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2014 Journal Vol3 No3

Successful documentation of wound care

By Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP Providers are often surprised at how pages upon pages of documentation in a…

Eating better to help manage chronic stress

By Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, and Dana Marie Dillard, MS, HSMI Like many clinicians, you may…

Understanding the crusting procedure

By Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS Each issue, Apple Bites brings you a tool you can…

Hidden complications: A case study in peripheral arterial disease

By Pamela Anderson, MS, RN, APN-BC, CCRN, and Terri Townsend, MA, RN, CCRN-CMC, CVRN-BC Jan Smith, age 59, is admitted…

The DIME approach to peristomal skin care

By Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, APRN-BC, CWOCN, CFCN It’s estimated that about 70% of the 1 million ostomates in the…

What is a comprehensive risk assessment?

By Jeri Lundgren, BSN, RN, PHN, CWS, CWCN Prevention of pressure ulcers and skin breakdown begins with a comprehensive risk…

Clinical Notes: Pressure Injury Prevention, Diabetes, LIV

Incidence density best measure of pressure-ulcer prevention program According to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), incidence density is the…

I’m going to conference!

By: Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS Years ago, when I first started out in the wound care…

Understanding therapeutic support surfaces

By Rosalyn S. Jordan, BSN, RN, MSc, CWOCN, WCC, and Sandra Phipps, BSN, RN, MBA, WCC Pressure-ulcer prevention and management…

Clinician Resources: Patient Safety, Ostomy, Wound Management

This issue’s resources include patient tools and new guidelines. Improving patient safety Research suggests that adverse events affect patients with…