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Nutrition Assessment and Glycemic Control in Wound Care

May 4, 2013
By Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND After reading Laurie Swezey's blog, "Diabetic Foot - Risk Factors and Prevention", I decided to weigh in on the issue of poor glycemic control. Teamwork i...

Pressure Injury Risk Assessments: The Importance of Standardization

September 13, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors The prevalence of pressure injuries among certain high-risk patient populations has made pressure injury risk assessment a standard of care. When utilized on a regular ba...

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Best Practices

February 12, 2015
By Aletha Tippett, MD I was recently asked to speak on best practices for prevention of pressure ulcers for a group of state surveyors. This is an excellent subject and here is how I would address ...

Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention: Assessing Risk Factors

November 1, 2017
By the WoundSource Editors Pressure ulcers/injuries pose a major risk to patients by increasing morbidity and mortality and causing significant discomfort.1 They are also prevalent, particularly in...

Preventing Heel Pressure Ulcers: Simple Methods and Identifying Risk Factors

May 5, 2011
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, FACCWS Heels are particularly vulnerable to skin breakdown. The posterior heel is only covered by a thin layer of skin and fat, and that makes breakdown a very real...

Preventing Pressure Injuries by Encouraging Nursing Assistants

November 14, 2019
By Holly M. Hovan MSN, RN-BC, APRN.ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP Often when we hear the words "pressure injury," our brains are trained to think about staging the wound, considering treatment options, and obta...

Preventing Surgical Site Infections

September 27, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define a surgical site infection (SSI) as "an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the s...
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