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Focus on...Wound Care

June 2018 Vol. 13 No. 6

A complete skin tear program benefits patients, staff, and organizations.
Takeaways:

Skin tears are a common and painful reality for the elderly.
Skin tear risk assessment is key to prevention.
Proper skin tear assessment and management promotes uncomplicated healing.

By Joanne Laggan Davis, DNP, ANP-BC

William Brown* is a . . .

June 2018 Vol. 13 No. 6

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 Nursing, Newark, NJ. Cox is also a wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) advanced practice nurse at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She serves on the . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

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 common skin injury resulting from the excessive exposure of skin to urine and stool, causing patient pain and discomfort.
Nursing assessment of risk factors . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

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; access to services, medications, and transportation; and follow-up care.
Depending on the patient’s situation, the three goals of wound care are healing, maintenance . . .


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