wound bed preparation.

Cost effective wound management with Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings from a patient, clinician and NHS perspective.

Poster image overview written by Nurse Practitioner, Sharon Weeks and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Sharon Weeks, Nurse Practitioner, Kent Community Health Foundation Trust.

Key points:

  • 64-year-old female.
  • Circumferential bilateral leg ulcers.
  • Unable to tolerate compression.
  • Involvement of patient in decision making process was key.
  • Health Economic - Cost comparison pathway HRWD and Hydrofiber.
  • Improved patient’s quality of life.

Effectiveness of a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing to promote healing where devitalised tissue is present within the wound bed - a crossover case study.

Poster image overview written by Podiatrist, Laurel Atkinson and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Laurel Atkinson, Podiatrist, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust.

Key points:

  • 28-year-old male bilateral hallux amputation.
  • Crossover study - HRWD and foam dressing.
  • Upward trajectory towards complete wound healing noticed after crossover.

Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings in the treatment and management of a self-inflicted burn.

Poster image overview written by Plastic Surgery Ward Manager, Siobhan Woods and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Siobhan Woods, Plastic Surgery Ward Manager, Burns Unit, Lancashire Teaching Hospital.

Key points:

  • 19-year-old male with self-inflicted burn.
  • Comparison between HRWD and enzymatic dressing.
  • Potential of HRWD as rapid method of debridement in burns management.

Improving pain and promoting wound healing using Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing in a sickle cell patient with chronic venous leg ulceration.

Poster image overview written by Deputy Team Leader, Millicent Laryea and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Millicent Laryea, Deputy Team Leader, Whittington Health.

Key points:

  • 25-year-old male with sickle cell disease and a static leg ulcer.
  • Unable to tolerate compression.
  • Reduced pain after first dressing change with HRWD.
  • Quality of life improved and able to return to university life.

Living with daily dressings for over 18 years: how to move a challenging wound forward avoiding further episodes of sepsis.

Poster image overview written by Sarah Duke, Lead District Nurse and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Sarah Duke, Lead District Nurse, Croydon.

Key points:

  • Category 4 sacral pressure ulcer since 1999.
  • Unresolved sepsis, static wounds and exposed bone visible.
  • Pockets of thick tenacious slough spread across both buttocks.
  • Successful wound bed preparation helped avoidance future episodes of sepsis.
  • Wound description - “Never looked so good”.

The impact of Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings on complex pressure ulcers.

Poster image overview written by Caroline Carrington, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Caroline Carrington, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Key points:

  • Three case studies.
  • Removal of biofilm resulted in reduced pain and odour.
  • HRWD stimulated wound healing process.

The impact of Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings on complex arterial ulceration.

Poster image overview written by Caroline Carrington, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse and supported by HARTMANN UKI

Written by Caroline Carrington, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Key points:

  • 71-year-old female.
  • Anxious patient with foot ulceration.
  • Biofilm reduction through HRWD.
  • Removal of biofilm resulted in reduced pain and odour.
  • Dressing changes became tolerable.
  • Patient recorded in diary the impact of dressing regime and how this improved her quality of life.

Effectiveness of a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing to promote healing in chronic foot wounds.

Poster image overview written by Tania Woodrow, Lead Diabetes Podiatrist and supported by HARTMANN UKI

A case series written by Tania Woodrow, Lead Diabetes Podiatrist, Royal Cornwall NHS Trust.

Key points:

  • Seven patients with various non-healing foot wounds.
  • All wounds progressed in terms of wound area or devitalised tissue reduction.
  • Initiation of wound healing progression.