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Wound Dressings

10 Steps for Writing a Wound Care Case Report

December 22, 2014
By the WoundSource Editors Writing up a case report is an important professional activity in not only wound care, but in any other field as well. A case report records the details of the presentat...

5 Outdated Wound Care Practices: Do You Still Use These?

December 4, 2020
In a recent survey, we asked our WoundSource Editorial Advisory Board members what outdated wound care practices they continue to see in the field. Depending on what health care setting clinicians wor...

8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wound Care Dressing

September 10, 2015
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC I feel like I am spinning my wheels on this warm sunny day in Ohio. My passion for wound care continues to grow, but I have days like these ev...

Acute Care Hospitals and Wound Care – The Black Holes of the ACO Empire

July 23, 2013
By Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS Now that summer is upon us we will soon be entering the orientation and entry of new residents, fellows and new nursing graduates in acute care. This is a te...

Acute Surgical Wounds Part II: Steps to Create an Acute Surgical Wound Service for Your Facility

July 18, 2019
By Kathy Gallagher, DNP, APRN-FNP, CMC, UMC, BC, WCC, CWS, FACCWS In 2010, Christiana Care Health System, a 1,000 bed Level I trauma center in Wilmington, Delaware, introduced an acute surgical w...

Advanced Therapies for Wound Management: The Role of Collagen

February 27, 2020
Wound chronicity is an ongoing challenge for patients and health care professionals around the globe. An astonishing 4.5 million people in the United States experience lower extremity wound chronicity...

Alginates and Other Emerging Dressings for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

May 21, 2000
Dressing selection for DFU requires a multilayered thought process to strive for optimal outcomes. In this interview, Cathy Milne shares important insights to apply in patient care....

Alternatives to Wet-to-Dry Wound Care Dressings

February 17, 2016
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC The big debate continues in regards to using wet-to-dry dressings. One thing that is for certain though is that this type of dressing is frown...

Amniotic Membrane Explained: What it is and How it is Used in Wound Care

August 19, 2015
By Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS The human amniotic membrane has been used in wound care for almost a century. It is now enjoying a resurgence in use in wound care, thanks to new techni...

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...
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