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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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Experts agree the social determinants of health are key patient wellness, but now efforts must center on placing them into clinical practice.

source: PatientEngagementHIT

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

Even though negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used by wound management professionals for over 20 years, confusion, misinformation and misperceptions still exist when it comes to reimbursement for both NPWT durable medical...

source: Today's Wound Clinic

Nutritional assessment and interventions are not straightforward. Sometimes, nutritional assessment and intervention are difficult even for seasoned hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) practitioners. The National Coverage Determination...

source: Today's Wound Clinic

There are many important reasons for auditing documentation, including determining its accuracy, assessing the completeness of a medical record and discovering lost revenues. When auditing a medical record, the documentation is examined to determine whether it adequately...

source: Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Only about one in five patients with diabetic foot diseases in Turkey engaged in what researchers called “good” foot care, according to findings published in Primary Care Diabetes. “Foot care has been found to be effective in reducing the risk of neuropathy,...

source: Healio


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