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STAMP out skin tears: Skin tear assessment, management, and prevention

A complete skin tear program benefits patients, staff, and organizations. Takeaways: Skin tears are a common and painful reality for the elderly. Skin tear...
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Preventing pressure injuries in medical-surgical patients

How to overcome competing priorities to provide nurse education. An interview with Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN/APN, clinical associate professor, Rutgers School of...
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Incontinence-associated dermatitis: Management update

Timely assessment and prevention improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Nurses play a vital role in the promotion of healthy patient skin. Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a...
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Transitioning wound care patients to post-acute care

Setting goals and meeting needs. Takeaways: When discharging patients from acute care facilities, consider cognitive and functional status; the home environment; family or caregiver support;...