Skin Care

'Washing without water' is more efficient and improves outcomes versus traditional bed bathing, nursing home study finds

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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.

Exploring and implementing the 3 Cs of skin and wound care

Exploring and implementing the 3 Cs of skin and wound care

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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.

QAPI: Avoiding the cost of non-compliance

QAPI: Avoiding the cost of non-compliance

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.

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

Ask the care expert ... about fecal containment systems

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Are you aware of any type of fecal containment system that may assist us with very loose stools that keep contaminating sacral ulcers?

New skin-healing findings may benefit LTC residents

New skin-healing findings may benefit LTC residents

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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.

Wounds happen

Wounds happen

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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 partners with DermaRite Industries

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.

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