News & Views
The latest wound management news for the Veterinary profession. Have news to share? Send it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MicroLyte Evaluation - enrol here!
We featured a novel new product in our Burns month called MicroLyte Vet. Created by Imbed Biosciences it's Veterinary application is creating interest internationally. William Merrick, heads up the Veterinary business unit and offers an engaging introduction to the product and it's applications to date through a range of content on the MicroLyte Website. If you've watched the videos and would like to get involved in a wider evaluation of the product you can enrol here! The evaluations will make up a case series intended to help inform others of practical applications while gaining important feedback for product development and refinement. The product is not experimental and already available for Veterinary use meeting FDA and VMD standards. If you would like to arrange a product presentation for your team, or have a case that you think may be a candidate for product evaluation then please contact William directly on: WMerrick@imbedbio.com
Tuesday 7th of September 2021
New Practical Wound Management Online Course
How can an online course be practical? Because you'll learn lots of tips that you can put into practice! Georgie Hollis, Vet Wound Library Founder will host 4 sessions that cover the fundamentals of wound dressing selection and bandaging science. These will be made up of 2 lectures, followed by 2 interactive sessions that give delegates a chance to discuss dressing types, ask questions and share tips. Subjects covered in the course include: Physiology of wound healing Wound dressings - what you need to know Post op wound dressings Moist wound healing Antimicrobial wound dressings Matrix modulating dressings Bandaging techniques The science behind complications Use of layers Bandaging v immobilisation Offloading and 'do-nuts' Tie over dressings Top to tail challenges CPD Certificates will be provided to cover 5 hours of online learning. Notes and resources will be available for download and will include a generic dressing selection guide & problem wound 'troubleshooter' checklist. You can register to join us HERE
Laser therapy and wound management
Our open discussion on the 27th May 2021 asked delegates to vote on a range of questions that helped us to understand the use of Laser therapy for wound healing. The full session has been recorded and will be available for members to view in the VWL member area from 1st of June 2021. It's a WHOLE 2 hours! But it is fun! ...
Thursday 27th of May 2021
Bandaging Angels are back on the road!!
A kind of 'normality' is at last on the horizon and our VWL Bandaging Angels are dusting down their wings ready to get back on the road. For the uninitiated, the Bandaging Angels are our team of extra special nurses trained to deliver practice based CPD covering either wound dressing selection or bandaging techniques. The aim is to help practices refine product use and help to avoid bandaging complications. Our VWL Bandaging Angel in house training includes: A review of your dressing cupboard with recommendations for refinement or standardisation Wound management (dressing selection) or bandaging techniques training for your team for up to 2 hours. Practice Membership of the Vet Wound Library including FREE telemedicine support for 1 year. (worth £390+VAT) Nomination of your practice Wound Nurse (if you don't already have one!). Your Bandaging Angel will spend some time with your new 'nominated wound nurse' to present your membership pack, log in details and overview of how to use the Vet Wound Library for telemedicine support. To book your training contact us!
The VWL Healing Heart Award - Recognition for excellence in Veterinary wound care
The VWL Healing Heart Award has been launched to recognise those who deliver excellence in wound care. We accept nominations for Vets, nurses, techs, patients and clients where outstanding outcomes have been achieved. We base our decisions upon the outcomes achieved in terms of the ideals of wound management. These ideals ensure patient welfare is prioitised alongside optimal healing results. A functional, cosmetic repair Relief of pain and distress A rapid return to 'normal' use (This means, the patient must be able to exhibit 'normal' behaviours) At a reasonable cost Open to anyone in Veterinary practice who would like to share a case that you feel demonstrates a great outcome that could help others find confidence or improve clinical outcomes. Share your case HERE!
Friday 14th of May 2021
Welcome to the Vet Wound Library!
Welcome to our newly refurbished Veterinary Wound Library! This is the place to learn the fundamentals of wound care, where you can get support for your challenging cases, and find the latest information about wound dressings and technologies that may help you heal. Membership is available for individuals and practices and includes access to all of our online educational content (30hrs+) and clinical support from our specialist advisors via our telemedicine service. From basic dressing selection to more advanced surgical techniques. We are here to help you find the answers you need. We are dedicated to helping you heal.
Monday 10th of May 2021