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A New Model for Home Health Agencies: Why Not Wounds?

December 27, 2012
by Lydia A Meyers RN, MSN, CWCN At the start of December, I was looking at graduation from my Master's Degree program and the completion of my final paper. A capstone to the Master's program is muc...

Edema: Common Risk Factors and Complications

November 21, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors Edema is the abnormalaccumulation of excess fluid within tissue. The swelling associated with edema can be localized to a small area following an acute injury, it can aff...

Healing Wounds and Protecting Hearts

February 3, 2016
By Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 14th. So what is the connection between protecting your heart, e...

Terms to Know: Venous Leg Ulcers

August 31, 2021
Arteriography: Also called angiography, this technique is the medical imaging of blood vessels to look for aneurysm and stenosis. Hemosiderin staining: Hemosiderin staining results in a red, ruddy...

The Heart and Wound Healing: Cardiovascular Disorders and Healthy Lifestyle Habits

February 20, 2019
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, CWCP, DAPWCA, FACCWS, CLTC – Wound Educator With the millions of people living with chronic wounds, there are also millions of people living with cardiovascular di...

The Importance of Individualized Wound Care

September 2, 2011
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS Patient care must always be centered holistically, considering the specific problem that the patient is being treated for, as well as all other factors ...
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