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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922784/venous-leg-ulcers-appropriate-diagnosis-and-evidence-based-treatment
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Linda Nazarko
Each year around £3.3 billion is spent on wound care in the community. Community nurses care for around 730 000 with leg ulcers each year and around 284 000 people still have a leg ulcer after a year. This article explores the issue of hard to heal leg ulcers and what community nurses can do to improve healing rates and improve quality of life for people with leg ulcers.
December 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897731/crosses-laid-at-field-of-remembrance-to-honour-nurses-sacrifice-in-conflict
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RCN president Cecilia Anim and council member Gordon Lees, pictured, honoured nurses killed in conflicts around the world, or who cared for the wounded, by laying crosses at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
November 16, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893508/best-practices-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-the-burn-center
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Julia Warner, Mary Ann Raible, Gina Hajduk, Jacqueline Collavo
The State of Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network, in collaboration with a hospital system in Southwestern Pennsylvania, established a goal of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 20%. A 6-month unfavorable trend of nurse-sensitive clinical indicators called for immediate process improvement. A retrospective chart review resulted in identification of predominant risk factors placing the burn patient at high risk for pressure ulcer formation. Implementations of pressure ulcer prevention measures were inconsistent...
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889623/training-needs-of-clinical-nurses-at-an-university-hospital-in-turkey
#4
Emine Kol, Emine İlaslan, Mehtap Turkay
The learning needs of clinical nurses should be determined and evaluated at regular intervals for evaluate the continuity and the efficiency of education. The descriptive study was conducted to determine the training needs of nurses working in an educational hospital between February 1st 2012 and May 1st 2012. It was determined that, among the training topics related to patient care, those demanded the most were cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, fluid-electrolyte balance, safe drug administration and wound Care...
November 16, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881691/a-mobile-application-for-wound-assessment-and-treatment-findings-of-a-user-trial
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Young Joon Jun, Donghyeok Shin, Whan Jun Choi, Ji Hyeon Hwang, Hoon Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Hyo Bo Lee, Tae Suk Oh, Hyun Woo Shin, Hyun Suk Suh, A-Young Lee, Joon Pio Jp Hong
The D+Wound Solution is a mobile phone application (app) that assists users in the assessment and treatment of the wound. The app has 6 components for assessment: need for debridement, infection control, revascularization, and exudate control; whether it is chronic; and finally, the top surface of the skin. These components are named D.I.R.E.C.T. The app makes you review these components as an algorithm to provide a reasonable solution for dressing. It is designed to understand the status of the wound and provide a practical treatment idea for wound care providers...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878785/lesions-requiring-wound-management-in-a-central-tertiary-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#6
Angéla Meszes, Gyula Tálosi, Krisztina Máder, Hajnalka Orvos, Lajos Kemény, Zsanett Renáta Csoma
BACKGROUND: Most of the skin disorders that occur in neonatal intensive care units are due in part to the immaturity and vulnerability of the neonatal skin. Various iatrogenic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are also conducive to iatrogenic damage. This study was to review the neonates admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit who needed wound management, and to assess the most common skin injuries and wounds, and their aetiology. METHODS: Data were extracted from medical records of neonates who needed wound management in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between January 31, 2012 and January 31, 2013...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849283/social-repercussions-experienced-by-elderly-with-venous-ulcer
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Aline Cristiane de Sousa Azevedo Aguiar, Dora Sadigursky, Lucas Amaral Martins, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes, Alana Libânia de Souza Santos, Luana Araújo Dos Reis
Objective: Understand the social consequences experienced by elderly affected by venous ulcers. Methodology: descriptive and exploratory study with a qualitative approach carried out in 2012 with eight participants at a physiotherapy clinic in the state of Bahia. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through Bardin's thematic content analysis. Results: They showed that elderly patients with venous leg ulcers have become victims of prejudice, discrimination and have experienced embarrassment and shame in their daily routines because of the chronic wounds in their bodies, which makes than different from other people...
October 31, 2016: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846030/efficacy-of-monitoring-devices-in-support-of-prevention-of-pressure-injuries-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gurjot S Walia, Alison L Wong, Andrea Y Lo, Gina A Mackert, Hannah M Carl, Rachel A Pedreira, Ricardo Bello, Carla S Aquino, William V Padula, Justin M Sacks
GENERAL PURPOSE: To present a systematic review of the literature assessing the efficacy of monitoring devices for reducing the risk of developing pressure injuries. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
December 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827283/evaluation-of-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-chronic-wounds-in-residential-social-care-in-the-czech-republic
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S Saibertová, A Pokorná
OBJECTIVE: Accurate evaluation of non-healing, chronic wounds followed by the selection of an appropriate therapeutic strategy is a must for the foundation of health-care management. Assessment of non-healing chronic wounds in clinical practice in the Czech Republic is not standardised in acute care settings or in residential social care facilities. The aim of the study was to analyse the methods being used to assess non-healing, chronic wounds in residential social services in the Czech Republic, where more patients with chronic wounds are present because of the increasing incidence of wounds in old age...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811584/get-the-picture-a-pilot-feasibility-study-of-telemedical-wound-assessment-using-a-mobile-phone-in-cardiology-patients
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John de Heide, C J Vroegh, T Szili Torok, R J J Gobbens, F Zijlstra, M Takens-Lameijer, M J Lenzen, S C Yap, W J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. AIMS: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808608/assessment-and-management-of-patients-with-minor-traumatic-wounds
#11
Joseph Bonham
Patients with minor traumatic wounds are a common and universal presentation to emergency departments, and their assessment and management requires the use of cognitive and motor skills. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, combined with decision-making skills, are essential for clinicians to undertake a thorough assessment, develop a care plan and provide effective wound management. This article discusses the importance of wound irrigation and debridement, as well as different methods available for wound closure...
October 19, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799445/the-case-for-end-user-involvement-in-design-of-health-technologies
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Léonie Walker, Jill Clendon
This paper reports a subset of data from a mixed methods project interviewing community nurses and nurse leaders/managers to explore the views, expectations, practice and attitudes of registered nurses working in the community concerning electronic health records and the use of mobile devices. Nurses displayed excellent understanding of privacy and consent concerning electronic patient records and health information technology (e-health). With targeted, individualised education, nurses use e-health and telehealth effectively...
December 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768579/the-prevalence-of-ostomy-related-complications-1-year-after-ostomy-surgery-a-prospective-descriptive-clinical-study
#13
Eva Carlsson, Jeanette Fingren, Anne-Marie Hallén, Charlotta Petersén, Elisabet Lindholm
Despite advancements in the creation and care of stomas, ostomy and peristomal skin complications are common immediately following surgery as well as in the months and years thereafter. A prospective study to determine the prevalence of ostomy and peristomal skin complications and the influence of ostomy configuration on such complications was conducted 1 year after ostomy surgery among all patients at a university hospital in Sweden. All participants received regular (10 to 14 days post discharge, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year post surgery) ostomy follow-up care by a wound ostomy continence (WOC) nurse...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755051/protocol-for-psychopharmacologic-management-of-behavioral-health-comorbidity-in-adult-patients-with-diabetes-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-setting
#14
Aaron Pinkhasov, Deepan Singh, Benjamin Kashan, Julie DiGregorio, Theresa M Criscitelli, Scott Gorenstein, Harold Brem
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the effect of psychiatric comorbidities on wound healing in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Discuss the connection between DM and the development of psychiatric comorbidities...
November 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719792/-e-health-benefiting-wounds-and-healing
#15
Laurent Klein
The treatment of wounds forms a major part of nurses' practice in patients' homes. The choice of dressing requires real expertise drawing notably on collaborative approaches and the sharing of the patient's records. Based on this observation, Laurent Klein, a private practice nurse, designed and developed an e-health tool aimed specifically at the treatment of wounds. A real nursing success story which has helped to improve the quality of care.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699748/-nursing-experience-with-a-patient-with-gastrostomy-leakage-resulting-in-moisture-associated-skin-damage
#16
Mei-Yu Hsu, Hsiao-Hui Hsu, Ji-Yan Lyu
Leakage is a common complication of gastrostomy. Exposure of the skin surrounding the gastrostomy tube to moisture or chemical irritants may cause moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) and seriously affect the patient's quality of life. This case study describes a nursing experience with gastrostomy leakage that resulted in MASD. An assessment conducted from July 29, 2015 to August 20, 2015 revealed that heavy gastronomy leakage had caused extensive skin erosion, ulceration, hyperplasia, and superficial infection...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697281/the-relationship-between-malignant-wound-status-and-pain-in-breast-cancer-patients
#17
Nao Tamai, Yuko Mugita, Mari Ikeda, Hiromi Sanada
PURPOSE: Skin metastasis is one of the most frequent metastases in breast cancer patients. Patients with malignant wounds experience numerous symptoms, including serious wound pain. However, the features of pain related to malignant wounds have not been investigated. Nurses can experience a dilemma when treating these patients due to a lack of knowledge of the pain. The aims of this study were to examine the quality and intensity of malignant wound pain and to determine the association between wound status and pain in the patients with malignant wounds...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692828/happy-feet-application-for-the-management-of-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis
#18
S Fiquet, F Desbiez, I Tauveron, N Mrozek, M Vidal, O Lesens
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop and implement an application that could improve the management of patients presenting with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Physicians from the multidisciplinary diabetic foot infection team and a software engineer first assessed the needs required for the infection management and application. An experimental version was then designed and progressively improved. A final version was implemented in clinical practice in 2013 by the multidisciplinary diabetic foot infection team of our university hospital...
December 2016: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681810/thoracoabdominal-necrotising-soft-tissue-infection-secondary-to-enterocutaneous-fistulae-a-case-report
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R L Lassiter, E L Simmerman, J Sol Oh, C J Mentzer, N E Burkart, S B Holsten
OBJECTIVE: Necrotising soft tissue infection is a rare surgical emergency, which requires immediate and aggressive surgical debridement. Following control of the infection, patients are often left with large defects, with wound reconstruction and closure creating significant challenges. Here we describe a case of extensive thoracoabdominal necrotising soft tissue infection and provide a discussion on the standard of care and treatment based on a current literature review. METHOD: A 53-year-old female presented with bilious and feculent discharge from her surgical incision two weeks after a total abdominal hysterectomy...
October 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676113/skin-rounds-a-quality-improvement-approach-to-enhance-skin-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#20
Marliese Dion Nist, Elizabeth A Rodgers, Brenda M Ruth, C Briana Bertoni, Thomas Bartman, Leah A Keller, James W Dail, Renee Gardikes-Gingery, Edward G Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Skin injuries are common among neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and may lead to significant complications. Standardized methods of preventing, detecting, and treating skin injuries are needed. PURPOSE: The aim of this project was to standardize the assessment, documentation, and tracking of skin injuries among hospitalized neonatal patients and to determine the incidence of pressure ulcers in this patient population. METHODS: (1) Creation of an interdisciplinary skin team to identify skin injuries through weekly skin rounds...
October 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
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