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Wound Care in the First Person: Taking the Guess Work Out of Silver Use

In the August 2018 column,1 we shared our early experience with the newly introduced product Endoform Antimicrobial (manufactured by Aroa Biosurgery Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, and distributed ...

Pearls for Practice: The Influence of pH on Chronic Wound Healing and the Antimicrobial Activity of Chlorine

An ever-increasing number of wound cleansers has been developed to remove devitalized tissue, debris, and other noxious materials to effect wound bed preparation.1 Once it was understood...

Wound Care in the First Person: Adding an Antimicrobial With Silver to Your Wound Care Armamentarium

Chronic wounds are associated with a high incidence and degree of microbial colonization,1,2 where microorganisms are present in the wound and proliferating....

Pearls for Practice: Rapid Wound Bed Preparation Using NPWT With Hypochlorous Acid Instillation

Wound bed preparation is the management of a wound in order to accelerate endogenous healing or to facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures.1 To facilitate wound healin...

Wound Care in the First Person: Collaborating with WOC Nurses to Optimize Patient Progress

Given the complexity of the patients, inpatient wound care is challenging; therefore, all physicians and surgeons should work with their wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurses as part of a multidis...

Reimbursement Round-up: Wound Care “Wins” in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

This occasional column is published to share important reimbursement updates with OWM readers....

Wound Care in the First Person: Managing Pressure Injuries in Home Health Care

Chronic pressure injuries present a significant challenge in the home health care setting....

Pearls for Practice: Phlebolymphedema

Phlebolymphedema is a swelling of mixed etiology that occurs because the lymphatic system is unable to adequately drain the interstitial fluid that accumulates in severe chronic venous hypertension...