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April 2016 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 62 - Issue 4

A Cross-sectional, Descriptive, Quality Improvement Project to Assess Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Clinical Exposure to Patients With Wounds in an Introductory Nursing Course

Abstract

Because nurses frequently participate in decisions related to wound care, learning about wounds and their care during undergraduate education is critical. A cross-sectional, descriptive, quality improvement project was conducted in an introductory baccalaureate nursing course to identify: 1) the types of patients with wounds assigned to beginning students, 2) patient wound care procedures and dressings, and 3) student level of participation in wound care....

A Quasi-experimental Study to Assess an Interactive Educational Intervention on Nurses’ Knowledge of Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Nigeria

Abstract

Educational intervention programs are an important element to improve nurses’ knowledge of pressure ulcer (PU) prevention. Various teaching methods have been used with diverse results but none have been analyzed in Nigeria. A quasi-experimental study using a pretest/post test design was conducted among 193 registered nurses with >6 months experience who worked in purposefully selected wards (neuroscience, orthopedics, renal, and cardiac) in 3 teaching hospitals to examine the level of knowledge retention after interactive instruction....

Computer Modeling Studies to Assess Whether a Prophylactic Dressing Reduces the Risk for Deep Tissue Injury in the Heels of Supine Patients with Diabetes

Abstract

Heels are susceptible to pressure ulcer (PU) development. Some evidence suggests dressings may provide mechanical cushioning, reduce friction with support, and lower localized internal tissue loading, which together may minimize the risk for heel ulcers (HUs). To examine the effect of dressing application on pressure ulcer prevention, 20 computer simulations were performed....

Using Noncontact Infrared Thermography for Long-term Monitoring of Foot Temperatures in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

Foot complications in persons with diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with substantial costs and loss of quality of life. Increasing evidence suggests changes in skin temperature, measured using an infrared thermographic system (IRT), may be a predictor of foot ulcer development in patients with DM. The purpose of this case study is to describe the long-term IRT findings and overall clinical outcomes of a patient with DM and peripheral vascular disease....

From the Editor: Oldies but Questionably Goodies

In the past year, we have had more than 50 requests for copies of articles not readily available online; of these, more than half predate Y2K....

Pearls for Practice: Adjunctive Debridement with Hypochlorous Acid for Healing Complex Wounds in Children

Complex wounds such as deep pressure ulcers, epidermolysis bullosa, sternal wounds following cardiac surgery, and wounds in patients with comorbidities frequently require multiple modalities to adv...

My Scope of Practice: A Podiatrist’s Thoughts on the Importance of Education

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. — JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...

Special to OWM: Advocating for Wound Care: Update from the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders is an association of physician and clinical organizations focused on promoting quality care and access to products and services for patients with wounds and ...

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