Wound Care Advisor

The American Nurse Journal resource centers are content repositories featuring much needed information located in one content hub for easy access.

The American Nurse Journal and our partner, Smith + Nephew, have collaborated to bring you The Wound Care Advisor Resource Center, which focuses on the reduction of hospital acquired and medical device related pressure injuries. This resource center provides vital insight from authoritative experts which aim to empower healthcare providers who treat wounds every day through collaborative, practical, and peer-reviewed resources.

New research on the connection between genetics and wound healing

A new study published in Plos Pathogens examines the connection between wound microbiomes and wound healing. This study was described as “being the first to...

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

A new microscope developed by researchers at the DSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging has the ability to track collagen that helps in wound...

New study focuses on wound healing mechanisms

A new study recently published in Nature Communications focuses on the “biomechanical properties of skin wounds.” The researchers examined the body’s “repair program” and how...

Nursing excellence: Successful steps to reduce pressure injuries related to noninvasive ventilation

Empowered professionals enhance patient safety. Pressure injuries (PIs) occur in 3% to 34% of hospitalized patients worldwide and result in increased length of stay, morbidity,...
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Evidence-based practice: Medical device–related pressure injury prevention

Learn the risk factors and tailor prevention to device type. Takeaways: Medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are a common but preventable patient care issue with...

Preventing pressure injuries in medical-surgical patients

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...
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Take three steps forward to prevent pressure injury in medical-surgical patients

Nursing care is key to pressure injury prevention. Takeaways: Support surfaces help reduce intense pressure Turning is critical to reducing pressure duration By Joyce Black PhD,...
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Collaboration improves pressure injury prevention

Communication and research reduce OR-related pressure By Catherine Spader, RN An interview with Debra L. Fawcett, PhD, RN, director of infection prevention, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana....