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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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September 2017 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 63 - Issue 9

A Secondary Analysis of Longitudinal Prevalence Data to Determine the Use of Pressure Ulcer Preventive Measures in Dutch Nursing Homes, 2005–2014


Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important and distressing problem in Dutch nursing homes. A secondary analysis of longitudinal data from the Dutch National Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems (LPZ) — an annual, multicenter, point-prevalence survey — was conducted for the years 2005–2014 to determine the use of specific recommended PU preventive measures from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1998, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2009, and the 2002 and 2011 Dutch PU guidelines....

A Cross-sectional, Descriptive Study of Medication Use Among Persons With a Gastrointestinal Stoma


Research on the use of medications in people with intestinal stomas is lacking, creating gaps in knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology in these patients. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted over a period of 4 months in Divinópolis, Brazil to describe the profile of medication use among people enrolled in the Health Support Service for People with Stoma - Level II (SSPS II) of a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil....

Editor's Opinion: A Wound on Wound Care or a Wake-up Call?

The headline1 read, “Wounds that won’t heal fuel $5B business, but little evidence.” The photograph showed a woman, seated in her home, who has been “fighting a diabetes-related wound on...


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The Development and Preliminary Validity Testing of the Healing Progression Rate Tool


Accurate assessment and clear documentation are important aspects of wound care; they provide a basis for appropriate patient care decisions and reimbursement. A descriptive, qualitative study was conducted to develop and provide preliminary evidence of the validity of a new tool to measure wound healing (the Healing Progression Rate [HPR]), a modified version of the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH)....