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Mar
04

Part 2: Evaluation and Management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Classification of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Wagner Grading System

Evaluation and management of the diabetic foot ulcer: Wagner grading system

There are many scales that attempt to classify diabetic foot ulcers, but few have been validated and none have demonstarated prognistic reliabilty or accuracy with regard to healing a DFU. Some scales focus on anatomy (depth of ulcer), some include vasular assessment, and others include the presence or absence of infection.

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Mar
01

Part 3: Preparing the Patient for Wound Care

Part 3: Preparing the Patient for Wound Care

This is the third and final installment in the series about how to prepare your patient for wound care treatment.

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Mar
01

Part 2: Preparing the Patient for Wound Care

Preparing The Patient For Wound Care

This is the second in the series about how to prepare your patient for wound care treatment. In Part 1 we covered Transfers, Patient Comfort, Pain Scales; if you missed Part 1, you can read it here 

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Nov
23

Black Friday Sale Is Open! (save on all wound care courses)

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If you've been thinking of taking a training course to become certified in wound care (or need a refresher) - now is a great time to take action!

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Mar
26

Video Lesson: The Explosion of Chronic Wounds in the U.S.

This short video lesson taught by Dr. Michael White, MD, UHM, MMM, CWS discusses the explosion of chronic wounds within the U.S. and the opportunity for wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinics to serve more patients.

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Or use the following link to watch the video https://youtu.be/4H1rXuKZEEo

 

Learn more at the 2-day workshop hosted by Wound Care Education Partners, The Business of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Find all details and registration information here https://woundeducationpartners.com/live-courses/upcoming-courses/the-business-of-wound-care-and-hyperbaric-medicine/300-the-business-of-wound-care-and-hyperbaric-medicine-planning-your-clinic-s-long-term-success-north-palm-beach-fl.html

Accreditation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Feb
28

Problem Wounds - "E" Edema

Case study - Edema

History: This patient presents to the wound care clinic with a history of alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and congestive heart failure. Patient states that her legs are prone to swelling. 

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Oct
16

Job Opening in Delaware - Physician - Wound Care - Full-time

PHYSICIAN - WOUND CARE (FT)

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Sep
10

How Key Are Front Office Operations To The Wound Clinic Business?

Have you thought about the impact of the front office operations in the success, health, and growth of your wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinic?

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Jan
14

[Video] Debridement: Learn How, When, and Why

[Video] Debridement: Learn How, When, and Why

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Oct
30

FAQs: Diabetes and Wound Care 21-Day Challenge

Today is a special blog post, not our normal format. That said, as you may know, we are co-hosting a 21-Day Diabetes and Wound Care Challenge with Best Publishing Company. Registration for the 21-Day Diabetes and Wound Care Challenge opened on Wednesday and it has been very well received! There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm among our colleagues! Have you accepted the challenge?

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Oct
29

Question: How should I manage a patient that has a low pre-Hyperbaric treatment blood sugar?

Ideally, an HBO program should have a detailed policy for the diabetic patient and the immediate steps that one should take to elevate the patient’s blood sugar. However, for the patient who has a recurring problem with blood sugars that are less than the recommended pretreatment level, there are several options. One option is to contact the managing physician and explain the need for relaxed glycemic control while receiving hyperbaric therapy.

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May
15

Question: I am currently a DMT and would like to take the course(s) necessary for the CHT certification. Which courses will lead me in that direction?

We recently recieved this question from a prospective student. If you find yourself asking this same question, read on to learn the course of action we recommend.

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Feb
04

Cardiac Surgery and Hyperbarics

Cardiac Surgery and Hyperbarics

Question. What sparked the dawn of the modern hyperbaric era?

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Jan
28

Wound Dressing Selection

Question: Patients present to the wound care practitioner in a myriad of ways, how does the practitioner decide how to manage the wound?

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Eric vanBok
Excellent information! Keep it coming
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Jan
22

Winter Weather: A Barrier to Treatment

Question: Each winter many hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients have difficulty getting to their scheduled treatments due to inclement weather. What recommendations do you have for helping keep patients' treatment schedules on track when the weather is a barrier to treatment?

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