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Kennedy Terminal Ulcer: What You Need to Know

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Kennedy Terminal Ulcer

What is a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer?

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is an unavoidable skin breakdown or skin failure that occurs as part of the dying process.1

What does a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer look like?

The Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is described as a pear-, butterfly-, horseshoe-, or sometimes irregular-shaped red/yellow/black ulcer, similar in appearance to an abrasion or blister, that may occur suddenly.2

Wound Healing Dynamics #3: Keeping the Wound Bed Moist While Keeping the Skin Margins Dry and Stable

–Karen J. Farid, RN, MA, CWON

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  The skin and the interior of a wound require two different environments to promote healing. The skin needs to be kept dry, with minimal stretching and movement, and the interior needs to be kept moist. It is a delicate balance to maintain.

Industry Spotlight: Nissim Mashiach, Macrocure

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Industry Spotlight

  OWM: Please describe the education, training, and work experiences that have prepared you for your current position as President and CEO of Macrocure.
  I have worked for numerous small- to large-sized local and multinational companies.

Industry Spotlight: Martin Rosendale, Cytomedix (Nuo Therapeutics)

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Industry Spotlight

OWM: Please describe the education, training, and work experiences that prepared you for your current position as CEO of Cytomedix, which is re-branding as Nuo Therapeutics?

At the Intersection of Quality and Safety: Wounds and Early/Progressive Mobility

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At the Intersection of Quality and Safety

–Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHP

  I often have been asked about the connection between wound healing and early and progressive mobilization of patients.

Industry Spotlight: Chris Fashek, CEO, Spiracur Inc.

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Industry Spotlight

OWM: Please describe the education, training, and work experiences that prepared you for your current position as CEO of Spiracur Inc.
   I received my MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Hackensack, NJ) and my BA from Upsala College (East Orange, NJ). My early career was in sales and sales management positions in the consumer products industry.

At the Intersection of Quality and Safety: Up and At ’Em With Care

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At the Intersection of Quality and Safety

–Margaret Arnold, PT, CEES, CSPHP

  At a time when so many things are changing in healthcare, and new can be almost a bad word, I want to share an innovation that deserves serious attention for improving quality and safety.

Industry Spotlight: Terrence Norchi, MD, Arch Therapeutics, Inc

OWM: Please describe the education, training, and work experiences that prepared you for your current position as President and CEO of Arch Therapeutics, Inc.   I attended medical school at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and then completed internal medicine residency at Tufts University School of Medicine at its western campus, Baystate Medical Center, where I was the Chief Medical Resident.

Friction in Wound Care

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At the Intersection of Quality and Safety

Friction and shear are big issues for skin health. Sometimes we need friction, such as on the soles of our slippers or our shoes, so we can stand and walk without falling over. We want friction when our patient is sitting on the side of the bed and want them to avoid falling to the floor. In short, friction helps keep something where it is.

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