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End of Life Wounds

Classification and Management of Fistulas

February 15, 2018
By Holly Hovan MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP A fistula is an abnormal opening between two areas that typically shouldn't be connected, or with an epithelialized tract. An example is an opening from the bowel...

If I Can't Impact People, This Whole Thing Is A Waste

March 5, 2014
By Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN While watching the CBS news show, Sunday Morning, my attention was captured by a piece offered by Steve Hartman. I admit that I am a fan of Steve Hartman. ...

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 ...

Legal Perils and Pitfalls of Wound Care – A Case Study: End of Life Issues and Pressure Ulcers

October 3, 2019
By Heidi Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON Ms. EB, a frail 82-year-old woman admitted to a long-term care facility, had a complex medical history that included diabetes, extensive heart disease, ischemi...

Legal Perils and Pitfalls of Wound Care: Adjusting Expectations

January 23, 2020
By Heidi Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." – Charles Dicken When Charles Dickens wrote this introduction to his Victorian-era novel, A Tale of T...

Review: Pressure Injury Progression in the Home Palliative Care Setting

July 11, 2019
Article Title: Pressure Injury Progression and Factors Associated With Different End-Points in a Home Palliative Care Setting: A Retrospective Chart Review Study Authors: Artico M, D’Angelo D, Piredd...

Six Things Your Mother Never Told You About Wound Care

January 2, 2019
by Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS "When I grow up, I want to be a wound care specialist." That's not something you hear kids going around saying. Sure, kids want to be doctors or nurses....

Use of the SCALE Model in Palliative Wound Care

October 4, 2013
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Part 1 in a series on skin failure A few years ago, a panel of experts gathered to evaluate the nature of skin changes at life's end (S...
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