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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...

Encouraging Change with Evidenced-Based Practice: Challenges in Communication

March 22, 2018
by Fabiola Jimenez, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN To tell you the truth, I was not exactly sure what I was getting into when I decided to go to Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOC) nursing school. My reference w...

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...

How to Treat and Prevent Medical Device–Related Pressure Injuries

June 3, 2022
Medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are recognized as a significant problem, evidenced by the inclusion in the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel pressure injury definitions and des...

Neonatal Pressure Injury Prevention

January 16, 2020
By Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, CWOCN There remain many unanswered questions regarding pressure injury and prevention practices among neonatal patients. Guidelines for pressure injury prevention were initi...

Pressure Injury and Microclimate: How Linen Layers May Contribute

February 14, 2024
Pressure injuries (PI) and their effect on patients across settings are a growing concern for wound care professionals. Of note, patients with pressure injuries admitted to the ICU have a significantl...

Prevention of Heel Pressure Injuries: A Daunting Challenge

June 17, 2021
Pressure injuries (PIs) are defined by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel as “localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical...

Skin Injury and Chronic Wounds: Shear, Pressure, and Moisture

March 22, 2019
by the WoundSource Editors Wound healing is a complex process that is highly dependent on many skin cell types interacting in a defined order. With chronic wounds, this process is disrupted, and he...

Taking a Hands-On Approach to Wound Care Education

May 19, 2017
By Holly Hovan MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWON-AP As I am sure we are all well aware, not everyone loves wounds, ostomies, and continence as much as we do. Some nurses just do not have the passion (or des...
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