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Today's Wound Clinic
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May 2018

Volume 12 Issue 5
In this podcast episode, Stephen G. Bergquist, MD, CWSP, joins an expert panel to discuss proper offloading and providing appropriate pressure relief for patients in the wound care clinic. Recorded live onsite at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care…
Question 1: Which of the following is included in the wound-care-visits statistic? (Select all that apply.) A. One count for each inpatient visit (41.3%) B. One count for each visit to the outpatient wound clinic (91.3%) C. Nursing home visits (20.…
HHS Sponsors Largest Exercise for Moving Infectious-Disease Patients The ability to move patients who are living with highly infectious diseases safely and securely to regional treatment centers was put to the test April 10-12, when the United…
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure information accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and…
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
My new hobby is taking pictures of used dressings. Based on my observations, it seems like it is more difficult to control wound bioburden today. Is it just my imagination, or is the drainage from chronic wounds more and more resembling substances…
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
The signing of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that took place Feb. 9 received much in the way of national media coverage because it ended the United States’ governmental shutdown. However, the act also provided the wound care industry some “wins…
Desmond Bell DPM, CWS |
You have probably heard the adage  “doctors make the worst patients.” This sentiment may rank up there with another general truth that states, “he who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”  If you don’t yet see the connection that I’m…
Sarah Waterman Manning, MD; Michael Schurr, MD; & David Humphrey, MD, CWSP, FACCWS |
The burden of chronic wounds in United States continues to mount for our healthcare system. Recent cost estimates in this country are near $25 billion per year with 6.5 million patients treated annually.1 Chronic wounds, defined as those that have…
Daniel B. Chastain, PharmD, AAHIVP, & Gregory M. Steele, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, OCN |
Skin and skin-structure infections (SSSIs) result in significant morbidity in both the community and hospital settings.1 Most often, SSSIs are caused by Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and other β-…
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