All of us have decisive (aka, “Ah ha!”) moments that lead to choosing a career focus.... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Enhanced Resources Help Answer the Question, Why Wound Care?
Health care organizations across the globe are seeking ways to improve the patient experience. This is particularly important in the United States because reimbursement is tied to this initiative.... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Understanding the Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, and the Obese Person with a Wound
Urinary and fecal incontinence adversely affect the lives of 400 million individuals.1 Reported prevalence rates of urinary incontinence (UI) in adult men <65 years of age vary from 3... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Men: An Underserved Area of Care
In the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Annual Report, I described the internal/leadership change the Association was facing.... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Positive Change
As president of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, it has been my pleasure to work with the Society’s Board of Directors and staff on a variety of initiatives designed to enhance woun... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Electronic Tools for Enhanced Patient Outcomes
In my 30 years as a surgeon, new research and better science have resulted in great advancements in medicine. Technology has changed how surgery is performed and improved outcomes.... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Maintaining Our Objections to the NPUAP Changes
In a recent deposition transcript I reviewed from the defense perspective, plaintiff’s counsel questioned the certified wound specialist as to whether she was familiar with the National Pressure Ul... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Stage 2 Pressure Ulcers Do Develop Granulation Tissue
Christopher Columbus initially was scorned because he believed an alternative trade route to the East existed. Like most groundbreaking exploration, Columbus’ came with unintended consequences.... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Pressure Injury Brexit?
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) held a consensus conference April 8–9, 2016 in Chicago, IL where numerous reforms to pressure ulcer-related terminology and definitions were decid... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Changing Pressure Ulcer Terms: Consensus or Conspiracy?
In 2015, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) released an evidence- and consensus-based support surface selection algorithm, a tool designed to aid the bed... continue reading about Guest Editorial: Embracing New Tools to Enhance Clinical Practice