14-16 OCT, GCCEC

Hard-To-Heal Wounds (HTHW): A toolkit for early intervention and management

Session outline

Wounds can rapidly transition to stalled, hard-to-heal wounds (HTHW). This delayed healing can lead to increased costs, healthcare utilisation and suffering. To encourage early intervention, a panel of wound care experts developed and recently published actionable evidence-based recommendations. These recommendations are applicable to all health care professionals, regardless of discipline, or qualification and training in the speciality of wound care. Join this session to hear from experts who will share their expertise on managing HTHWs.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss evidenced based consensus for HTHWs.
  2. Define & differentiate & identify early ‘at risk’ characteristics for HTHWs. 
  3. Outline recommended interventions and implementation resources for HTHWs. 
  4. Quality and Safety – implementation of the science into practice 
  5. Consider clinical examples of best practice in action, including the role of community-based provider and advanced nurse practitioners.  
  6. Practical hands-on workshop: Solventum HTHWs Tool Kit –safe and effective use of Solventum products for HTHWs.   

Target audience

Nursing staff, nurse practitioners, Wound CNC, Clinicians involved in multi-disciplinary approaches to management of Hard-to-heal wounds (HTHWs).


Presentation timePresentation titleSpeaker name / Moderator 
5 minutes Moderator introduction Welcome Agenda for the Workshop Introduction of Speakers Paula Green, Scientific Affairs & Education, Auckland, New Zealand 
20 mins   Introduction & summary of Hard-to-Heal Wounds Publication Definition & ‘at risk’ characteristics for HTHWs.  Quality and Safety – Implementation of the science into practice Dimitri Beeckman, Belgium 
20 mins Outline recommended interventions and implementation resources for HTHWs. Consider clinical examples of best practice in action Wendy White, Independent Consultant, Education & Coach, NSW 
15 mins Hard-to-Heal Wounds: Multi-disciplinary team approach to navigating the landscape for early referral and intervention of hard to heal wounds Rebecca Aburn, Nurse Practitioner – Vascular Department, Dunedin, New Zealand 
15 mins Q&A Panel discussion Dimitri Beeckman, Wendy White & Rebecca Aburn 
45 mins Hands-Workshop – Hard-to-Heal wounds Tool Kit and Solventum Solutions for Hard-to-Heal Wounds with Case Studies Wendy White, Rebecca Aburn, & Solventum Team  


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