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Battlefield nursing at the Boston Marathon

Three yellow balloons danced through the air, hovering over the finish line after being released by the bomb blast that brought the 2013 Boston...

Caring for chronic wounds: A knowledge update

Assess wounds more precisely, identify wound-related problems earlier, and intervene more effectively.

Central venous catheter dressings put to the test

A nursing team's research findings lead to hospital-wide savings.
Pressure ulcers

Choosing a support surface to prevent pressure ulcers

Nurses in various settings and practices must navigate the complex process of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Support surfaces play a pivotal role in...
wound ostomy continence nurse

Consider a career as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse

In 2008, hospitals, extended-care facilities, and home-health agencies will face these regulatory and patient-care issues: • high expenses for supplies • unsatisfied patients • facility-acquired pressure ulcers •...
Excessive opioids

Excessive opioids lead to a close call for a burn patient

Tim Waters, age 28, is admitted to a burn intensive care unit for treatment after a natural gas explosion in his home causes deep...

FDA allows marketing of military dressing

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...

FDA approves new drug for skin infections

On August 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Orbactiv (oritavancin), a new antibacterial drug to treat adults with skin infections. Read...

Get positive results with negative-pressure wound therapy

The author present tips to help you avoid pitfalls and ensure safe use of negative-pressure wound therapy, which applies subatmospheric pressure to accelerate the healing of complex wounds.

How to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis

Please click here to read How to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis from Wound Care Advisor.

Investigating nurses’ dressing change techniques

Original nursing research explores nurses' rationales for using sterile technique instead of clean technique in particular circumstances - and reveals wide practice discrepencies.

Is your wound-cleansing practice up to date?

Do you know how to choose-and correctlyuse-the appropriate agent to clean your patient's wound?

Nonsurgery intervention effective for carefully selected patients with penetrating abdominal wounds

A study of the use of selective non-operative management (SNOM) for gunshot and stab abdominal wounds found that the practice increased from 2002 to...

Pilot program trains home health aides to provide nursing care in the home

A pilot program in New Jersey reports success with having nurses delegate certain tasks to home health aides caring for Medicare beneficiaries. The most...

Quality-improvement initiative: Classifying and documenting surgical wounds

Interprofessional collaboration promoted a successful initiative to improve wound classification.

Sepsis: Stopping an insidious killer

How to recognize sepsis in time and use the therapies recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Staying out of sticky situations: How to choose the right tape for your patient

Are you using the wrong kind of medical tape on your patients? Although we strive to provide the safest care possible, some nurses may...

Study: High glucose in patients with diabetes increases risk of dehiscence after surgery for...

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that preoperative and postoperative hyperglycemia and elevated A1c in patients with diabetes increases the risk...

Study: Job strain in women increases CVD risk

Women with high job strain are 38% more likely to experience a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event than those who report low job strain, according...

Teaching Ostomy Care

WEB EXCLUSIVE - More information on teaching patients ostomy care.  Please download PDF for best viewing.

Teaching ostomy patients to regain their independence

Make sure your ostomy patients leave the hospital with the knowledge and skills they need.

Teaching ostomy patients to regain their independence

Make sure your ostomy patients leave the hospital with the knowledge and skills they need.
Venous Ulcer Care

Venous ulcer care

Prompt, proper care will help reduce complications and improve quality of life.  Venous ulcers are the most common lower extremity wounds in the United States....

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Do Vitamins, Plants Help Uterine Fibroid Risk or Treatment?

A research team out of Poland recently undertook a comprehensive examination of published data to determine the role that vitamins and diet might play...