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2020 – A Year to Remember – The Year of the Nurse

August 27, 2020
Heroes are regular folks put into a circumstance they did not ask for. Faced with the impossible, they pull off the improbable. You know – Harriet Tubman, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his ...

8 Key Steps to Performing Proper Wound Irrigation

August 29, 2014
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS Wound irrigation, when performed properly, can enhance wound healing. It is not as simple as pouring normal saline over a wound prior to dressing it – i...

A Wound Clinician's Guide: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

March 17, 2022
To understand the concepts of a wound and wound healing, we must examine the skin and its pathophysiology, as well as its unique structures and functions. Skin care and wound management must be ground...

Abrasion VS Laceration: What’s the Difference

March 1, 2024
In this interview from SAWC Spring 2023, Greg Patterson, MD, FACS, DABS, CWS and Mary Ann Obst, RN BSN, CWON, CCRI describe the difference between a laceration and an abrasion. ...

Ballistic Wounds: Battlefield Healing History

December 1, 2023
Ballistic wounds are those attributed to trauma from firearms. Worldwide, these injuries resulted in approximately 270,000 deaths in 2016 alone....

Burns: Frequently Asked Questions

November 12, 2020
By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD How should I treat a patient with a partial-thickness burn on less than 10% of their body but poor vascularity? It is not possible to give a specific answer to this qu...

Can You Hear Me Now? Communication Issues During COVID-19

October 1, 2020
Communication issues have arisen in the wound care world while providing care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of our older adult patients may already have hearing issues ...

Chronic Wound Breakdown: Most Common Types of Chronic Wounds

March 22, 2019
by the WoundSource Editors In approaching the management of a chronic wound, the first step in developing a treatment plan that will combat chronicity and promote healthy healing of damaged tissue ...

Chronic Wound Progression

March 22, 2019
by the WoundSource Editors The returning wound patient is in for reassessment. They are positioned for maximum visualization of the wound. You remove the dressing. Clean the wound. After a few addi...
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