March 12-13, 2018 – a 2-day seminar, held at the Air Force Museum Function Room, Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base Pasay City, served as the arena for learning the latest advancements and management on wound care. The WoundPedia Wound Care Basics team composed of: Hiske Smart, RN MSN, Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN, Barbara Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Greg Schultz, PhD. had as their main goal to inform healthcare professionals on how wound care should be contextualized within varied areas of complexity.
These international experts highlighted the idea that when we take things for granted, the things you are granted are taken; and these could include the loss of a toe, a limb or any other part of your body due to necrosis resulting from insufficient care. The importance of accurate and vigilant assessment plus knowledge of the risk factors including co-morbidities is a critical aspect to consider in wound management.
I considered myself fortunate to have been able to attend this exclusive seminar and to have learned invaluable professional knowledge. As a faculty and Clinical Instructor in SISC College of Nursing I can impart the importance of early wound care and introduce the latest innovations in wound care management from a global perspective.