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Venous Ulcers By The Numbers

Sources: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are the most common type of ulcers found on the leg. They account for up to 90% of lower leg ulcers: Adeyi, Adeyemi, et al. “Leg Ulcers in Older People: A Review of Management.” British Journal of Medical Practitioners, vol. 2, no. 3, Sept. 2009, pp. 21–28., www.bjmp.org/content/leg-ulcers-older-people-review-management. Approximately 600,000 … Continued

Pressure Injuries By The Numbers

Sources: In the U.S., 2.5 million people develop pressure injuries annually: Sen, Chandan K. “Human Wounds and Its Burden: An Updated Compendium of Estimates.” Advances in Wound Care, vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 39–48, doi:10.1089/wound.2019.0946. Pressure injuries are the #1 cause of patient harm in a care facility “Pressure Ulcers Cost the Health … Continued

Diabetic Foot Ulcers By The Numbers

Sources: Every 30 seconds, a patient with diabetes requires an amputation: Richard JL, Schuldiner S. Epidémiologie du pied diabétique [Epidemiology of diabetic foot problems]. Rev Med Interne. 2008;29 Suppl 2:S222-S230. doi:10.1016/S0248-8663(08)73949-3 70% of all amputations are caused by Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Järbrink, Krister et al. “The humanistic and economic burden of chronic wounds: a protocol … Continued

Why Wound Care Matters

Sources: Every 4 seconds a patient develops a wound in the US: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/wound.2021.0026 Every 30 seconds a diabetic patient suffers an amputation: https://www.ajmc.com/view/diabetic-amputations-may-be-rising-in-the-united-states – https://www.avera.org/balance/wound-care/wound-healing-awareness-can-save-limbs–and-lives/ Diabetic patients have a 60% chance of death within 5 years of an amputation of a foot ulcer: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5755273 – https://www.ajmc.com/view/diabetic-amputations-may-be-rising-in-the-united-states 74% of patients are able to avoid amputation in … Continued

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

Luvo: Huddle Up!

“If you feel your center is not the well-oiled machine it could be, a morning huddle is the best way to get there.” – Christina Le, WCA CNO The first 15 minutes sets the tone for the rest of the day for you and your staff. Putting together a morning meeting used to mean coming … Continued

20 for 20: PG-13

Discover how to give your patients the experience they deserve in this week’s 20 for 20, from CEO Mike Comer.

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