By Ralph Napolitano, Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFAS

Dr. Ralph Napolitano Jr. spoke at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) in April. Dr. Napolitano’s talk addressed mechanical, disposable, negative pressure wound therapy. 

SAWC is “the world’s leading, largest, and most well-respected interdisciplinary wound care program within the clinical field.  The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring | Wound Healing Society meeting (SAWC Spring | WHS) serves as a forum to connect the entire wound care team — physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, scientists, podiatrists, and dietitians — with the foremost experts in wound care to improve patient outcomes through education. No other wound care conference offers the level of education, advanced state-of-the-art clinical reviews, and emerging research findings.”

Dr. Napolitano served as faculty for the Acelity/ KCI Bioskills Lab Program on April 30-May1, 2018.  This was a cadaver lab with lecture for healthcare providers of all disciplines (Physicians, nurses, Pas, etc.) that focused on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in all its forms including VeraFlo technology. Other faculty for the event included Dr. Paul Kim from Georgetown.

Acute Wound Champions Bioskills Lab programs offer a comprehensive opportunity to enhance wound management and clinical skills in the acute setting through didactic sessions and anatomic tissue lab activities. Under supervision by expert faculty and support staff, optimal patient management strategies and advanced techniques are presented and discussed in an interactive setting. In addition, program attendees engage in peer‐to‐peer discussions on managing complex wounds and the evolving role of negative pressure wound therapy and dressings in the wound reconstructive ladder.


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