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The Wound Doctors & Co.

The Wound Doctors & Co.

By ConvaTec
Want to know about wounds? You've come to the right place!

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When timely surgery prevents amputation
Meet Dr Tea, a podiatric surgeon from California.  Dr Tea sees a lot of people with diabetes.  Find out how she uses minimally invasive surgery to correct foot problems, which in turn can prevent ulcers and amputations down-the-track
September 22, 2022
When Is A Wound Not A Wound
Between them Joseph Frenkel and Dr Frances have seen lots of wounds. But sometimes they have come face to face with skin conditions that might look like wounds - but don’t respond to conventional wound treatments. Join the wound doctors as they discuss what to do ‘when a wound is not a wound’.
September 08, 2022
The Ins and outs of woundcare Research and Development
Meet Dr Hollie Hathaway.  Hollie is one of the boffins who works at the Convatec head office, leading innovation in wound care.  So who dreams up new products?  How do they get to market? – and importantly – what else is in the Convatec R&D pipeline?
August 25, 2022
Improving Wound Care Services For Rural Areas
Meet Kim Kaim, a passionate and highly experienced nurse practitioner.  Kim Has set up a mobile wound service, find out how she plans to provide education and equitable wound care in far flung places, and hear about some of the unusual wounds she encounters’
August 11, 2022
Biofilm with Matt Malone Part 2
This week we are back with Matt Malone, who talks us through the many ways of dealing with biofilm, and describes the frightening speed with which, despite our best efforts, biofilm can re-establish itself. The wound Doctors also chat about the pros and cons of using silver to treat biofilm in wounds.
July 28, 2022
The Wound Doctors: Hayley Ryan of Wounds Australia
Skin tears are a common type of wound.  If treated correctly they often heal without much fuss, if not – they can really cause trouble.  Join our special guest, Hayley Ryan to understand the ins and outs of preventing, assessing and treating skin tears.
July 14, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Technological advances in wound assessment
Personalised care is touted as the best way to manage hard-to-heal wounds. In this episode we look at recent advances in technology  that are enabling healthcare practitioners to better assess wounds so that improved outcomes can be achieved.
June 30, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Exploring EB
Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB is described as ‘the worst disease you’ve never heard of’ and is characterised by persistent non healing wounds. We are joined by Dean Clifford who was diagnosed with the condition at birth. Listen to his odds-defying, inspirational story.
June 17, 2022
The Wound Doctors - The Wonder of Silver
Did you know that silver had been used for many years as an anti microbial? Find out why this metal is so suited to bug busting and how medical science has come a long way and is now able to deliver tint doses of silver to wounds which still pack a powerful punch.
June 05, 2022
Deep dive into vascular assessment
Previously Fran and Frank chatted about the simple ways to assess perfusion and see if a wound might heal.  Now things are getting serious, The F’s (as they like to call themselves) dive into the world of advanced assessment – they tell us all about the fancy gear that is available, and importantly, how valuable it actually is!
May 19, 2022
Wound Doctors: When fungus complicates wounds
Join our first international guest, skin expert Ivan Bristow.  Ivan explains that whilst we spend a lot of time concerned about bacterial infections, fungal infections are common in wounds and are often responsible for poor wound healing
May 05, 2022
Basic vascular assessment: Is there enough circulation for a wound to heal?
Fact: wounds need blood supply so they can heal. This week the Wound Doctors talk to vascular nurse Frank Guerriero and learn  some simple hacks to assess blood supply at the point-of-care without having to use any fancy tools.
April 21, 2022
Explainer: Biofilm
Fact: the vast majority of hard-to-heal wounds have biofilm, what is biofilm? can you see it? And does it always cause havoc in wounds?  Meet biofilm expert Dr Matt Malone, and find out more about this important impediment to wound healing’
April 07, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Wound Care Before, During and After Covid
Covid 19 has had a huge impact on our health system, but what specifically has the pandemic meant for people with wounds?  Join the wound Doctors to look at wound care before during and after coivid…will things ever be the same again?
March 24, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Wounds and Rheumatological Disease with Professor Debbie Turner
Did you know that wounds are very common in people with rheumatological disease. And that they usually take longer to heal than diabetic foot ulcers. Professor Debbie Turner explains all.
March 11, 2022
The Wound Doctors - A Look at Real World Evidence for a Novel Foam Dressing'
Dr Frances and Dr Kate explore a study  which looks at Aquacel Foam.  Does the product work?  Do the patients like it?  And most importantly, does the study stand up to Dr Kates scrutiny?
February 24, 2022
The Wound Doctors - When a Podiatrist Hates Wounds!
When a podiatrist hates wounds! Tyson Franklin hates wounds…so how the hell did he survive as a podiatrist!  Join Tyson – the brains behind the ever popular ‘Podiatry Legends’ podcast to hear about his interesting career, find out how he managed to successfully avoid treating wounds and whether Dr Frances can persuade him over to the wide world of wounds!
February 10, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Why Don't Wounds Heal?
Wounds can be quite baffling, and there are a multitude of reasons why they don’t heal.  Join the Wound Doctors to uncover some of the reasons why wounds refuse to heal.  And find out how with good care, it is possible to improve outcomes
January 18, 2022
The Wound Doctors - Unstageable Pressure Injuries And Deep Tissue Injuries
Pressure injuries come in many forms, and these two types might not look so bad – but if left untreated the results can be catastrophic.  Dr Bill McGuiness and Dr Frances Henshaw have the low-down on these particularly pesky pressure injuries
January 04, 2022
The Wound Doctors - The Perils of Late Presentation
Dr Sue Monaro is a wound care nurse and she has recently completed her PhD, she joins Dr Frances to talk about ‘the elephant in the room’.  It would seem logical that people with non-healing wounds would get urgent medical attention.  Yet this is not always the case!  Why do people wait?  And what are the consequences of late presentation?
December 21, 2021
The Wound doctors - What to do when you are out of your depth
These Wound Doctors have oodles of experience, between them Ian and Frances have seen thousands of wounds.  Yet sometimes, they admit, with all their knowledge they still see things that make them feel completely out of their depth!  The Wound Doctors talk candidly about their ‘oh heck’ moments.  Join them to understand that its ‘ok’ to be a little overwhelmed and importantly learn what you can do when you feel out of your depth.
December 07, 2021
The Wound Doctors - Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers are a common type of wound, find out who they affect most commonly, how they are treated, and let the wound Doctors explain to you why they are sometimes tricky to heal.
November 24, 2021
The Wound Doctors - STOP Pressure Injury Day
Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury day started in 2012 following a meeting of Spanish speaking wound care organisations who agreed and signed the Declaration of Rio and highlighted PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION AS A UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHT. Join the wound doctors on Stop the Pressure Day to find out about what causes pressure injuries, how they can be prevented and what you can do as a patient, carer or health care professional to improve skin health.
November 16, 2021
The Wound Doctors - Wound heroes #1: The perfect storm…a GP with a leg ulcer complicated by rheumatological disease
The perfect storm…a GP with a leg ulcer complicated by rheumatological disease Alison Vajello certainly had her work cut out when faced with a large, longstanding ulcer – but with her ‘never give up’ approach , some careful assessment and a handful of Aquacel she was able to heal this wound…tune in and listen to the challenges she faced along the way and how her persistence paid off
November 10, 2021
The Wound Doctors - All About Diabetes Related Foot Ulcers
Join Dr Frances and Ian Reid for an entertaining explanation of the ins-and-outs diabetes related foot ulceration.   Tune in and find out how mosquitoes, frogs, international travel fit into the picture,  plus pick up a few pearls of good advice!
October 27, 2021
The Wound Doctors - Debridement
Debridement is a mainstay of wound care…but what exactly is wound debridement, how is it performed? and why?  From sharp scalpels and scrubbing pads to enzymes and maggots Dr Frances and DR Kate explain the intricacies of this important aspect of wound care.  Follow the Wound Doctors ANZ on Facebook or find out more about the ConvaTec range of Advanced wound dressings at Become part of the Wound Doctors Community by joining our FaceBook Group here. To send us questions, comments or other feedback about the show email us at The Wound Doctors 
October 13, 2021
The Wound Doctors - YoYo Wounds
Dr Bill McGuiness joins us from his farm in Tasmania to explain that variability in care is the enemy of wounds.  Bill advocates for a considered and consistent approach when caring for wounds ..and shares his tips and tricks to encourage people to do what’s right for their wound!  Follow the Wound Doctors ANZ on Facebook or find out more about the ConvaTec range of Advanced wound dressings at Become part of the Wound Doctors Community by joining our FaceBook Group here. To send us questions, comments or other feedback about the show email us at The Wound Doctors 
October 13, 2021
The Wound Doctors - Foot Health Week
It’s Foot Health Week and the Wound Doctors’ Dr Frances was very lucky to have a chat with Ainslie Davies, the newly appointed president of the Australian Podiatry Association.  Listen to these two passionate pods who discuss the importance of loving your feet to prevent wounds and other problems.  Follow the Wound Doctors ANZ on Facebook or find out more about the ConvaTec range of Advanced wound dressings at Become part of the Wound Doctors Community by joining our FaceBook Group here. To send us questions, comments or other feedback about the show email us at The Wound Doctors 
October 13, 2021
The Wound Doctors - The Introduction
Who are the Wound Doctors and what is this podcast about? Meet Dr Frances Henshaw, Professional and Clinical Development Manager at ConvaTec Australia and New Zealand. Fran is a doctor with a human touch.  An expert in wounds and how they are treated, she is a long time advocate for improving the knowledge of all health care professionals about one of the most important, but overlooked areas of the medical world: wounds. In this series, Fran talks to experts from fields as diverse as research to frontline care with a goal of educating and improving outcomes for patients. If it's do with wounds and worth knowing, you'll hear it on the Wound Doctors & Co. If you have questions email us here! The Wound Doctors 
September 01, 2021