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From the Editor: Advancing the Art of the Science

May the love for my art actuate me at all times. — Maimonides, medieval physician and philosopher...

The Editorial Implications of Pressure Ulcer and Pressure Injury

It’s been almost 2 years since the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) changed the term pressure ulcer to pressure injury and made changes to previously used staging de...

Editor's Opinion: Human Nature, Science, and Evidence-Based Practice

It is no secret that implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care is nowhere near the levels it should be.1 It also is well known that a myriad of factors affect the di...

From the Editor: The Blues… or Something More?

Each year, I write the editorial for the issue of Ostomy Wound Management that goes to the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (see annual poem below)....

Guest Editorial: Enhanced Resources Help Answer the Question, Why Wound Care?

All of us have decisive (aka, “Ah ha!”) moments that lead to choosing a career focus....

Can We Talk?: The National Plaintiff's Advisory Panel? Pressure Ulcers, Litigation and the NPUAP's New Staging System

Pressure ulcers are the most common reason for malpractice litigation against nursing homes and represent a substantial portion of claims against other sites of care including hospitals....

From the Editor: Pressure Points

Pressure ulcers are everywhere. They can be found at every patient age, in conjunction with a myriad of comorbidities, and in every health care setting....

Can We Talk?: Censoring Science

According to a participant in the 90-minute briefing,1 policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia were told of a list of forbidden words ...

Guest Editorial: Understanding the Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, and the Obese Person with a Wound

Health care organizations across the globe are seeking ways to improve the patient experience. This is particularly important in the United States because reimbursement is tied to this initiative....