Wound Care Resource Center

Detecting Wound Infections

When using traditional culture methods, it takes labs 24 to 72 hours to detect the presence of an infection in a wound. Culture swabs collected from wounds are incubated, but the tests aren’t always 100% accurate. A wound infection isn’t always detected, and the…

Wound Care Warriors

The staff of Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at MidState Medical Center, Meriden, Conn., cares for a unique patient population, and many have hardships that make compliance with goals for their care extremely difficult. We treat each patient as an individual and work…

Self-Adaptive Wound Care

Caring for chronic wounds often consumes a large part of a nurse’s workday. We strive to provide better treatment for our patients. But like physicians, we have little education and training specific to wound care. We often learn it through trial and error. Meanwhile,…

Quality Indicators in Wound Care

Wound care is an interdisciplinary area of medicine that relies on the collaborative expertise of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists and social workers. Moving forward, healthcare professionals will need to ensure that all patients with wounds are offered consistently high-quality care. The Centers for…

Promoting Progressive Healing

Chronic nonhealing wounds, such as venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers are serious unmet medical needs that effect a patient’s morbidity and mortality. Factors that inhibit wound closure and healing are bacterial load, biofilm, presence of dead tissue or foreign bodies, deficiency…

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