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Deep Tissue Pressure Injury

Can Thermographic Imaging Discern Kennedy Lesions from Pressure Injuries? NPIAP Insights

March 29, 2023
By Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, and Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN Recently, WoundSource had the opportunity to talk with Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, and Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN...

Defining Lesions: Differentiating Between Moisture and Pressure

July 25, 2013
By Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN Here I am again, Matron Marley, working as a volunteer in the local nursing home on just my second visit. I had a little difficulty getting in and discovered it wa...

How Can Wound Care Nurses Provide Culturally Sensitive Care?

January 22, 2014
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Cultural sensitivity and awareness is something that as healthcare providers, we say we practice – but do we always practice what we preac...

How Geographic Differences Can Impact Wound Care

September 15, 2013
By Karen Zulkowski DNS, RN, CWS In my last blog, I talked about cultural beliefs affecting care. But there are geographic differences in North America that do also; for example, temperature. Temper...

How to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Based on Changes in Skin Color

January 15, 2014
By Karen Zulkowski DNS, RN, CWS I previously discussed the need for a complete head-to-toe skin assessment. Certainly this can tell you whether or not the person is dehydrated, has open or discolor...

How to Treat and Prevent Medical Device–Related Pressure Injuries

June 3, 2022
Medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are recognized as a significant problem, evidenced by the inclusion in the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel pressure injury definitions and des...

Kennedy Terminal Ulcer/Palliative Care and Hospice Care

October 31, 2018
by the WoundSource Editors Palliative care and hospice care are not the same, but they both share one goal. They both focus on a patient's physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. Palliative ...

Patient Preparation for Pressure Injury Prevention

October 28, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors With aging populations facing increasingly complex comorbid medical conditions coupled with polypharmacy and multidrug-resistant organisms, wound healing can often feel l...

Pressure Injury Interventions in Special Populations

October 28, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors Pressure injuries require complex care. They can be incredibly painful for patients, and they represent an enormous financial burden on the health care system. Nationally...
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