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Mobility Issues

Continence Assessment and Options for Incontinence Care

September 5, 2019
By Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN Not very long ago, when working in an in-patient rehab center, I was shocked to discover patients calling the adult incontinence garments "hospital underwear." We ...

Harnessing Your Creativity For Better Wound Care

August 20, 2015
By Terri Kolenich, RN, CWCA, AAPWCA We all have hobbies outside of what we do for a living. At least, we all should have hobbies or interests outside of our careers. Our hobbies are our outlet for ...

Keeping Them Moving: How Activity Benefits the Healing Patient

March 21, 2018
by Hy-Tape International Maintaining an active lifestyle is critical to good health; this is especially true for patients recovering from wounds or extended hospital stays. Robust activity can impr...

Pressure Injury Risk Assessments: The Importance of Standardization

September 13, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors The prevalence of pressure injuries among certain high-risk patient populations has made pressure injury risk assessment a standard of care. When utilized on a regular ba...

Providing Barrier-Free Treatment for Disabled Patients

June 20, 2014
em>By Rob Striks, Special Writer Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine One of the most heartbreaking scenes in Forrest Gump is when Lieutenant Dan is coming to grips with the loss of his legs. R...

Understanding the Braden Scale: Focus on Activity (Part 4)

December 14, 2017
By Holly Hovan MSN, APRN, CWOCN-AP The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk® category of activity focuses on how much (or how little) the resident can move independently. A resident can s...

Understanding the Braden Scale: Focus on Mobility

May 2, 2019
By Holly Hovan, MSN, RN-BC, APRN-CNS, CWOCN-AP What is mobility? Typically, when we hear the word mobility, we think about our ability to move, with or without assistance. In a long-term care setti...

Venous Leg Ulcers: Frequently Asked Questions

March 25, 2019
by Karen Bauer , NP-C, CWS In my recent WoundSource webinar on management strategies of venous leg ulcers (VLU), I discussed the complex pathophysiology of VLUs and procedural interventions that ca...

Wheelchairs and Pressure Injuries: What Do We Know?

July 26, 2019
By Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, CWOCN People in wheelchairs are limited in their mobility, sensory perception, and activity. These limitations can lead to increased temperature and moisture on the areas th...
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