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Case study: Maggots help heal a difficult wound

May/June 2016 Vol.5 Nov.3

Author: Sally Anne Jewell, RN, WCC, OMS

Using maggots to treat wounds dates back to 1931 in this country. Until the advent . . .

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Clinical Notes-May/June 2016

May/June 2016 Vol.5 Nov.3

Moldable skin barrier effective for elderly patients with ostomy
A study in Gastroenterology Nursing reports . . .

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From the Editor
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A pressure ulcer by any other name

May/June 2016 Vol.5 Nov.3

Author: Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

Just when we think we’ve figured out pressure ulcer staging, it changes again. In . . .

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Business Consult
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Comprehensive turning programs can avoid a pain in the back

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

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

Turning programs are essential to prevent and promote healing of pressure ulcers and to prevent . . .

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Business Consult
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Exercise your right to be fit!

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

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

 

Nearly all clinicians know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But . . .

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Best Practices
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Nutritional considerations in patients with pressure ulcers

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

Author: Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, and Sophia Zigouras, MS, RD, CNSC

Optimizing nutritional status is a key strategy both in preventing and managing pressure ulcers. In . . .

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Features
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No more skin tears

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

Author: Gail R. Hebert, MS, RN CWCN, DWC, WCC, OMS

 
Imagine watching your skin tear, bleed, and turn purple. Imagine, too, the pain and . . .

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Features
0316-WCA-Buzz-Report-Trends

Buzz Report: Latest trends, part 2

March/April 2016 Vol. 5 No.2

Author: Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

Keeping clinicians up-to-date on clinical knowledge is one of the main goals of . . .

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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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