Outcomes

Glenda Motta's picture

by Glenda Motta RN, MPH

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital—approximately 2.6 million seniors—is readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of over $26 billion every year.

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by Beth Hawkins Bradley RN, MN, CWON

How often do you really consider the person that is attached to the wound you are treating? Do you take seriously those complaints, grunts, and grimaces that he sends your way when you remove drape and peel foam from a wound being treated with negative pressure? It isn’t pretty, but it is pretty important. I would love to hear what you think after you read and consider the content.

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Lydia Meyers's picture

by Lydia A Meyers RN, MSN, CWCN

I have been thinking for awhile about what to do for this month’s blog. During the time I worked for CTI nutritional I realized that many wound care nurses, including myself, are not well trained in nutrition. I also noted the impact that nutrition has on patients and their quality of life.

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by Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS

Part 4 in a series discussing the challenges and opportunities in patient/family education
For Part 1, Click Here
For Part 2, Click Here
For Part 3, Click Here

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by Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS

Part 3 in a series discussing the challenges and opportunities in patient/family education
For Part 1, Click Here
For Part 2, Click Here

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by Diane Krasner PhD, RN, CWCN, CWS, MAPWCA, FAAN

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
—Henry Ford

It is important professionally to support the concept of interprofessional wound caring1, but how can you do more than just give lip service to this ideal in your clinical practice—especially in these tough economic times?

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Aletha Tippett MD's picture

by Aletha Tippett MD

What steps should be taken the first time you encounter a patient with a wound? Here is my list of priorities when I assess a wound:

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