Wound / Ostomy Care

November 2015 Vol. 10 No. 11

Author: Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON, CBPN-IC;

Nurses in various settings and practices must navigate the complex process of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Support surfaces play a pivotal role in this process; clinicians use them to redistribute pressure, reduce shearing forces, and control heat and humidity. But with the variety of support surfaces available, ranging from . . .

May 2015 Vol. 10 No. 5

Author: Samantha Weimer, BSN, RN, CCRN

Tim Waters, age 28, is admitted to a burn intensive care unit for treatment after a natural gas explosion in his home causes deep partial- and full-thickness burns to 20% of his body surface area. His treatment requires daily wound debridement using minimal to moderate sedation.
History and assessment . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

On April 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is allowing marketing of an expandable, multi-sponge wound dressing to control the bleeding from certain types of wounds received in battle. For military use only, the XSTAT is a temporary dressing for wounds in areas that . . .

July 2013 Vol. 8 No. 7

Author: Kim Giroux, MSN, RN

Three yellow balloons danced through the air, hovering over the finish line after being released by the bomb blast that brought the 2013 Boston Marathon to a catastrophic close on April 15. We may never know who’d been carrying those balloons that day—the 117th running of the Marathon . . .

July 2012 Vol. 7 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Women with high job strain are 38% more likely to experience a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event than those who report low job strain, according to a 10-year study of 22,086 women. Read More . . .

October 2011 Vol. 6 No. 10

Author: Christina Montana, SRNA, RN, BSN

A pilot program in New Jersey reports success with having nurses delegate certain tasks to home health aides caring for Medicare beneficiaries. The most common task delegated was medication administration; other tasks included blood sugar monitoring, tube feeding, and wound care. Read more . . .

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