Are HAPIs Sabotaging Your Hospital?
A Conversation with WCA CNO Christina Le, MSHA, BSN, RN, WCC, CWS, OMS As Covid-19 patients overwhelmed hospitals and staff shortages hit, Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI) rates skyrocketed. Hospital systems are still fighting to get these numbers back to pre-Covid levels. In this blog, we’re talking with WCA CNO Christina Le about what hospitals can … Continued
The Value of a Wound Care Nurse
Our clinics on average, heal wounds faster than the national average, allowing us to save the lives and limbs of our patients. There is a lot that makes this possible, from our technology to our 20 years experience in the wound care space. But without our nurses, it simply wouldn’t be possible. Wound care nurses … Continued
5 Wound Care Myths Still in Practice Today
Since WCA was founded 20 years ago, our industry has made great strides and advancements in both technology and method. Unfortunately these changes aren’t always well-known, allowing for less effective and sometimes even harmful practices to continue. In this blog we’ll cover 5 common myths we still see in wound care treatment and how you … Continued
20 for 20: Margin vs Mission
What drives your clinic? Margin or mission? Explore more as we celebrate 20 years with 20 tips for wound centers.
Six tips to promote wound healing during national nutrition month
March is National Nutrition Month, a time when healthcare providers across the country focus on helping patients optimize nutrition for better health. Many of our patients battle non-healing wounds stemming from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or other conditions.
4 Reasons Why Every Wound Care Program Should be Utilizing ABI’s (Ankle-Brachial Index)
February is Heart Month, a time to spotlight the importance of cardiovascular health, which is why we’re making our best argument for utilizing ABI’s in your wound care program. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing about 1 in 4 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Related complications like vascular insufficiency or peripheral artery disease can result in the development of painful non-healing wounds that can develop into an infection or sepsis, putting patients at risk of lower limb amputation.
Tackling The 5 Most Common Issues in Wound Center Management
The success of an outpatient wound care program is determined by its ability to strategically manage clinical, financial, and operational outcomes. If you feel your program is not meeting its full potential, the vital first step is to identify the symptoms. Only then can you begin treating the underlying disease and ultimately heal your wound and hyperbaric program. Below, we’ve listed a few of the most common issues struggling programs are facing and the initial steps you can take to resolve them.
Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Wound Care Patients
‘Tis the season for multiple celebrations – and plenty of culinary temptations! It’s important for your patients – especially those with diabetes – to be extra mindful of their dietary intake during the holidays. Here are some healthy holiday eating tips for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients.
A Special Message from our CNO
National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It is a time to honor the commitment, dedication, and hard work of those in the nursing profession.