Author: Kallie Christensen

Five Holiday Tips for DFU Care

From turkeys and ham, to the potatoes and candied yams all smothered in gravy, ending with a slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie, nothing beats the holiday season like home cooked food on a snowy night. Unless you’re living with a diabetic foot ulcer. Then, navigating all the gooey, fire-roasted, deep-fried deliciousness, snow-ball fighting, and ice … Continued

Steal This Diabetes Month Resource Kit

To celebrate November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, Wound Care Advantage does not want to focus on the statistics of Diabetes. Like the 37 million people suffering from diabetes, or the fact that up to 34% of those patients will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime, and that DFUs are the number one leading cause … Continued

How Gamification Enhances Wound Care Education Engagement

Education is a loaded term and is often regarded as something tedious and boring. Especially when it is required to maintain your career. So, how does one continue to educate the already professionals? Gamification and positive reinforcement.  Gamifying education and using positive reinforcement might sound like tools found in a 7th-grade teacher’s pocket, but the … Continued

Understanding CTPs and the Upcoming Changes: Part 1

Read Part 2 Throughout the recent talk of the changes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed in regards to Cellular Tissue-Based Products (CTP’s), concerns have been raised in the current gaps of education and documentation needs with these products across the nation. In discussions about what CMS is proposing, industry leaders break … Continued

5 Tips To Raise Made Visit Rates

Patient care can’t happen when they’re not visiting the wound center. Which is why we’ve challenged our centers this September to see who can reach the highest rate of made visits. However, we would like to invite all clinics to take a look at their made visit rates and see what areas can be improved … Continued

5 Tips for Managing Non-Compliant Patients

Read Part One: Strategies For Staying Safe With Aggressive Patients Non compliant patients are all too familiar in the healthcare industry, and often leave a dark spot in clinical workers’ days. In a recent study conducted by the Learning and Development department at Wound Care Advantage, it found that 71% of clinical workers agree that … Continued

Caring for Wounds during the Woundless Summer

“Summer means many things to many different people, for us, it’s surfing”  – Endless Summer (1965) and if you’re living with a chronic wound, it’s not surfing, or probably anything beachy for that matter. Summer can become a difficult time of year for people living with chronic wounds, because most social events during these hot … Continued

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