Pressure Injury Staging

November 17, 2022 was Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day and the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has created helpful educational materials such as the one below to help healthcare professionals recognize the stages of pressure injuries and interventions to prevent medical device related pressure injuries

Foot Health

Chronic wounds affect approximately 8.2 million people in the United States, and 3.5 million suffer from diabetic foot ulcers. Preventing these ulcers is vital since it has been well documented that of all the lower extremity amputations in persons with diabetes, 85% are preceded by a foot ulcer. April is Foot Health Awareness Month and […]

Recliner Butt

I have cared for patients with chronic non-healing wounds for 25 years in the hospital and the outpatient clinic settings. My first experience treating homebound patients occurred during the Fall of 2020 when I created a company called On Call Wound Care. One of my roles at On Call Wound Care is to evaluate and […]

How Anticoagulants Can Affect The Healing of Your Wounds

Anticoagulant administration – a risk factor to identify in patients with hard to heal wounds. As the U.S. population ages, older individual skin issues with thin and delicate skin become more prevalent. Limited elasticity, dermis thinning, and reduction in growth and spread of keratinocytes are common skin characteristics in older adults. This means their skin […]