Wound Care

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 more.

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 bleeding from certain types of wounds received in battle. For...

Quality-improvement initiative: Classifying and documenting surgical wounds

Interprofessional collaboration promoted a successful initiative to improve wound classification.

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 of dehiscence after surgical wound closure. Read more.

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 Marathon to a catastrophic close on April 15. We may...

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?

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 to a 10-year study of 22,086 women. Read More.

How to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis

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

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 2008 and that it’s successful in most cases. However, failure...

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 common task delegated was medication administration; other tasks included blood...

Teaching ostomy patients to regain their independence

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

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.

Caring for chronic wounds: A knowledge update

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