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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,...

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...

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,...

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....

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Getting Covid Vaccine Won’t Hurt Pregnancy Chances; Getting Covid Could

Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...