Pressure Ulcers

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by Aletha Tippett MD

The great medical pioneer, Dr. Paul Brand, was right when he said it's not about medicine, it's about mechanics. Think of the ulcers you are asked to see and treat. I hope the first question you ask about any wound is "how did this get here?" If the mechanics of a wound are not addressed, the medicine will not be successful.

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by Karen Zulkowski DNS, RN, CWS

Part 3 in a series on Pressure Ulcer Knowledge
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by Karen Zulkowski DNS, RN, CWS

Part 2 in a series on Pressure Ulcer Knowledge
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by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

Pressure mapping has traditionally been used by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, orthotists and other health professionals to determine where pressure might become an issue for a patient and how to redistribute skin-damaging pressure for the prevention of pressure ulcers.

How does pressure mapping work?

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by Aletha Tippett MD

Once the individual has been thoroughly assessed for palliative care and his or her objectives and needs have been discussed, the wound care provider must determine the wound management strategy to follow. This strategy will depend upon the type of wound being treated for palliation. A summary of each type of wound and an appropriate palliative strategy are listed below, including factors such as removal of the wound cause, pain and drainage management, and odor control:

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RAMBLINGS OF AN ITINERANT WOUND CARE GUY, PT. 18

by Michael Miller DO, FACOS, FAPWCA, WCC

One of the problems with writing a blog is not the lack of material on which to vent, vex or vociferate. Rather, I deal with the much desired situation in which there are simply so many aberrancies that appear before my now trifocaled vista, that I have to decide which of many potential entities to offend.