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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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Current Issue

A Prospective, Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Home Care Nursing on the Healing of Peristomal Skin Complications and Quality of Life


Home care services are effective in many patient groups. Purpose: The authors examined the effect of specialized ostomy care in the home on peristomal skin complications and patient quality of life (QOL)....

Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) to Predict Pressure Ulcer Risk in Intensive Care Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study


Pressure ulcer (PU) risk assessment practices in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients remain varied. Purpose: The authors assessed the performance of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scale and its subcategories in predicting the development of PUs....

Effect of Music Therapy on Pain Perception, Anxiety, and Opioid Use During Dressing Change Among Patients With Burns in India: A Quasi-experimental, Cross-over Pilot Study


The effectiveness of music therapy for relieving pain and anxiety during burn dressing changes has not been reported from India. Purpose: This study was conducted to assess the effect of music therapy on pain, anxiety, opioid use, and hemodynamic variables during burn dressing change....

From the Editor: The Power of Persistence

A good wound, ostomy, continence clinician is nothing if not persistent....

Pearls for Practice: The Influence of pH on Chronic Wound Healing and the Antimicrobial Activity of Chlorine

An ever-increasing number of wound cleansers has been developed to remove devitalized tissue, debris, and other noxious materials to effect wound bed preparation.1 Once it was understood...

Wound Care in the First Person: Taking the Guess Work Out of Silver Use

In the August 2018 column,1 we shared our early experience with the newly introduced product Endoform Antimicrobial (manufactured by Aroa Biosurgery Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, and distributed ...

Special to OWM: Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders: Fall 2018 Update

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders has been churning out comment letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies at a staggering rate in 2018 in r...

SAWC Fall 2018 Poster Abstracts

When the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Fall sets up shop at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2–4, 2018, attendees will need to judiciously divide their time among the man...