Wound Care

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...

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...

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.

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 •...

Central venous catheter dressings put to the test

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

Teaching Ostomy Care

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Teaching ostomy patients to regain their independence

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