What happened at the Wild On Wounds Conference? We’ve got your event highlights right here.
If you traveled to Las Vegas for the Wild On Wounds (WOW) conference Sept. 2-5, then you know the truth: Skin is In. That was the theme for this record-attendance event. Wound care clinical professionals came together in one place for an exciting, information-packed four days that left us all invigorated and ready to treat more wounds.
Nurses, therapists, physicians, students and industry professionals traveled from all over the country to attend this premier wound care convention. We laughed, we learned … we united over our mutual love of skin!
A popular session was Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn’t Ask, led by Dr. Nancy Collins. We learned about the important role of nutrition in wound care – and chronic non-healing wounds that can be a result of malnourishment. We were so pleased to hear such positive feedback about this session. Here are some comments from attendees:
“Two things that stood out: Arginine & Glutamine. Not even our dietician has mentioned these in their orders. Good to know that they are essential in healing a chronic wound.”
“Now I understand why increased caloric intake for overweight patients is important in the wound healing process, and I can now share this information to my co-workers, specifically to our CNAs and nurses alike.”
“Dr. Collins was on-point and presented the information in a very creative way. She also illustrated the importance, economical impact, and quality-of-life that medical nutrition has on the patient. Case study presentations were excellent! Very interactive session. It was a wakeup call for all facilities.”
And while it’s impossible to mention all the other educational sessions, demonstrations and presentations that took place, here are more of this year’s highlights:
- Record attendance – 1100 nurses, therapists, physicians, students and industry professionals
- Attendees who influence wound care decisions throughout the care continuum
- 200+ exhibiting partners
- Interactive, hands-on sessions for Sharp Debridement, Maggot Debridement
- Fascinating clinical posters and more!
We should also mention the exciting and successful hands-on Topical Wound Management session led by Nancy Morgan RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS, C0-Founder of WCEI. This session focused on topical wound dressing categories and reviewed specific treatment recommendations, giving attendees the opportunity for one-on-one product demos. This session will be part of the 2016 WCEI one-day seminar tour. Stay tuned for dates and locations.
“This was a great session divided in two parts: lecture and hands-on. Pacing was great, not rushed, and speaker made sure the audience grasped the important points of the topic, giving real-life examples from her bedside clinical experience which solidified information she wanted to impart.”
“I have enjoyed every session at WOW, but the round-robin table set-up was superb!! Loved it.”
What Did You Think?
How was Wild On Wounds for you? We’d love to know what you liked the most about your experience at WOW. What were your favorite moments of the conference? And what types of sessions would you like to see on the agenda for next year? Please leave your ideas and reflections below.