Avwound – Wound Care Reimagined

Avwound, a high-fidelity wound care simulator

Pressure ulcers and other open wounds are costly medical conditions, in terms of both healthcare expenses and patient wellbeing. According to the National Institutes of Health, Medicare cost estimates for acute and chronic wound treatments ranged from $28.1 billion to $96.8 billion. From an economic point of view, the annual wound care products market is … Read more

Avkin Turns to the Experts to Create and Develop the Avwound

Avwound

When developing a product, we reach out to professionals and educators to ensure that our products are needed and will address the needs of healthcare educators. To develop the Avwound, Avkin worked with Tina Holden, an RN for six years who has worked specifically with wound care for the past year and a half. Adding … Read more

New Wound Care Simulator Aims To Reduce Hospital Complications and Costs

The Avwound can replicate all four stages of wound development.

Newport, Delaware – Avwound is the latest product in Avkin’s line of high-fidelity wearable simulators. With blanching, tunneling, and realistic drainage for the learner to simulate, the Avwound covers many aspects of wound care. Pressure ulcers and open wounds are some of the top medical issues impacting healthcare. It’s vital that they are treated quickly … Read more

Closing the Practice Gap, Wound Care

Pressure Injuries

With pressure injuries (PI) as a major concern for patient safety and the cost of patient care, Ayello et al. suggest nursing programs should seek out faculty with specific knowledge in wound care (Ayello, Zulkowski, Capezuti, Jicman, & Sibbald, 2017).  Learners should not leave education programs without the skills and knowledge to identify, care for, … Read more