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 […]

Tips for At-Home Wound Care (and Signs That You Should Seek Help)

Most of us will experience some sort of burn, abrasion, or cut at some point in time in our lives. And while some injuries are minor and can easily be treated at home, others require treatment and attention from a specialist. Knowing exactly what to do to take care of your wound is important if […]

Why Isn’t My Wound Healing? It May Be Time for a Specialist

Whether they’re cuts, burns, punctures or abrasions, we’ve all experienced wounds of various severities in our lives. And, most often, some immediate first aid coupled with the passing of time leads us down the healing path many of us have come to expect. But occasionally — perhaps seemingly out of the blue — one may […]

Preventing Pressure Injuries from Prone Positioning

As medical experts continue to grow their knowledge base of the most effective ways to treat patients with COVID-19, wound healing specialists are there to help identify and address both short- and long-term safety concerns that arise from such treatments. For example, studies have shown that coronavirus patients who lie face-down in what’s called a […]