Wound Care Report
Nov. 26, 2014

Building an effective pressure ulcer prevention program
Wound Advisor
As a wound care nurse, do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders when trying to implement a pressure ulcer prevention program? Many staff members think it's up to the wound care nurse alone to implement the program. However, a successful program requires involvement from all staff and is a 24/7 endeavor. Here's how to do it.More

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How we beat pressure ulcers
Outpatient Surgery
Dr. Melanie Pipping writes: If your patients are developing pressure ulcers after surgery, read on for several strategies sure to cut your skin injury rate. A few years ago, when our hospital noticed an unacceptably high number of our patients were developing skin injuries 72 or so hours after surgery, we formed a Perioperative Services Skin Wellness Committee, which I chaired. Based on our experience, here are seven things you can do to prevent pressure ulcers.More

PAH reveals characteristics similar to diabetes, cancer
Pulmonary Hypertension News
A research team from the University of Alberta, Canada, led by Dr. Evengelos Michelakis, claims to have found a link between Pulmonary Hypertension, diabetes and cancer.More

Startup creates VetiGel, a plant based polymer that seals wounds in seconds
Medical Xpress
Brooklyn based startup Suneris has developed a plant based polymer called VetiGel that can be used to seal virtually any type of wound in just 15 to 20 seconds, potentially saving lives — cofounded by Joe Landolina, who is now the CEO of the company, the gel is already being used by veterinarians to treat animal wounds.More

New EHR vendors and technology needed for continued innovation
By Scott E. Rupp
In the span of the last five years, use and implementation of electronic health records in the U.S. has dramatically accelerated because of federal mandates and financial incentives directly related the meaningful use program. Because of these efforts, as well as time and resources invested by healthcare providers, electronic health records are more popular than at any point in the past and are now "the heart of health IT," according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.More

Using maggots in wound care
Wound Care Advisor
Whether your practice is an acute care setting, a clinic, home care or elsewhere, maggot debridement therapy can prove to be a useful tool in wound care. But setting up any new program can meet resistance — and if you seek to establish a maggot therapy program, expect to meet significant resistance. By arming yourself in advance, you can achieve your goal more easily. This article covers all the bases to help you get your maggot therapy program off the ground.More