By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS
I have been in wound care my entire nursing career. I have been in a variety of positions, but it always involved wound management. It wasn't until recently that I became more interested in pressure ulcers than I ever thought possible. A close friend of mine, "Karla", was diagnosed with a rare condition that left her basically paralyzed from the waist down. Karla is an extremely intelligent, independent, successful young woman who woke up one day and couldn't feel her feet due to her condition. The progression of the paralysis was rapid, but luckily seemed to have stopped about waist high.