Join Jeanette Milne and Melissa Rochon as they discuss the current landscape of post-surgical wound complications in the United Kingdom (UK) and review the existing guidance on risk assessment, prevention and management from a UK perspective. Jeanette will uncover the importance of assessment and early identification of surgical wound dehiscence (SWD). Melissa will discuss top tips for reporting clinically relevant SWD and the session will close with Jeanette, who will be discussing the benefits of early active intervention using single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for managing SWD in the community.

Join Jeanette and Melissa live on Wounds UK on Thursday 7th December at 1pm

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the internal and external risk factors to look out for, how to communicate risk to the patient and how to ensure early identification of SWD
  2. Discover how to identify and report SWD in practice
  3. Explore the use of single-use NPWT for the active management of SWD in the community setting.





Jeanette Milne
Associate Director of Nursing Delivery, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
Melissa Rochon
Trust Lead for SSI Surveillance, Research and Innovation, Directorate of Infection, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Jacqui Fletcher
Independent Consultant

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