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Pressure ulcer prevention

by Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND

Despite all of the advances in risk assessment, prevention and treatment guidelines, support surfaces, nutritional products and vigorous educational efforts, pressure ulcers continue to be a major health care problem worldwide.

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Computer Exam

by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

You want to become certified in wound care. That’s a great decision – the field is wide open and wound care consultants are in high demand. Wondering about the certification process and how you can write the exam? Here’s what you should expect at the wound care board examination.

Prior to the Board Certification Exam

Prior to writing the exam, you will need to ensure that you meet all candidate requirements that enable you to sit for the exam. This may include:

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Cheryl Carver's picture
Nursing Skills

by Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC

As a wound care consultant, I receive many requests to conduct ongoing in-services of various topics with "all" nursing staff. This request is intended for the LVN/LPN and RN staff. My definition of "all" nursing staff is licensed nurses AND certified or state tested nursing assistants.

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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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journal article review

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

A discussion on strategies for composing articles that get accepted into journal publication.

The first time you see your name published as the lead author of an article you are filled with pride. If an article is rejected you are filled with frustration.

Journal Article Fundamentals

I have been a reviewer for a number of journals for a long time and want to share what the process is and where, at least in my opinion and based on my experience, things may go wrong.

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Aletha Tippett MD's picture
conference seats

by Aletha Tippett MD

It's How We Learn Wound Care

How does one learn to care for wounds? I am a physician and a wound specialist. My medical school training included physiology of wound healing, but no practical teaching. There was nothing in residency either. Everything I know about wounds I learned from attending conferences and workshops.

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