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NPWT Training

Stars Medical Assistance Center (SMAC) in collaboration with International Interprofessional Wound Care Group (IIWCG), Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) workshop is designed for wound care clinicians and other healthcare providers; who would like to improve their understanding of the treatment of acute and chronic wounds using NPWT, and the potential for prevention, care and reduction of pressure injuries. 


NPWT or Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a noninvasive, active wound closure system that uses controlled, localized negative pressure.  Doing so removes fluid, exudates and infectious materials to promote wound healing and closure in acute and chronic wounds.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles of NPWT

  2. State the indications for NPWT

  3. Discuss patient appropriateness for initiating NPWT

  4. Demonstrate wound assessment

  5. Discuss the precautions and contraindications for use of NPWT

  6. Describe and demonstrate NPWT dressing application and removal, according to the Proficiency Standard Skills Checklist, with 100% accuracy.

  7. Describe the nursing responsibilities when assessing the patient receiving NPWT

  8. Discuss the possible complications related to NPWT

  9. State the recommendation for discontinuing NPWT


Program Content Outline:

Topic 1 – Introduction to Wound Bed Paradigm

Topic 2 – Overview of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Topic 3 – Sternal Wounds

Topic 4 – Pressure Ulcer

Topic 5 – Diabetic Foot

Topic 6 – Abdominal Wounds

Topic 7 – Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injury

Topic 8 - Competency Skills

Topic 9 – Troubleshoots and reverse demonstration


What’s in it for me?   

• Referenced research from professionally recognized medical websites and organizations.     

• All presentations delivered by qualified, experienced healthcare licensed professionals from

International Inter-professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG). 

• DOH accredited Continuing Medical Education (7 CMEs, Category 1)

Schedule: June 27, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Venue: Webinar Access, Join Zoom Meeting

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION, PLEASE CONTACT US:   |   |   +971 2 622 7887   |   +971 581776415

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