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Metro Atlanta medical supply giant sues competitor for false advertising
The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleges that British-based Smith& Nephew is falsely advertising its Allevyn Life wound dressings and putting users at risk for pressure ulcers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

New tool could ‘transform’ pressure ulcer risk assessment
A new tool that could transform risk assessment for pressure ulcers has been shown to be reliable when used by both expert and non-specialist nurses in hospitals and the community, according to the findings of an initial trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Duke School of Nursing to use Leaf wearable to study patient turning procedures
Researchers from the Duke University School of Nursing have launched a five-year study on pressure ulcer reduction powered by the Leaf Patient Monitoring System. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew tops Q2 estimates
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) beat the consensus sales forecast with its second-quarter results with emerging markets gaining at a double-digit clip, sending share prices up in London and New York today. The British orthopedics and wound care company posted profits of $324 million, or 37¢ per share, on sales of $2.34 billion for the three months ended July 1, amounting to profit growth of 34.4% on sales growth of 0.3%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 43¢. Analysts were looking for sales of $2.31 billion. “I am pleased with the first half of 2017, where our focus on execution...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California ’s most needy
A five-year Medicaid waiver program that infused billions of dollars into public hospitals prompted significant improvements in health care to California ’s neediest population — the poor and uninsured, according to an extensiveevaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Seventeen designated public hospitals participated in the $3.3 billion “pay-for-performance” experiment, including five University of California hospital systems and 12 county‐owned-and‐operated hospital systems. Collectively, these facilities serve more than 2 million patients every year, including most of the stat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acelity launches Prevena Duo NPWT system in US
Acelity said today it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the San Antonio, Texas-based company said, claiming it is the 1st such product of it’s kind. The system is designed to reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, including vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries. “SSIs encompass more than 20 percent of all HAIs and represent a significant burden both financially...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

Prevention of falls, malnutrition and pressure ulcers among older persons - nursing staff's experiences of a structured preventive care process - Lannering C, Ernsth Bravell M, Johansson L.
A structured and systematic care process for preventive work, aimed to reduce falls, pressure ulcers and malnutrition among older people, has been developed in Sweden. The process involves risk assessment, team-based interventions and evaluation of results... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts lowered infection rate in Pico wound therapy trial
This study underscores the importance of PICO single use NPWT in treating patients who have undergone a laparotomy. As surgeons, we are always looking for effective and cost efficient ways to treat patients, and this study demonstrates that PICO single use NPWT can significantly reduce both the incidence of surgical site infection and the length of stay, resulting in a potential reduction in healthcare costs,” Colin Peirce of Limerick, Ireland’s University Hospital said in a prepared statement. “This study is the latest addition of research that reinforces the importance of PICO Single Use NPWT and the si...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Collagenase Santyl(R) Ointment Advances Pressure Ulcers Through the Healing Process Faster, New Study Suggests
LONDON, May 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, welcomes the publication of a new research paper showing how pressure ulcers, when treated with Collagenase SANTYL... Biopharmaceuticals, Wound Care Smith & Nephew, Collagenase, SANTYL , pressure ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients still at risk from chronic nurse understaffing, says UNISON
Chronic understaffing across the NHS is putting patient lives at risk, according to UNISON’s UK-wide annual survey of nurses published today (Monday) at the start of its health conference in Liverpool. The 2017 survey found that the situation has not improved over the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents still saying wards are so understaffed that nurses cannot ensure safe, dignified and compassionate care. The report Ratios Not Rationing highlights how patient-to-nurse ratios are worst on wards for the acutely ill or injured. Here, more than two in five (41%) nurses are caring for eight or more peo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health care Health Care Service Group Conference 2017 NHS safe staffing Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA approvals to business expansion plans, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. BioTelemetry launches offer to acquire LifeWatch BioTelemetry and LifeWatch announced in an April 9 press release that the 2 companies have entered a transaction agreement that states BioTelemetry will launch a tender offer to acquire all shares of LifeWatch. The LifeWatch shareholders will receive either 10 Swiss francs in cash and 0.1457 shares of BioTelemetry stock per LifeWatch share or 8 Swiss francs in cash and 0.2175 shares of BioTelemetry stock per ...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Acelity BioTelemetry CollPlant LifeWatch MedTech Second Sight Sight Science Toshiba Medical Source Type: news

Gunshot injury paraplegics-a population dying a slow, irreversible, and expensive death-a viewpoint on preventing pressure ulcers - Chopra T, Kaye K, Sobel J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nurses at new specialist would care centre to trial app
A new specialist wound medicine centre, which recently opened in Kent, is to trial an innovative new digital application – or “app” – that should help nurses to monitor pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Senior Hampshire nurse recognised for tissue viability drive
Arlene Wellman, associate director of nursing at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is celebrating after winning a national award for a pressure ulcer reduction initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the Emergency Department The Incidence of Pressure Ulcers in the Emergency Department
How common are pressure ulcers in the ED?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Exclusive: Coroner warns of tissue viability nurse shortage
A senior coroner has voiced serious concerns about a lack of tissue viability nurses in Bedfordshire, after investigating the death of an elderly woman who died from sepsis caused by infected pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod to expand chronic wound treatment device trial
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA approval to expand and launch a pivotal trial of its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device chronic wound treatment device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. E-Qure said it won conditional approval in October 2016 to conduct the safety stage of the trial, and that the FDA approved a request to increase the number of institutions in the safet...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

In hospital error report, a lot of lost samples
One of the most common "adverse events" tracked by Minnesota hospitals is a simple one: Losing track of tissue samples from patients. The Star Tribune crunches the numbers from the latest state report on hospital errors, which increased slightly overall from 2015. Hospitals use the data to spot areas where they can improve care and avoid basic mistakes. The biggest categories this year were mistakes causing pressure ulcers (aka bedsores) and falls, but the relatively new category of lost biological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data from a University of Missouri School of Medicine study indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vomiting and blood results 'may indicate pressure ulcer risk'
A quick check for the presence of four symptoms, along with age and laboratory blood results, could help nurses identify patients most likely to be at risk from pressure ulcers, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Zinc-Coated Foam With NPWT for Treating Challenging Wounds Zinc-Coated Foam With NPWT for Treating Challenging Wounds
The use of zinc-coated foam in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy was shown to be a safe and effective option in the treatment of challenging wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS hospitals report ulcer reduction with scanner
A scanner device that can detect early damage that can lead to the formation of a pressure ulcer has been used successfully in NHS hospitals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BRH Medical Receives Patents in Both the USA and in China for Its Innovative Wound Healing Therapy
JERUSALEM, Nov. 8, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BRH Medical announced today that the USA and China issued patents for its innovative wound healing system for the treatment of Diabetic Leg Wounds, Venous Leg Ulcers, and Pressure Ulcers... Devices, Wound Care BRH Medical (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medic One Ambulance Discovers a Safer Way Lift
Location: Medic One Ambulance – Jonesboro, AR Provider:  Charles Jones, CCEMT-P, FP-C, AHLS Patient Event: Obese patient lying supine and in need of lift assistance > The Situation Immediately after training with the Binder Lift for the first time Charles Jones and his partner were dispatched on a 9-1-1 call that may have resulted in a much different outcome if dispatched an hour earlier. The patient was found lying supine on a bed located in the back room of an old mobile home. Three narrow doorways and three sharp turns stood between the patient and the stretcher. The patient had several comorbidi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 4, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news

Medic One Ambulance Discovers a Safer Way Lift
Location: Medic One Ambulance – Jonesboro, AR Provider:  Charles Jones, CCEMT-P, FP-C, AHLS Patient Event: Obese patient lying supine and in need of lift assistance > The Situation Immediately after training with the Binder Lift for the first time Charles Jones and his partner were dispatched on a 9-1-1 call that may have resulted in a much different outcome if dispatched an hour earlier. The patient was found lying supine on a bed located in the back room of an old mobile home. Three narrow doorways and three sharp turns stood between the patient and the stretcher. The patient had several comorbidi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 4, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
Final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) payment rates, effective January 1, 2017. Also updates the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, as well as the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP), and implements payment changes for performing Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 3, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod for bio-electrical signal wound therapy
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to conduct a clinical trial of its novel Bio-Electrical Signal Therapy device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. A U.S. trial of the device is slated to enroll 90 patients, with a required safety report set to be delivered after initiating the 1st 10 patients to protect from any severe safety issues. The tri...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

Indicators of health and safety among institutionalized older adults - Cavalcante ML, Borges CL, Moura AM, Carvalho RE.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence of mortality, diarrheal diseases, scabies and falls; and the prevalence of pressure ulcers - all of which are related to the safety ofinstitutionalized older adults. METHOD: This was a documentary retrospective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Nurses do research too, and here ’s why it matters
Think “scientific research” and one may imagine doctors, Ph.D.s or technicians toiling away in the lab. But many people don’t realize that nurses do research too.Laura Perry, communications director for the UCLA School of Nursing, and Amy Albin, senior media representative for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, spoke with Karen Grimley, chief nursing executive at UCLA Health and assistant dean in the nursing school, about why the concept of nurses as researchers may be surprising to some, although the work they do is vital to improving the health and well-being of patients. The discussion c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 20, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA-Cleared Bed Linens Engineered to Reduce Development of Pressure Ulcers
CINCINNATI, Sept. 16, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- No other preventable hospital complication occurs as frequently as pressure ulcers. In fact, patients who experience pressure ulcers are more likely to die during their hospital stay ... Devices, Product Launch Standard Textile, DermaTherapy, Pressure Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Negative pressure dressing shows healing promise
Incisional negative pressure wound therapy can improve wound healing and reduce complications following orthopaedic surgery, according to a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts Pico negative-pressure wound therapy in hip, knee surgeries
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) yesterday released results from a trial of its Pico negative-pressure wound therapy system used in orthopedic surgeries, touting reductions in wound exudate distributions, dressing changes and hospital stays. The 220-patient randomized, controlled trial was carried out over 12 months at the U.K.’s Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust comparing the Pico system with standard dressings on closed surgical incisions. Data from the study indicated a reduction in the probability of experiencing excessing lengths of stay with use of the Pico system when compared ...
Source: Mass Device - September 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Smith and Nephew Post-Operative Use of PICOTM Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Improves Predictability in Wound Healing and Reduces Complications Following Orthopaedic Surgery
LONDON--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces the publication of new clinical evidence highlighting improved patient outcomes following orthopaedic surgery.1 A ... Devices, Orthopaedic, Wound Care Smith & Nephew, PICO , Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Paralympics' Origin Story Is A Moving Lesson In Caring For The Forgotten
Less than a century ago, a spinal cord injury was considered something of a death sentence. Most people before World War II died within three years of sustaining one. And before death, they were mostly cast aside from society and forgotten, largely considered a lost cause. But something changed in 1944 when a doctor named Ludwig Guttmann opened the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Great Britain. A Jewish emigrant from Nazi Germany, Guttmann was a neurologist by trade who hoped to improve the general condition of paraplegics, and the Stoke Mandeville Hospital would become his center for helping those who sus...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Derma Sciences, Organogenesis tout Medicare reimbursement win
Updated to include more information, commentary from Organogenesis. Medicare administrative contractor National Government Services has retired previous coverage policies on cellular and tissue-based products, effective September 1st. The change will allow new coverages and reimbursement through Medicare for such products based on FDA labeling and packaging. Derma Sciences (NSDQ:DSCI and Organogenesis have said the changes will allow for their products to receive coverage and reimbursement for individuals covered under NGS. Approximately 24 million Medicare Part B beneficiaries are covered by NGS, ...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Medicare Regenerative Medicine Derma Sciences Inc. Source Type: news

Five Stars For CMS, A Federal Agency Standing Up For Healthcare Transparency
Yesterday I met a lovely, gracious woman who I’ll call Deborah. She confided a deeply distressing story about her experience in a hospital. Deborah’s mother was admitted for a minor procedure and, after suffering a cascading series of errors, ended up with bedsores so severe the bones were exposed. These are called stage 3 or stage 4 pressure ulcers—formally classified as“never events”—extremely dangerous, extraordinarily painful and often deadly wounds that are virtually 100% preventable. Deborah’s mom died shortly thereafter. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder Source Type: news

Skin treatment for infected pressure sores and superbugs could revolutionise hospital care
A CREAM which could make bacteria slide off the skin could revoutionise the fight against superbugs and painful pressure sores which affects millions of people in hospital every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust trains HCAs to spot early pressure ulcer signs
Healthcare assistants at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals are being trained to focus on spotting the early warning signs of pressure ulcers, under a new education programme. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pressure Sores
(Bedsores) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Integrated Healing Technologies raises $2m to support wound closure devices
Wound care device developer Integrated Healing Technologies raised $2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted today. Integrated Healing Technologies is developing negative pressure wound therapy devices for treating difficult to heal, or chronic, wounds. The company’s system works through removing biofilm, binding and removing pathogens from the wound site and removing exudate by applying negative pressure, according to its site. Current products from the company include the New Era I and New Era II negative pressure wound therapy pumps designed to deliver negative pressure and r...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Integrated Healing Technologies Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts Allevyn Life study of pressure ulcers
This study validates the need for a comprehensive, proactive, collaborative prevention programme in hospitals. Although it is difficult to isolate the effects of individual programme components, silicone foam dressings can complement an existing pressure ulcer prevention programme, and are believed to contribute to the reduction in HAPUs,” Eskenazi RN Rachel Culpepper said in prepared remarks. Additional components of the program included education and an extra focus on protocol adherence for patient care, the company said. The post Smith & Nephew touts Allevyn Life study of pressure ulcers appeared first on Mass...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Hospital Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Trust’s ‘big drive’ against pressure ulcers pays off
There has been a big reduction over the past year in the number of patients experiencing hospital acquired pressure ulcers in Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clenched fist injury complicated by septic arthritis and osteomyelitis treated with negative pressure wound therapy: one case report - Kilian M.
We reported a 30 years old man who suffered a bite wound of the right hand in a fight. Two days after the injury, he was admitted in emergency because of stab wound above the head of the third metacarpal bone. He presented the swelling, redness, pain and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Are You Getting the Best Health care? Evidence Says: Maybe Not
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Cultural imposition and pressure ulcer prevention
I have always been uncomfortable with the use of the term ‘blanch test’. The word ‘blanch’ means to turn white. Its origin probably stems from the French verb ‘blanchir’ which means to whiten, bleach or launder Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Dermatology Wound care Source Type: news

Nurses Cut Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers in HalfNurses Cut Rate of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Half
A nurse-led initiative reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by half, saving one hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

South coast nurse wins award for leg ulcer work
Clare Mechen, an advanced nurse practitioner and nurse manager from Dorset, has won a scholarship from the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation for her work on the community management of pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news