Wounds, the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on clinical wound care research and practice, has launched the 2021 Mechanical NPWT Case Compendium Contest. The contest invites all wound care clinicians including physicians, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals to submit original case studies involving the use of mechanical negative pressure wound therapy (mNPWT).
The contest gives wound care professionals a unique opportunity to gain visibility for their work to undergo the peer review process in which submissions will be judged by a renowned panel of wound care experts. Accepted manuscripts will be indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and published online.
In 2020, Wounds held a similarly structured program: the NPWTi-d Case Compendium Contest. Richard Hill, FNP-C, RN, CWCN, a Wound Care Nurse at Christus Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, submitted a case report involving a traumatic amputation and negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time, which was published in a Special Issue of Wounds. Read Hill’s full paper here.
“A contest or special print issue is a great opportunity to view a variety of cases that are using similar therapies to tackle different issues. This contest was an excellent way to showcase how we used that therapy for our means,” said Hill. “The exposure inherent in adding to the known literature means that our case may one day help someone in a similar circumstance achieve the same positive outcome.”
The contest is a tremendous opportunity to share critical applications in pursuit of advancing patient care. All interested parties are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration; manuscripts accepted for publication will gain high visibility within the literature via indexing databases and the journal’s website.
The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 31, 2021.
For contest guidelines, submission instructions, and additional details of the Contest, please visit hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/wounds/contest/mNPWT-case. Please direct all questions regarding the mNPWT Case Compendium Contest to the Wounds journal office at firstname.lastname@example.org.