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A Review of the Skin Failure Concept

November 16, 2021
My colleagues, Barbara Delmore PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA and Jill Cox PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN, and I have written a paper,1 available electronically ahead of print, that reviews the skin failure concept, de...

Antibiotic Time-Outs: Strategies for Reducing Incidences of Antimicrobial Resistance

September 16, 2022
Antibiotics have been a source of increasing concern and subsequent regulation among providers, especially those within wound care. Antimicrobial stewardship has been emphasized within the medical sys...

Antimicrobial Stewardship: When to Use Topical Antimicrobials

September 9, 2022
On the surface, topical antibiotics may appear to be a safe choice for some wounds, even some infected wounds, when compared to oral or intravenous options. A seemingly less dangerous adverse effect p...

Are You a Wound Care Detective?

January 7, 2021
By: Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS Being a wound care professional is often a lot like being a detective. You have to decide what caused the wound, what is contributing to its not healin...

Chronic Wound Care: How Do We Achieve Closure?

August 31, 2022
When a wound fails to progress through the phases of healing in a timely fashion despite the standard of care wound treatment provided, advanced therapies may be warranted. Wound care often needs a mu...

Continuum of Wound Care: Important Terms to Know

July 31, 2022
Angiogenesis: The process of new blood vessel formation. This process is required for wound healing and allows for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues. Cellular and tissue-b...

Critical Components to Encourage Wound Healing: Basing Treatment on Etiology

May 18, 2021
Wound care and healing require an evidenced-based, interprofessional approach, following standards of care, and treating the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient. Often, wound care clinicia...

Debridement: How Deep Is Too Deep?

February 11, 2022
Debridement is the process of removing nonviable tissue and foreign objects (such as glass or shrapnel) from a wound bed to help the wound heal. Decaying tissue can trap bacteria and lead to a harmful...

Delayed Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Chronic Wound Therapy

November 30, 2021
Chronic wound care is challenging for the entire healthcare ecosystem, from clinicians to patients, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated those challenges. Patients are delaying primary care provider and ...

Legal Perils and Pitfalls of Wound Care: Nutrition Assessment, Support, and Documentation, Part 1

August 5, 2020
Pressure injury risk and development are multifactorial, individualized processes. Each patient presents with a unique set of circumstances and needs. In looking at charts for attorneys to determine w...
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