Epidermolysis Bullosa and Chronic Wounds: A Model for Wound Bed Preparation of Fragile Skin

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

To enhance the learner’s competence with information about a wound bed preparation model of fragile skin for patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES:

After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

OBJECTIVES:

1. Differentiate between the types and subtypes of EB. 2. Apply EB assessment and treatment strategies to patient care scenarios.

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of inherited diseases with 4 subtypes. This disorder is a model for fragile skin, with some affected individuals having chronic, difficult-to-heal wounds. The care of wounds in people with EB can be guided by the Wound Bed Preparation paradigm. The treatment of chronic EB wounds is outlined with a quick reference guide of 12 consensus recommendations created by a panel of 11 experts. These recommendations were reviewed by a computer-facilitated modified Delphi process where 15 external reviewers (68.8% of whom reported having 11 or more years’ experience with EB care). Inclusion of recommendations was contingent on 80% agreement from reviewers.

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