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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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April 2015 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 61 - Issue 4

Letter to the Editor: A Sister’s Tribute

  With regard to the article: Beitz J. Clinician challenges in providing health care for a morbidly obese family member: a bariatric case study. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2015;61(1):42–46: A reader sent a thank you stating, “The highest form of wisdom is kindness” (a quote from the Talmud) and the following:...

A Clinical Minute: TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber™: A First-line Therapy

  Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) precede 85% of all nontraumatic lower extremity amputations,1 and there is a 45% mortality rate 5 years post lower-extremity amputation.2 Combined with the growing diabetes epidemic, DFU management has become an area of focus and concern. The ultimate goal is to prevent the “amputation stairway” of compounding steps from diabetes and neuropathy through to amputation....

Case Closed: A Dressing for Chronic and Acute Wounds

  The prevalence of chronic wounds increases with patient age and compounding medical conditions. An estimated 6 million patients in the United States have chronic wounds, representing an estimated annual $20 billion burden on the health care system1; therefore, it is important to effectively address wound concerns early and help prevent nonhealing chronic wounds....

Pearls for Practice: Closing Wounds Resulting From Cancer Removal Under Local Anesthesia Using Micro-autografts in the Wound Clinic

  Many skin cancers, including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and superficial malignant melanomas, are removed using Mohs’ micrographic surgery techniques.1,2...

Nutrition 411: Exercising to Improve Body Composition

Dr. Collins will be speaking in-depth about body composition and demonstrating how to measure it at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, San Antonio, TX, May 2, 2015.

  An estimated 42% of people over the age of 65 have limitations in performing one or more daily tasks that are essential for independence, such as walking a few blocks and transferring from sitting to standing.1...

AAWC Update

Celebrate the AAWC’s 20th Anniversary at SAWC Spring

  The AAWC 20th Anniversary Membership Meeting, Help Shape Our Field, will be held Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m....

My Scope of Practice: Her Scoop on Poop

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle

  Who would have thought that working with poo could be so rewarding? When Margaret (Marge) T. Matthews, ND, BS, RN, CWOCN, CHHP was working as a radiologic technologist, poo was the furthest thing from her mind....

Special to OWM: The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders: Advocating for Wound Care

  The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders is a nonprofit association of physician and clinical organizations focused on promoting quality care and access to products and services for patients with wounds and the providers who treat them....

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Algorithm Content Validation: A Mixed-methods, Quantitative Study


  Translating pressure ulcer prevention (PUP) evidence-based recommendations into practice remains challenging for a variety of reasons, including the perceived quality, validity, and usability of the research or the guideline itself....