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Evolution of a skin wound ostomy team program

from Advance Healthcare Network

According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2016. The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024. Throughout the course of their disease, oncology patients may need to be hospitalized for a surgical procedure, treatment regimen and/or management of other oncologic complications. An area of primary concern throughout the hospitalization is not only managing patients' acute complications, but making sure appropriate safety measures are in place to support the patient's integumentary system to prevent pressure injuries. more


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