Wound care

HHS: Long-term care is the next step in national plan to combat infections

The Department of Health & Human Services has released the LTC chapter in the national plan to reduce infections: C. difficile and urinary tract infections are the first of many high-priority targets. Read More »

Visiting nurses look to robotic telemedicine for virtual visits

How to increase efficiency of visits without adding hours and miles? Check up on the patients without even starting the car. One visiting nurse organization takes the plunge into robotic telemedicine. Read More »

Pressure Ulcers: Changing habits can combat clinical and legal problems

Pressure ulcers are painful and dangerous for residents and costly for facilities. Next year, PUs are going to cost facilities even more. Learn how to improve wound care intervention to protect your patients and manage risk. Read More »

Faster wound healing spurred by innovative treatments

New approaches to wound care using biological dressing, negative pressure wound therapy and other devices are driving the growth of the wound care market, according to market research. Read More »

Hospital readmissions won’t improve without better transitions of care

Solving the problem of hospital readmissions will take much more than follow-up calls at home. Each link in the care chain has quality improvements to make, say health IT experts at the 2012 LTPAC Health IT Summit. Read More »

Colorado jury awards $3.2 million in nursing home death

$3.2 million awarded to family of nursing home resident who died from complications from neglected bedsore. Read More »

Leaders of Tomorrow: R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), MEd

Congratulations to the fourth of five Leaders of Tomorrow award winners profiled this week: R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), MEd, professor of public health and medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario.

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Prevent pressure ulcers: Is it possible?

Age alone is not the only contributing factor to pressure ulcer development. It is also about the inconveniences of old age such as impaired mobility, poor nutrition, changes in mental status or chronic diseases. High blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes affect blood flow to organs including the skin, increasing the risk of pressure ulcers. Read More »

Simplify wound care through HIT

Wound care nurses from three facilities share how the use of an electronic point-of-care documentation system is transforming their jobs and enabling them to achieve better outcomes. Read More »

Take the pressure out of pressure ulcers

Kristen Thurman, PT, CWS Susan R. Wickard, RN, BSN, CWCN, CWS, CLNC Pressure ulcers continue to cause pain and suffering to patients and Read More »