Webcast: Improving clinical and economic outcomes in hard-to-heal wounds

This on-demand version of a live webcast broadcast on 8 June 2011 focuses on the problem of wounds where healing is prolonged or never achieved. Appropriate referral of these patients with access to the right treatment at the right time to manage patients' symptoms is key to achieving good concordance and in reducing the associated costs. These goals were recently highlighted in a study from the US that assessed the efficacy of a topical antibacterial dressing in patients with infected, hard to heal venous leg ulcers. The results offer a interesting benchmark for clinicians. This webcast, the first in our global interactive series, has been sponsored by Smith & Nephew.

Chair's Introduction: Professor Keith Harding

In this webcast we consider the impact of hard to heal wounds on patients and the importance of effective and appropriate management to achieve better outcomes. 

The challenges of hard to heal wounds: Professor Patricia Price

Patricia looks at what we mean by hard to heal wounds; their impact on the daily lives of patients and provides an insight into some of the qualitative work she has done with patients with chronic wounds.

The in-vivo effect of a polyurethane foam dressing containing silver sulfadiazine on bioburden and wound closure in hard to heal venous leg ulcers: Dr John Lantis

Dr John Lantis presents the findings from a recently published a study evaluating a topical antibacterial dressing in patients with hard to heal venous leg ulcers