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Palliative Care

The Kennedy Terminal Ulcer - What it is and What it Means for Your Wound Care Patients

October 30, 2013
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Part 2 in a series on skin failure For Part 1, Click Here In March of 1989 the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) convened...

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...

What Does Grief and Bereavement Have To Do With Wound Care?

November 6, 2014
By Aletha Tippett MD The topic of grief and bereavement is near to my heart right now as I just lost my beloved therapy dog, Barney, suddenly to hemangiosarcoma after years of service. He was an im...

Why Should You Attend Wound Care Conferences?

April 15, 2015
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, b...

Wound Care Lawsuits: Overcoming 6 Common Difficulties

October 31, 2019
By Diane L. Krasner, PhD, RN, FAAN Originally a poster first conceived in 2009, "Six Sticky Wickets That Commonly Occur in Wound Care Lawsuits" is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. In my re...

Wound Care Nursing Perspectives: The Person Behind the Patient

January 13, 2015
By Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN I recently had the privilege of attending a patient's funeral. I would imagine that most nurses attend funerals for special patients from time to time. As ...

Wound Documentation Dos and Do nots: 10 Tips for Success

December 17, 2020
Scope of Practice and Standards of Practice guide nurses and other members of the interprofessional wound care team in caring for patients with wounds. Documentation in the medical record is a key asp...
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