Can Germ Removal Be Observed with the Eyes: Optimizing the Use of Pure Hypochlorous Acid-Based Cleansers in the In-Patient and Out-Patient Settings
Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CSWS, CWOCN-AP, MAPWCA
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner,
Alisha Oropallo, MD, FACS, FSVS, FAWPCA, FABWMS
Director, Department of Vascular Surgery
Northwell Health Comprehensive Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center
Lake Success, NY
Gregory Schultz, PhD
University of Florida
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Saratoga Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
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- Correlate how the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) guidelines are aligned with the use of pHA based cleansers
- Outline how pHA-based cleansers should be used in the outpatient settings and specific methods that allow optimal germ removal, as observed via fluorescent imaging
- Examine how pHA may be used in the in-patient setting and on which types of wounds
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Elizabeth Faust: Advisory Board: Healthy iO, vTail; Consultant: Kerecis LLC, vTail; Speaker’s Bureau: 3MHealth Care, Medical Solutions Division, Medline Industries, Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care, Urgo Medical North America; Grant/Research Support: Mediwound
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Dot Weir: Advisory Board: Urgo Medical; Speaker's Bureau: Urgo Medical North America
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Yale University School of Medicine
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VA Connecticut Healthcare
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