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Cathy L. Harmon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN

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 ...

COVID-19: Safe Practices During a Pandemic

August 27, 2020
By Cathy Wogamon, DPN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWON From the first announcement to the current screening, closings, and practice modifications, the novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronav...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Do You Know Best Practices?

March 17, 2023
The impact of diabetic foot wounds is extensive. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a major concern among those with diabetes. Research estimates that 25% of adults with diabetes may suffer a DFU sometim...

MRSA: The Basics

September 29, 2023
Staphylococcus aureus, or "staph" bacteria normally reside on the skin and nose and is usually harmless. Most individuals do not manifest any symptoms of illness; however due to its prevalence, this p...

Periwound Management: Preparation, Protection, Problems

February 3, 2022
The periwound is generally defined as the area from the wound edge to 4 cm beyond circumferentially. Breakdown of the periwound can adversely affect wound healing even if the wound itself is doing wel...

Skin Tears: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

July 14, 2022
According to the definition from the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP), “a skin tear is a traumatic wound caused by mechanical forces, including removal of adhesives. Severity may vary by...

Telehealth Wound Care: The Wave of the Future

November 25, 2019
By Cathy Wogamon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN Wound care has evolved into a massive specialty service in the past few decades, with new treatment modalities, advances in care, and thousands of wou...

Treating Osteomyelitis: Non-Surgical Interventions for Complex Wounds

May 6, 2019
By Cathy Wogamon, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CWON, CFCN Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone that usually requires surgical intervention. What about the patient who presents with comorbidities that pre...
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