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WCA0716_Lymphedema

Lymphedema and lipedema: What every wound care clinician should know

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT

Imagine you have a health condition that affects your life every day. Then imagine being . . .

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Note from Executive Director

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Cindy Broadus, RN, BSHA, LNHA, CLNC, CLNI, CHCRM, WCC, DWC, OMS

In previous articles for this series, I introduced you to members of the NAWCO Certification . . .

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Clinician Resources

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Wound patient’s bill of rights
The Association for Advancement of Wound Care has developed . . .

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Practicing emotional intelligence may help reduce lateral violence

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Tara Slagle, MSN, BSN, RN

It’s been a stressful day at work—nothing new. One confused patient pulled off . . .

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Understanding NPUAP’s updates to pressure ulcer terminology and staging

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Jeri Lundgren, BSN, RN, PHN, CWS, CWCN

On April 13, 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced changes in pressure . . .

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Preparing the wound bed: Basic strategies, novel methods

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Kulbir Dhillon, NP, WCC

The goal of wound-bed preparation is to create a stable, well-vascularized environment that . . .

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Who can perform sharp wound debridement?

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Bill Richlen PT, WCC, DWC, and Denise Richlen, PT, WCC

Nurses and therapists often wonder if their license permits them to perform sharp wound debridement . . .

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Balancing the wheels of life

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Tracey Long, PhD, MS, MSN, RN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, CCRN

Have you ever ridden a bicycle with a wobbly wheel? The ride isn’t smooth . . .

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Quiz Time

Which statement about hyperglycemia and mortality in patients receiving nutritional support is correct?

a. Compared to parenteral nutrition (PN), general nutrition (EN) increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold.
b. Compared to EN, PN increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold.
c. Patients whose blood glucose (BG) level stays above 220 mg/dL during PN therapy have an increased risk of death.
d. Patients whose blood glucose (BG) level stays above 220 mg/dL during PN therapy have a decreased risk of death.

Correct answer: b. Experts estimate that up to 30% of patients receiving EN and more than 50% of those receiving PN develop hyperglycemia, defined as a BG level above 200 mg/ dL. Compared to EN, PN increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold, even when caloric intake is similar. One study found inadequate glucose control both before and during nutrition therapy predicted a higher mortality risk.

Learn more by reading “Supplemental nutrition in hospitalized patients with diabetes

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