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By Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA

Have you ever confronted yourself with thoughts of how your role plays into the grand scheme of wound care? I am sure any wound nurse or physician would quickly answer "of course!" – since the role of a direct caregiver is so blaringly obvious.

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long-term care facility pressure injury staging at admission

by Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA

Question: What are Quality Measures, how does my long-term care facility measure up, and how can we improve?

Answer: Proper pressure injury staging on admission, that's how!

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self-care for nurses

by Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA

"Apply your own oxygen mask first."

We have all heard time and time again how important it is to take care of yourself first so you can take better care of others. It is impossible to give something you do not have. Nurses, by nature and training, care for others before caring for themselves. Taking care of yourself should be as important to you as caring for your patients. This life lesson is clearly presented by flight attendants before every take off. Let me explain.

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frequently asked wound care treatment questions

by Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA

I travel to several states educating wound care providers and nurses in the long-term care setting. Many of the questions I get are the same whether I'm on the east or west coast. The one question that I encounter the most often during wound rounds or an education session is: "How do I know which treatment to use for this wound?"

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Caregiver

by Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA

"To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors."
― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

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