Author: Kallie Christensen

Why Woundle? How Gamification Enhances Wound Care Education Engagement (Part II)

In a previous blog, we explored the educational strategies we at Wound Care Advantage have implemented within our network using gamification and positive reinforcement. Since then, because of the outstanding success of our Luvo Points program, we’ve continued redefining what wound care education can look like. And to us, it came down to entertainment and … Continued

Osteomyelitis: When Is Specialized Wound Care or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indicated?

When a patient with diabetes develops osteomyelitis, or a bone infection of the foot, early diagnosis and treatment can help avoid catastrophic consequences. When an infection develops in ulcerated soft tissues, it can quickly spread to the bone. A lack of blood flow deprives the area of bacteria-fighting oxygen, putting the patient at risk of … Continued

What You Should Know About Peripheral Arterial Disease and Non-Healing Wounds

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects over 8.5 million U.S. adults and it has a 5 times higher mortality rate than leading cancers. Stemming from fatty build-up, or atherosclerosis, in the arteries, PAD causes blood vessels in the limbs to narrow. This can significantly reduce blood flow which can lead … Continued

Why Wound Healing Awareness

Father’s Day Edition It was a hot and balmy day in Southern Nevada, as I was entering my last year of my undergraduate studies at the university, obviously not in science, when I learned that gangrene was not a disease that you only heard about in movies, but a real infection that plagues thousands of … Continued

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