Pressure Ulcer

July/August 2015 Vol. 4 No. 4

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July/August 2015 Vol. 4 No. 4

By Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS

Pressure ulcers have been a health concern for a long time—since at least 5,000 years ago, when evidence of a pressure ulcer was found on an ancient Egyptian mummy. But not until 1975 did the staging classification system we . . .

Best of the Best 2015 Vol. 4 No. 5

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 By Jeri Lundgren, BSN, RN, PHN, CWS, CWCN

A declining pressure ulcer decreases the quality of life for patients and places providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. But it’s important for clinicians to determine whether the first appearance of skin injury is truly a stage I or . . .

March/April 2015 Vol.4 No.2

 
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