High pH Can be Harmful to Wound Healing, and the Reverse is Also True
Michael N. Desvigne, MD, FACS, CWS, FACCWS
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital and Wound Center
Joyce Black, PhD, RN
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Matthew Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS
Wound Healing Institute, South Campus, M Health Fairview, University of Minnesota
Gregory Schultz, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Florida
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After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Examine how pH orchestrates the behavior of many wound cell types, the ECM, and key biomolecules
- List the ideal zone of pH that is on the “acidic side” that created an ideal healing environment
- Correlate a pH higher than in the “Goldilocks zone” as a contributor of pathogen growth in skin and wound, while suppressing the growth of harmless commensal type organisms
- Examine treatment therapies that are formulated to keep the wound in the acidic zone
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Daniel Federman, MD, FACP
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (nurse planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California
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