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Open Wound Care - Lavage, Disinfection, and Topical Therapies to Augment Healing

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  • Description:
    Although open wounds are rarely a life-threatening emergency prompt and appropriate measures can prevent or reduce the likelihood of complications, speed recovery, and improve prognosis and cosmetic outcomes.

    After assessing a wound and classifying it by its type and degree of contamination there are some essentials to wound management that include lavage, disinfection, and strategies to promote healing. In this segment Dr. Phil Zeltzman describes best practices for lavaging and cleaning open wounds as well as the use of ancillary treatments including epsom salts, sugar, and honey.

    Running time: 16 mins

    Member Fee: $9.95; Free registration for Premium VetVine Membership subscribers: http://vetvine.com/article/181/evidence-based-update-subscriptions
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $9.95