Dive deeper into experts'
opinion and global consensus
on incision care
How can we reduce complications from surgeries? Listen to experts talk about how to improve surgical wound healing outcomes in our new YouTube interview series, hosted by Dr. Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts.
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Ep 7. RN, MSc. Wound Specialist Nurse, Jane Hampton
What are the challenges in care in a community care setting?
Ep 6. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Probst
Why is it important to educate the patient when it comes to surgical wound management?
Ep 5. Dr. Philippe van Overschelde
How can you effectively follow up patients after discharge?
Ep 4. Dr. Philippe van Overschelde
Clinicians experience of an approach to dressing change protocol
Ep 3. Pam Morey
A nursing experience going from conventional to advanced dressings
Ep 2. Prof. Tom Wainwright
Enhanced recovery after surgery program and ERAS® protocols
Ep 1. Dr. Dale Edgar
Increasing patient mobility after surgery
Consensus reportsExperts driving global change
To drive change, there needs to be consensus on what direction to go. In the past two years, several consensus meetings have been organised, with surgeons discussing incision care in general and dressing change protocols and dressing requirements. The discussions of each meeting are summarised in consensus reports.
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical wounds: Findings from a series of 6 international meetings (179 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical wounds: Findings from an international meeting of surgeons (132 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical incision wounds: Findings from an international meeting of surgeons from Northern Europe (125 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical wounds: Findings from an international meeting in the APAC region (112 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical incision wounds: Findings from an international meeting of surgeons from Eastern Europe (138 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical incision wounds: Findings from an international meeting of surgeons from Africa (203 kB)
- Incision care and dressing selection in surgical incision wounds: Findings from international meeting of surgeons from the Middle East (207 kB)
ISWCAP: The International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory
Panel's vision is to reduce the occurrence of surgical wound complications across the world through advocacy, education, risk identification and improved clinical management.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: ERAS' mission is to develop peri-operative care and to improve recovery through research, education, audit and implementation of evidence-based practice. Since recently, ERAS collaborates with ISWCAP on the mission to improve incision care.
Watch the recording of one of the presentations from the Mölnlycke symposium at EORNA 2022, where Rhidian Morgan-Jones, orthopaedic surgeon from the UK, talks about Dressing Consensus: Risks & Choices.
You can download the full meeting report from the symposium at EORNA 2022, including also summaries of the presentations from researcher and opinion builder Dr. Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts and surgeon Leena Berg.
At the WUWHS 2022 Congress, a workshop was organised on the topic ”Surgical incision care – negative pressure wound therapy and advanced dressings”.
Surgical care does not end when the surgery ends
Can you optimise healing with your post-operative dressing change protocol? Surgical care does not end when the surgery ends. Successful outcomes also depend on post-surgical incision care. Wound care dressings are a vital part of the healing equation because post-operative wounds are susceptible to infection and associated complications. Download Consensus document
Preventing infections in surgical wounds
Up to one in 20 patients undergoing surgery will develop a surgical site infection (SSI), so it’s vital to protect surgical wounds post-operatively.
The one about the use of cheap dressings with high risk orthopedic surgery
Listen to Rhidian Morgan-Jones, consultant orthopaedic surgeon from Cardiff, Wales talk about the use of cheap dressings with high risk orthopaedic surgery. Hosted by our Global Professional Education Manager - Andrea Culshaw and joined in the discussion by Magnus Enerbäck, Global Marketing Manager for Mölnlycke.
Introduction to surgical wounds
This course aims to educate on the fundamentals of surgical incisions and how to manage them. It covers trends, challenges, healing and treatment of surgical wounds.
Surgical wound dressings - Dos and Don’ts
Post-surgical incision care is a vital part of the patient journey and must be optimised, particularly in terms of reducing the risk of infection and associated complications. Join Dr. Jorma Pajamäki as he discusses incision care and dressing selection for surgical wounds.Watch On-demand
Would you make a change if you knew there was one thing that could improve patient outcome after surgery? If you are the one making the incision, you should know how much the dressing impacts healing and positive outcomes.