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January 2019

Editorial Staff

Managing Editor:
Brian McCurdy
Art Director:
Karen Copestakes
Associate Editor:
Lauren Mateja

Editorial Correspondence

Today's Wound Clinic
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January 2019

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Volume 13 Issue 1
Typically, when patients present to a wound clinic, they have been experiencing their chronic wound(s) for a substantial amount of time. For the wound care clinician, biofilm presents an obstacle in helping the patient to achieve rapid wound closure…
Dick Clarke, CHT |
As the utilization of HBOT becomes increasingly scrutinized, wound care providers must remain vigilant to ensure they are providing treatment appropriately.
Karen Eilert, RN, CWS, MSN, ACHRN |
A few tweaks to the revenue cycle process can allow clinics to provide best practices to patients while increasing healing rates and improving outcomes. This article offers advice on how to establish such a process for CTP utilization.
Jayesh B. Shah, MD, MSc, UHM (ABPM), CWSP, FAPWCA, FCCWS, FACHM FUHM, FACP |
Wound care dressings and products containing animal-based properties may conflict with a patient’s religious and cultural beliefs. How should clinics address this challenge?
Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted with permission. Mention of any company or product does not constitute endorsement by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Citations to websites external to NIOSH or HMP…
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
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 Communications and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding,…
Frank Aviles Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT |
Appropriate safety surveillance and follow up begin with minimizing risks and communicating when necessary.
Caroline E. Fife, MD, FAAFP, CWS, FUHM |
You may have heard a few firecrackers on New Year’s Eve, but the biggest fireworks in our industry went off Jan. 7. That’s because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a new physician specialty code for Undersea and…
  The ongoing opioid epidemic that has engulfed the country continues to have wound care implications. Health officials are now warning that clinicians be aware of the potential for wound botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness that is…
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