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Wound Management - Topical Treatments In Small Animal Practice
Several topical solutions and preparations are available for the treatment of wounds in veterinary patients. Topical preparations can be used to help create a favourable healing environment, with some products having additional antimicrobial properties. With many products available, it can be difficult to decide which topical treatment is most appropriate for the individual wound. This article will discuss the most commonly used wound cleaning solutions and topical products currently available in veterinary practice. Joanna McCaghertyx, BVMS, PGcert Small Animal Surgery, MRCVS , Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Division of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Hospital for Small Animals, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin EH25 9RG Samantha Woods, BSc MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS , Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Division of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Hospital for Small Animals, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin EH25 9RG, email@example.com Key Words: wound｜topical｜honey｜hypochlorous acid｜silver｜healing｜antibiotic resistance Download the full article below.
Oxygen in wound healing. Will it make a difference to bring some more to the party? Will it make a difference? We'll be recording a range of sessions covering the role of Oxygen in wound heailng as well as some of the technologies that offer to deliver more of it to where it needs to be. The phrase that springs to mind - "you can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." Does a cell absorb oxygen just because you deliver it? What other uses does Oxygen have?
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