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Pressure Injury

Pressure Injuries: How a Multidisciplinary Approach Can Help Prevention?

May 23, 2023
Editor's Note: How can a multidisciplinary approach aid in pressure injury prevention? In this interview, Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, FACCWS, DAPWCAshe discusses how using the multidiscipli...

Can Thermographic Imaging Discern Kennedy Lesions from Pressure Injuries? NPIAP Insights

March 29, 2023
By Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, and Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN Recently, WoundSource had the opportunity to talk with Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, FNP, APRN-BC, and Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN...

Case Study: Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury Treatment Using DACC Technology Dressings

July 22, 2021
Urinary catheters serve several purposes, including monitoring urine output, relieving urinary retention, and facilitating diagnosis of disease in the lower urinary tract. These catheters can be inser...

Conducting a Biomechanical Exam As Part of Pressure Injury Prevention

November 1, 2023
Pressure injuries (PIs) often result from sustained pressure and shear on skin and local tissue. As a result, patient position, posture, and load bearing are integral factors to consider to alleviate ...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Pressure Injuries: How Do You Tell the Difference?

September 9, 2021
In evaluating a patient with a wound on the foot, a question that often comes to mind is whether that wound is caused by pressure, diabetes mellitus (DM), ischemia, trauma, or a combination. For examp...

Epithelial Versus Granulation: Is It Full- or Partial-Thickness and What’s the Significance?

January 13, 2023
In chronic wound management, clinicians often see and treat both partial- and full-thickness wounds. These wounds may present as pressure injuries or other wound types, including, although not limited...

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...

Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management

January 31, 2022
Pressure injuries are among the most serious health and patient safety concerns that health care facilities deal with on a daily basis, according to The Joint Commission. The number of patients affect...

Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries: Strategies for Prevention

May 23, 2023
Editor's Note: How can facilities lower their hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) rates? In this interview, Kelly McFee, DNP, FNP-C, CWS, CWCN-AP, FACCWS, DAPWCA discusses setting up a pressure i...

How Might a Posterior Splint Method Improve Offloading Outcomes?

October 12, 2022
Is there an irremovable offloading device suitable for lower extremity pressure injuries? “An irremovable heel offloading device encourages increased compliance,” says Dr. Lenz and Dr. Hussain within...
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