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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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Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient's skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and healthcare-related human contact. Within the wound, bacteria multiply,...

source: Texas Tech University via Medical Xpress

Despite the fact that long-term care facilities have the most extensive requirements of any U.S. care setting relating to pressure injury monitoring and prevention, approximately one out of three patients in their care will develop pressure injuries. This makes it clear...

source: McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Because the current healthcare climate is heavily focused on meeting strict quality guidelines from the feds and payors while providing top-notch care, employee retention in healthcare is more critical than ever. But it's also getting...

source: HR Morning

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) prevalence was calculated among all patients surveyed, among the incontinent patients only, across multiple care settings and by incontinence type. A logistic...

source: JWOCN

Pressure injury is one of the most prevalent skin injuries and a great challenge in the hospital environment. The implementation of preventive measures contributes to reducing its occurrence. This study compares the protective...

source: Wounds

Knowing emergency procedures and drills are critical to safety in the workplace and for your patients....

source: By Tiffany Hamm and Jeff Mize

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