This theme will address problems and questions we all encounter in everyday veterinary practice. Wound infections are caused by bacteria, and infections are prevented and treated with antibiotics…. or are they?
We live in a world where resistant bacteria cause increasing problems. What can we do to both reduce wound infections ánd the use of antibiotics? Do antibiotics prevent or increase surgical site infection rates? When are bacteria a problem in open wounds? If so, do we need antibiotics, or do we have alternative strategies? Or is it better not to treat bacteria at all?
Join the Veterinary Wound Healing Association to learn about the latest developments in the practical approach of wound infections.
Sprekers/Docent Bryden Stanley, Denis Verwilghen, Georgie Hollis, Lucas Smolders, Elin Jørgensen, Jacintha Wilmink
19th November: short communications
20th November: programme:
8.45 – 9.00
9.00 – 9.30 Defining SSI: why is it important?
A multimodal approach to SSI prevention – part I
9.30 – 10.00 The surgical safety checklist – evolution and outcomes
10.00 – 10.15 Evidence based surgical site preparation anno 2020
10.15 – 10.30 Hand hygiene in the prevention of hospital acquired infections in my veterinary practice
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Multimodal approach to prevent SSI – part II: what’s the role of the “antibiotic umbrella”?
11.30 – 12.00
12.00 – 12.15 Dealing with wound dehiscence
Treatment of SSI using NPWT – how to manage multi drug resistant infections
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.20 How to recognize infection in open wounds – equine and small animal patients
13.20 – 13.40 What is the effect of antibiotic treatment during open wound therapy?
13.40 – 14.00 The influence of pH on wound healing and bacterial growth
14.00 – 14.30 Coffee break
14.30 – 15.00 Non-antibiotic treatment of the infected wound – what can we do against bacteria?
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.00 Laser treatment of open wounds: what does it add?