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The Editorial Implications of Pressure Ulcer and Pressure Injury

It’s been almost 2 years since the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) changed the term pressure ulcer to pressure injury and made changes to previously used staging de...

Editor's Opinion: Human Nature, Science, and Evidence-Based Practice

It is no secret that implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care is nowhere near the levels it should be.1 It also is well known that a myriad of factors affect the di...

From the Editor: The Blues… or Something More?

Each year, I write the editorial for the issue of Ostomy Wound Management that goes to the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (see annual poem below)....

Guest Editorial: Enhanced Resources Help Answer the Question, Why Wound Care?

All of us have decisive (aka, “Ah ha!”) moments that lead to choosing a career focus....

Can We Talk?: The National Plaintiff's Advisory Panel? Pressure Ulcers, Litigation and the NPUAP's New Staging System

Pressure ulcers are the most common reason for malpractice litigation against nursing homes and represent a substantial portion of claims against other sites of care including hospitals....

From the Editor: Pressure Points

Pressure ulcers are everywhere. They can be found at every patient age, in conjunction with a myriad of comorbidities, and in every health care setting....

Can We Talk?: Censoring Science

According to a participant in the 90-minute briefing,1 policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia were told of a list of forbidden words ...

Guest Editorial: Understanding the Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, and the Obese Person with a Wound

Health care organizations across the globe are seeking ways to improve the patient experience. This is particularly important in the United States because reimbursement is tied to this initiative....

Bariatric Care and Obesity: A Compendium of 20 Years of Articles From Ostomy Wound Management

As far back as 1994, Ostomy Wound Management realized there was a crisis at hand. Obesity (body mass index [BMI] >30) and morbid obesity (BMI >40) were becoming increasingly prevalent, impacting all aspects of patient care and provider safety and underscoring the importance of understanding the implications of proper management of the bariatric patient. OWM has published at least 25 articles over the past 2 decades to enhance knowledge of this unique group of patients whose clinical, physical, and emotional needs sometimes remain unmet despite the fact that obesity is now recognized as a disease....