A Case Study on the Combined Use of an Epidermal Autograft and NPWT
January 21, 2016
By Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN
This is the account of a patient case in which technology, clinician experience, and patient adherence converged to save a limb.
Clinical Pathways for Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
January 24, 2020
Venous ulcers are known to be complex and costly. There is an array of evidence-based treatment options available to help formulate a comprehensive treatment plan toward wound closure. Health care professionals should utilize treatment options while encompassing a holistic approach to venous ulcer management. Involving the patient and/or caregiver in developing a treatment plan will increase the chances of successful wound healing outcomes. Wound closure is the primary goal of a treatment plan; however, preventing recurrence and infection should be considered just as important.
Skin Grafting of Surgical Wounds
February 19, 2013
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS
Skin grafting of surgical wounds is performed for wounds that are difficult to close using traditional closure methods, such as staples or sutures. They may also be used for wounds that are expected to result in severe scarring, which may have psychological or physical repercussions for the patient. Skin grafting serves three main purposes: it covers the wound, minimizes scarring and speeds healing.