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World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day: An Opportunity to Educate

December 13, 2018
By Holly M. Hovan MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP What does your facility do to raise awareness regarding pressure injury prevention? We have lots of educational opportunities throughout the year, but...

Wound Care and Infection Management: Risk Factors for Wound Infection

September 18, 2017
By Hy-Tape International Infections are one of the most serious complications associated with wounds. Even for wounds resulting from clean surgery, studies find the infection rate to be 8% among th...

Wound Care and Oral Care

December 5, 2019
By Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN Oral health is more than just important. As a child in a family supported by the state, we could afford hot water for a bath only once a week, but I cleaned my tee...

Wound Care During COVID-19

April 23, 2020
Calling the COVID-19 pandemic an "unprecedented time" is an understatement. In this time of uncertainty, predicting what to expect can provide some comfort via preparation for the future. We can presu...

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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