Lindsay Andronaco

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patient centered care
January 26th, 2017

by Lindsay Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Medicine changes constantly, and we must stay up to date on the best options for our patients. You're reading this because you want to be a better caretaker for the sick and injured - you want to be a better provider.

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surgical wound bandage and drainage
July 27th, 2016

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Wound exudate and how to properly assess and manage it has been a long standing clinical challenge in wound care. Assessing the exudate color, odor, volume, viscosity, and if it is causing maceration of the periwound skin...

Necrobiosis lipoidica
April 9th, 2015

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

depression
February 4th, 2015

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

November 11th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Sudden hearing loss affects 5-20 individuals per 100,000, which equates to about 4,000 new cases each year in the U.S. Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, or ISSHL, is spontaneous hearing loss in one or both...

August 28th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Many people do not realize that the two most common issues we see in hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy patients are ear/barotraumas and a decrease in their...

July 29th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

June 25th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Is your facility taking hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, or HAPUs, seriously? This has become a hot button issue for CMS over the last five years. I must say that I hear constant complaints about staffing issues and...

April 30th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

April 17th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Blood Pressure Cuff
February 26th, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

January 22nd, 2014

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Cultural sensitivity and awareness is something that as healthcare providers, we say we practice – but do we always practice what we preach?

December 23rd, 2013

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

In the past two blogs I have discussed a controversial topic, skin failure. We all have strong feelings on this topic and have experienced different cases in our practice. Dispute the...

October 30th, 2013

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Part 2 in a series on skin failure
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October 4th, 2013

by Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS

Part 1 in a series on skin failure

A few years ago, a panel of experts gathered to evaluate the nature of skin changes at life's end (SCALE) and to discuss the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer (KTU). The...