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November 2017 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 63 - Issue 11

The Development and Content Validation of a Multidisciplinary, Evidence-based Wound Infection Prevention and Treatment Guideline


Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance....

Pressure Injury Risk Factors in Adult Critical Care Patients: A Review of the Literature


Critically ill patients require complex care in a technologically sophisticated environment where they are highly vulnerable to pressure-related injuries. However, pressure injury (PI) development remains a multifactorial phenomenon in critically ill persons; true risk is both pervasive and elusive. The purpose of this comprehensive review of the empirical literature was to examine the risk factors associated with PIs among adult patients admitted to contemporary intensive care units (ICUs)....

Guest Editorial: Positive Change

In the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Annual Report, I described the internal/leadership change the Association was facing....

Industry Spotlight: Linda Palczuk, President & CEO, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc

Please provide a short description of your background, training, and experience....

From the Top: Warm Welcome, Big Plans

Greetings! Thank you for the warm welcome and offers of support. Thanks also to all who attended the first-ever Town Hall Meeting at SAWC Fall....

Practical Perspectives: Exploring the Critical Role Skin Health Plays in Wound Care: A Conversation With Heather Hettrick

The skin is the largest organ in the body and the first line of defense. Like any other organ, it can fail if it is not properly maintained, especially as it ages....

Special to OWM: Wound Care Reimbursement: Things Are A-Changing!

Nearly 50 years ago, this author took her first job involving health care reimbursement as the Nutrition Services Payment Specialist for The Ohio State University Hospitals....


Wound Care Experts/FDA-Clinical Endpoints Project Update: Where We Are

In July 2014, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) embarked on an initiative to strategically identify clinically meaningful, evidence-based, and patient-centered wound care end...