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Nutritional screening for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy

One of the keys to a successful patient outcome is assessing nutritional status. If the patient is malnourished, there is insufficient nutritional substrate from which to build new tissue to heal a wound. One out of three patients treated...

source: By Tiffany Hamm and Jeff Mize
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Burn wounds are one of the main causes of skin damage. Based on World Health Organization statistics, almost 300 000 people worldwide die of burns each year. In severe burns, the cells and blood vessels are often injured and the blood...

source: Wounds

Document if the diversion is an intestinal or urinary ostomy, whether it's temporary or permanent, and the location — abdominal quadrant, skin fold, umbilicus.

source: Wound Care Advisor

We are at an important crossroads in the field of wound management. From the perspective of new technologies, the future is bright. Unfortunately, the future of the field itself is dismal. Under Medicare's new Quality Payment Program, wound management is not likely to be...

source: Today's Wound Clinic

Evidence indicates that a common problem for the person with an ostomy is pouch leakage and the development of peristomal skin irritation, which can negatively affect quality of life. While it is clear...

source: Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing

Like any career, forging a way forward in the world of healthcare takes diligence, planning, and nurturing...

source: By Keith Carlson

Even when a podiatrist practices within the standard of care, he or she still may be susceptible to a medical malpractice claim, especially when cases involve patients who undergo amputations. Accordingly, this author outlines proactive steps the podiatrist can take to help...

source: Podiatry Today

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