Nursing homes could save money and improve resident skin care by using disposable wash gloves rather than giving traditional soap-and-water bed baths, according to results from a study in the Netherlands.
All clinicians can fall into one or more categories labeled preventer, predictor and promoter, but I suggest each has a primary role in skin and wound care and wound healing.
An initiative that should be top of mind for facilities is the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), an extension of the Affordable Care Act that is focused on improving quality of care for residents.
Are you aware of any type of fecal containment system that may assist us with very loose stools that keep contaminating sacral ulcers?
French researchers recently identified the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in maintaining skin cells and skin healing in advanced years. The discovery could lead to new innovations in wound care and skin-integrity preservation, they say.
Providers with proactive approaches to catching wound development early find the most success. Foresight and diligence are needed to make it all work
Silverchair Learning Systems has partnered with DermaRite to provide online skin care courses via Silverchair's Learning Management System. The partnership offers skin-, and wound care- related information. DermaRite Customers will gain a one-stop shop for training on best practices and reporting/tracking to ensure continuing education and compliance, according to both firms.