For wound care providers and other clinicians, 2017 continued to bring about a chaotic storm of health care reform based on quality measures, data registry requirements, and documentation standards... continue reading about Will Mobile Apps Bring Wound Care Technology to the “Cutting Edge”?
Every July, manufacturers and providers of innovative products and services are invited to share what’s new in the wound, ostomy, continence care arena.... continue reading about Innovations That Work!
The sacral area is the most common site for pressure injuries (PIs) associated with prolonged supine bedrest. In previous studies, an anisotropic multilayer prophylactic dressing was found to reduce the incidence of PIs and redistribute pressure. The purpose of the current study was to further investigate relationships between design features and biomechanical efficacy of sacral prophylactic dressings.... continue reading about A Computer Modeling Study to Assess the Durability of Prophylactic Dressings Subjected to Moisture in Biomechanical Pressure Injury Prevention
Physiological, psychological, and social problems may affect adaptation to living with a stoma. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted between March 2017 and June 2017 among patients culled from a manufacturer’s database to identify factors that influence psychosocial adjustment in Chinese patients with an enterostoma.... continue reading about A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Study Among Chinese Patients to Identify Factors that Affect Psychosocial Adjustment to an Enterostomy
Globally, higher-than-expected pressure ulcer rates generally are considered a quality-of-care indicator. Nigeria currently has no national guidelines for pressure ulcer risk assessment, prevention, and treatment. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the pressure ulcer knowledge and the attitude of nurses regarding pressure ulcer prevention in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria.... continue reading about A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Study to Assess Pressure Ulcer Knowledge and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Attitudes of Nurses in a Tertiary Health Institution in Nigeria
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is attentive to the comments made by wound care professionals about the changes in staging definitions and nomenclature published following the 20... continue reading about Letter to the Editor: Can we (still) talk about the implications of the NPUAP changes?
Adenocarcinoma that occurs at the ileostomy site after proctocolectomy (TPC) with an end ileostomy for ulcerative colitis (UC) and/or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a late and uncommon complication. To ascertain the rate of adenocarcinoma at the empirical ileostomy site following TPC, a review of the literature was conducted. PubMed, MEDLINE, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, EMBASE, Google search engine, and the Cochrane Database were investigated for research published between January 1975 and December 2016.... continue reading about Adenocarcinoma at the Ileostomy Site After a Proctocolectomy for Ulcerative Colitis and/or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: An Overview
Having ostomy surgery changes a person’s life. To assess adjustment to life with an ostomy and quality of life (QOL) 1 year after ostomy surgery, a prospective, explorative study was conducted among patients of a stoma clinic at a university hospital in Sweden.... continue reading about A Prospective, Explorative Study to Assess Adjustment 1 Year After Ostomy Surgery Among Swedish Patients
Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology can generate objects in almost any shape and geometry. This technique also has clinical applications, such as the fabrication of specific devices based on a patient’s anatomy. A demonstration study is presented of a 54-year-old man who needed a thermoplastic splint to limit arm movement while a dehisced left shoulder wound healed.... continue reading about Printing a 3-dimensional, Patient-specific Splint for Wound Immobilization: A Case Demonstration
Please provide a short description of your background, training, and experience.... continue reading about Industry Spotlight: Joe Sardano, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Sensus Healthcare