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"Casting for Wound Care - Why on Earth Would You Do That?"

Monday 23rd November 2020, 12:30pm GMT

Presented by Patrick Pollock and Derek Knottenbelt

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About the webinar:

This interactive webinar will examine the use of immobilisation of wounds using casts to ameliorate the effects of movement on wound healing. Designed to equip delegates with a practical guide to using these important techniques and delivered by two well-known experts in wound care this is a session not to be missed.

Immobilisation has enormous benefits to wound healing and the correct application of the immobilising methods are vital to the success of the method. Poor immobilisation and bandaging techniques may cause serious harm and so this lecture sets out to identify ways of enhancing healing through the correct application of immobilisation techniques. Early immobilisation is a fundamental economy to the management of some very serious limb wounds in particular; the extra cost is rapidly offset by the reduction in dressings changes and the shortening of the healing period.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify wounds in which the major impediment to healing is movement
  • Understand the effects of excessive movement on wound healing
  • Management of wounds to create a circumstance when immobilisation is likely to be effective.
  • Be able to choose casting techniques to immobilise wounds
  • Identify the signs of complications of casting

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About the speakers

Patrick Pollock BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DipECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

Patrick Pollock qualifying from the university of Glasgow in 1998, he worked in mixed general practice in North East Scotland before moving to Ireland to undertake an internship and then residency in Large Animal Surgery at University College Dublin (UCD). After his residency Patrick worked as a College Lecturer in Equine Surgery at UCD for several years before moving to Denmark. Patrick has since worked in private and academic practice and after 11 years at the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital in Glasgow, he is now the Director of the Equine Hospital and Practice at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. Patrick is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, a European and RCVS recognized specialist in equine surgery, a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a fellow of the higher education academy with an enthusiasm for teaching in the clinical setting. Patrick is involved with a number of projects around the world with working equidae, including training vets and equid owners in resource limited settings. His clinical and research interests include equine poor performance, the upper airway, ophthalmic surgery, trauma and wound healing and Patrick has been instrumental in the development and validation of the technique of overground endoscopy. Patrick has worked closely with the emergency services to develop a network for incidents involving animals and is an advocate for supporting vets in remote and rural practice. Although principally a surgeon, Patrick has a range of experience with exotic, zoo animals and wildlife, and served as a trustee and veterinary director of the Irish Seal for many years. He is also a trustee of the Donkey Sanctuary.

Derek Knottenbelt OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DipECEIM, DACVIM, MRCVS

Professor Derek Knottenbelt qualified from Edinburgh in 1970 and spent the first years as a research veterinarian in Zimbabwe. Thereafter, he spent 12 years in mixed and equine practice before turning to the academic world at Liverpool where he specialised in equine internal medicine. He retired from his personal Chair in Equine Internal Medicine Liverpool in 2010 and then acted as a Consultant to the Weiper’s Equine Centre, University of Glasgow up to January 2019. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is Director of Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and through this provides an advisory service in equine oncology. He is the primary author of 10 recognised text books and over 90 refereed scientific papers. He has been awarded honorary life membership of ECEIM, BEVA, VWHA and ACVIM. He received the Animal Health Trust Scientific Award in 2003, the BEVA (Blue Cross) Welfare award in 2004 and the Merk -WEVA Welfare Award in 2006. In 2005 he was appointed OBE by the Queen for his services to equine medicine. He has published widely on a range of topics and maintains an interest in equine Internal medicine and oncology in particular. Through Equine Medical Solutions Ltd he offers a consultancy service in equine oncology and other challenging clinical conditions for veterinarians worldwide. His main interests are in oncology, ophthalmology, wound management and dermatology. He is actively involved in animal and human charity work both in UK and abroad. He is a founder member of the ‘Vets with Horsepower’ team who champion the cause of the working equid as well as other welfare and humanitarian charities and raise money for Charity through provision of high quality CPD to vets and horse owners.

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