Wound Care in Oncology

Thursday 29 September 2022

This course will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to cancers affecting the skin. It will share typical presentations and discuss their management. There will be opportunities to explore treatment options, share good practice and debate day to day challenges in wound care.

  • Skin malignancies
  • Plastic surgery
  • Radiotherapy skin reactions
  • Lymphoedema
  • Fungating wounds
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Vulval cancers
  • Patient perspective
  • Case studies

A study day intended for GPs, district nurses, practice nurses, tissue viability nurses, lymphoedema practitioners, oncology nurses and radiotherapy staff.

Wound care in oncology - Thursday 29 September 2022

Time Session
  Chairperson: Susy Pramod - Tissue viability nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9.15 Welcome and introduction, Janelle Yorke - Chief nurse and executive director of quality, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9.30 Lymphodema, Paula Williams - Senior physiotherapist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.10 Surgical reconstruction: The role of the plastic surgeon, Dr Damir Kosutic - Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

10.55 - break

Time Session
11.10 Gynaecological cancers: Vulval care, Dr Eva Myriokefalitaki - Consultant gynaecological oncology surgeon, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11.55 Head and neck cancers: Skin and wound management, Patricia Murray - Head and neck clinical nurse specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

12.40 - break 

Time Session
13.10 Chairperson: Welcome to the afternoon
13.15 Radiotherapy: skin toxicity explained, Mark Reed - Specialist radiographer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
14.00 Skin malignancies: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Dr Christina Hague - The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

14.45 - break 

Time Session
14.55 Wound care in oncology including the management of fungating wounds, Susy Pramod - Tissue viability nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
15.35 The use of essential oils within wound care, Jacqui Stringer - Lead in complementary health and wellbeing, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
16.15 Final remarks and close of day

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being. Essity supports medical specialists with integrated therapy solutions including products in wound care, to support optimal wound healing, compression therapy and orthopedics. These contribute to a holistic approach to treating medical conditions such as wound infection and lymphoedema.

Essity has a gold-standard education platform with a diverse selection of therapy areas and learning styles, to help you provide the best possible patient care.

Founded in 2003, in the Northwest of England, CD Medical are proud to supply innovative and cost-effective medical products across wound care, dermatology, continence, and stoma care.

From their innovative spray-on emollient Emollin®, to their market-leading sterile saline pod system Irripod®, their products are designed to improve patient outcomes. 

In line with their ambition to support clinicians in providing holistic wound care, 2022 sees the addition of 2 new wound dressing brands to CD Medical’s portfolio: MaxioCel® chitosan based gelling fibre, and DryMax® superabsorbents. 

To request more information, get in touch on the CD Medical website.

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Last updated: May 2023