The Best of Wound Healing 2016

2016 just flew by, didn’t it? We understand that you’re busy – after all, being a health care professional is a very hectic job! So if you missed one of our blog posts from the past year, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

2016 was a very important year for the Woulgan team. We launched our website and started running this blog; visited EWMA in Germany and had a lot of interesting talks with health care professionals, and last but not least, were able to help many a patient suffering from a stalled wound with Woulgan.

On the blog, we published posts explaining the mode of action of macrophages, described how Woulgan can be used, busted some common wound care myths and introduced a chat function with our wound expert Anne. These however were our 5 most-read and thereby your favourite posts:

  1. The Role of Macrophages in Wound Healing
    Did you know that macrophages are the key players of wound healing? Macrophages boost host defences, promote and resolve inflammation, remove dead cells, and support cell proliferation and tissue restoration after a wound occurs.
  2. Beyond the surface: Why wound healing stalls
    So your patient has a stalled wound – a wound that just doesn’t show any improvements despite you doing your very best to treat it. Don’t worry, you’re doing a great job! Wound healing can stall due to many different reasons and there are many factors having an influence in this, that are just beyond your power.
  3. Wound healing and stalled wounds: A brief overview
    When wound healing stalls, patients experience lower quality of life, clinician time increases exponentially, and healthcare systems spend precious resources to provide care that usually could have been prevented. This overview explores wound-healing, defines types of challenging wounds, and examines the effects of stalled wound healing on health systems and patients.
  4. EWMA 2016: Impressions and Experiences
    With over 4000 participants at EWMA 2016, the possibilities for networking and promoting Woulgan, especially in the German market, had been plentiful. We have met with several clinicians from different countries, most of whom have never been introduced to an active treatment that targets the wound healing process such as Woulgan.
  5. The Daily Routine of a Wound Nurse at a GP Unit in Tromsø, Norway
    The job of a wound nurse is a very diverse and rewarding one. No two days are the exact same and no wound is like any other. We therefore paid a local nurse here in Tromsø a visit and interviewed her about her daily routine and the challenges she faces in her job.

Before you go though, tell us what your favourite blog post of ours was in 2016 in a comment! Maybe you even have some ideas on what wound care issues we should write about in 2017?