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by Bruce E. Ruben MD

Have you noticed that in the futuristic Star Trek universe, nobody uses money to pay for medical care? When you get sick, a Star Fleet medical officer scans you with something that looks like a saltshaker, and then injects you (through your shirt) with the...

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

In order to teach patients, it is important to have some basic knowledge about ostomies. Sadly, as I shared last month, the majority of nursing students learn very little about ostomies or ostomy management. Most nurses have a good...

by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

There are four main types of debridement: autolytic, enzymatic, mechanical and surgical. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at each method individually:

by Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN

Most of the residents here are elderly, though some of the more acute rehab patients are quite a bit younger than me. We actually have five women over a 100 out of 116 people, quite impressive with the eldest being 105 years old. As for me, I am...


I was thinking back to the days when I worked as a hyperbaric technologist. Hyperbaric medicine has significantly evolved over the past decade. Many things stick out in my mind, such as criteria for insurance payor...

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