JWC International Consensus Document on “Use of Topical Oxygen Therapy in Wound Healing”
In the ever-evolving landscape of wound care, innovation and research continually push the boundaries of what is possible. One such development that has been making waves in recent years is Topical Oxygen Therapy (TOT) in wound healing.
Addressing this approach, EO2 presented the JWC International Consensus Document on "Use of Topical Oxygen Therapy in Wound Healing" at the Ottawa area NSWOC and SWAN meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Today, we are excited to share this document with all NSWOCC Members on behalf of EO2, providing a comprehensive insight into the promising world of TOT.
The consensus document explores the role of oxygen in wound healing and introduces topical oxygen therapy (TOT) and its mechanisms, providing an overview of treatment options. It assesses the evidence for TOT in hard-to-heal wounds but does not directly compare TOT modalities or review systemic hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). The document also addresses the practical integration of TOT into wound care, patient perspectives, cost-effectiveness, and suggests future research directions.