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Beating the Odds in Wound Care: Is it a Terminal Ulcer?

September 16, 2022
I was asked to perform a wound consult on a newly admitted resident to a post-acute unit of a nursing home. She rested quietly with a barely touched breakfast on her bedside table. Her aide had tried ...

Continuum of Wound Care: Important Terms to Know

July 31, 2022
Angiogenesis: The process of new blood vessel formation. This process is required for wound healing and allows for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues. Cellular and tissue-b...

Healing Beyond the Bedside: The Value of Certified Wound Care Specialists

July 22, 2022
Chronic wound conditions are prevalent across health care systems globally and often result in economic and humanistic burdens on clinicians and patients.1 Moreover, pressure injuries, among of the mo...

How to Assess Wound Care Evidence: SAWC Insights

May 5, 2023
By Shannon Solley, Associate Editor Within the past 30 years, the output of medical research has increased. A 2022 review of PubMed's database found cohort studies alone have risen from just under ...

Involving a Multidisciplinary Team in Patient Care

July 31, 2022
Chronic and complex wounds present a formidable challenge in health care. Nonhealing wounds impact approximately 1% of the world's population yet account for more than 2% to 4% of health care expenses...

Key Elements of Wound Documentation

January 31, 2023
Wounds, including chronic and complex wounds, represent a tremendous challenge to the US health care system. In the United States alone, chronic wounds impact approximately 6.5 million patients, and t...

The Importance of Nutrition in Healing: Lessons Learned From Scurvy

July 29, 2022
The role of nutrition in wound healing has been heavily explored since the early part of the 20th century. Addressing the proper balance of both macronutrients and micronutrients is a crucial part of ...
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