Innovations

We are innovators. We are problem solvers. Plain and simple. Whenever we discover an obstacle or poorly conceived tool, we act.

One example is a new surgical instrument developed by our CEO, Shaun Carpenter, MD, CWSP, WMS. The Carpenter Curette makes extraordinary improvements to the standard curette. It will be marketed as the Adjustable Curette from one of the largest healthcare manufacturing companies in the United States.

Carpenter Curette

Improvements Include:

  • a dual-edge adjustable blade
  • a pinchable cap to manipulate the cutting end into a narrow shape to debride smaller portions of a wound
  • a built-in ruler
  • a depth probe that also acts as a packing tool
  • finger grips
  • an optional LED light

Foot Plate/Walking Heel

Dr. Carpenter, CEO of MedCentris, worked with an outside manufacturer and helped develop significant improvements to an offloading cast for patients who need to take pressure away from their wounds. This foot plate has “Lock-and-Walk Technology” and, in conjunction with the Total Contact Casting system, helps to transfer weight from the plantar surface to the calf, which makes it the “Gold Standard” for offloading diabetic foot ulcers on the heel, mid-foot, or plantar. Innovation and constant improvement are essential elements of our philosophy — Here to Heal™.

The Carpenter Cushion

Overcoming an obstacle is a key element to delivering care that works. In a clinic setting, we have to think on our feet (and sometimes off our feet). Dr. Carpenter recognized that after certain procedures, a patient’s leg needs offloading to help isolate the wound. So, he developed a simple cushion, which can be used to offload the leg when the patient is in bed and has a wound either on the lateral or posterior side/s of the leg. Oftentimes when people are asleep on their backs or even in a recliner, their legs will laterally rotate — meaning their toes turn out and pressure could be placed on their leg wound. This solution is custom cut for the patient by our staff from a soft medical grade foam wedge.

Published Works &
Speaking Engagements

In addition to innovative wound healing products, our leaders are nationally recognized speakers and faculty members of the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), a forum that connects and educates physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, scientists, podiatrists, dietitians, and others on the latest developments related to the industry.

Below is a list of recent topics and presentations:

Shaun Carpenter, MD, CWSP®, WMS™ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • Spring 2017 - Proactive Biofilm-Based Wound Care | San Diego, CA

  • Fall 2016 – Preconference Wound Assessment: Tools & Techniques | Las Vegas, NV

Todd Shaffett, DNP, FNP, CWS®, FACCWS, DAPWCA, WMS™ PRESIDENT

  • Fall 2021 - A Stepwise Approach to Optimizing Wound Care: Leveraging the Use of NPWT and Dressings Industry-Supported Symposia | Las Vegas, NV
  • Spring 2020 – Lessons Learned: The Great Debate | San Diego, CA
  • Fall 2017 - Symposium on Advanced Wound Care | Las Vegas, NV
  • Fall 2016 - Comprehensive Wound Closure Using a Viable Intact Cryopreserved Human Placental Membrane | Las Vegas, NV

Amanda Estapa, ACNP-BC, CWS®, FACCWS, WMS™ VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL SERVICES

  • Spring 2022 – Non-Surgical Debridement | Phoenix, AZ

  • Fall 2021 – A Stepwise Approach to Optimizing Wound Care: Leveraging the Use of NPWT and Dressings | Las Vegas, NV

We also publish articles related to working in a Wound Medicine clinic, innovative healing techniques, and tips on how to stay relevant.

Here are a few:

Grand Rounds

Each week we get together as a team and review our most complex patients that have not shown at least a 50% reduction in volume or area since the onset of their wounds, or in the last 30 days. And it’s more than just deciding whether to use an advanced modality on the patient. We go through rigorous reviews of their medical plans, including history of the wounds and prior treatments, lab tests and other diagnostics, digital images, nutritional status, edema control, pressure offloading, diabetes control, vascular status, address compliance, and more. 

We address everything about their care to ensure the best healing outcomes.

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