What do a nursing home resident's skin and a fruit fly's exoskeleton have in common? At first glance, not much. But it turns out that both are essentially a mesh of macromolecules that share similar signaling traits.
Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.
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MediPurpose, a manufacturer and distributor of medical products, has launched a wound care customer program called ValuePlus.
Manual processes for crushing pills is no longer working, but changes in technology provide solutions for providers.
An effective, interdisciplinary approach to wound care can reduce rehospitalizations and help facilities avoid litigation, experts said in a webcast on the final day of the McKnight's Online Expo.
The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo begins today. The event kicks off with five CE-approved webcasts today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday). Webcast topics include finding capital, wound care, handling Immediate Jeopardy issues, MDS 3.0 and the use of computer avatars in the long-term care setting.
No travel is required to take part in the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo, which starts Wednesday. Simply register for free online and join the expo from the comfort of your own computer.
Each week brings more examples of nursing homes fined for Immediate Jeopardy citations. The latest high-profile cases have involved pressure sore care and a resident engaging in inappropriate touching, showing how broadly providers have to look to create effective policies around Immediate Jeopardy.
Across the country, nursing homes and other long-term care organizations are exploring the relationship between cost and quality of care. The challenge is to find a viable solution for problems such as wound care.
Nobody should pass up the opportunity to have a nationally respected professional expert visit his or her office. The chance to get six in there in a short amount of time? Outrageous. Yet, it's going to happen.
Providers with proactive approaches to catching wound development early find the most success. Foresight and diligence are needed to make it all work
When is face-to-face contact with a resident not such a good idea? When an avatar can do better. That's just one lesson researchers like Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., are proving. Bickmore is an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University.
The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five CE-approved webcasts on March 20 and 21. Expo participants can also take advantage of the online exhibition hall to connect with vendors and get insight into the latest products.
A recent breakthrough could lead to more effective treatments for tenacious wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, according to a report in the journal Nature Chemistry.
Research supported by general industry consensus shows successful wound care management in long-term care cannot be achieved by a singular effort. Building highly effective and functional teams means taking a well-designed, multidisciplinary approach, backed by solid leadership and smooth collaboration. Here's how to do it.
Golden Living announced in January it reached a settlement totaling more than $613,000 with the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and the state of Georgia.
The role of avatars in senior care settings will be addressed during the 2013 McKnight's Online Expo technology session.
Covidien will make more of its cotton-based wound care products at its Augusta, GA, locating. The move is part of an effort to prevent possible supply shortages.
Uluru announced that its Altrazeal Blister Pack is now available for the treatment of chronic wounds. Altrazeal is a scientifically engineered transforming powder dressing that incorporates Nanoflex Aggregate technology to promote the healing of exuding wounds.
Golden Living announced Wednesday it has reached a settlement deal totaling more than $613,000 with the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and the state of Georgia.
Hartmann USA recently unveiled a brochure that explains the benefits of using its first silver product, Sorbalgon Ag wound care dressing.
Smith & Nephew announced the closing of the acquisition of privately-held Kalypto Medical Inc. The acquisition helps bolster Smith & Nephew's Negative Pressure Wound Therapy portfolio. Kalypto Medical makes the NPD 1000, a portable, ambulatory NPWT system. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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.
An expert who presented at last week's McKnight's Online Expo nailed it: Wound care cases land in court largely because too many providers are relying on verbal agreements or instructions between residents, families and staff.
Document, document, document: That's the key to avoiding costly wound care mishaps in a nursing facility, an attorney told McKnight's Online Expo participants Thursday.
Providers from around the country are already making the sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo the most successful version yet. They have signed up in record numbers for the virtual trade show, which takes place next Wednesday and Thursday from the comfort of wherever your computer can get an Internet connection.
More registrants than ever are prepping for the fifth annual McKnight's Online Expo, which kicks off Wednesday and Thursday at a keyboard near you.
The sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo is almost ready to begin. More than 20 industry vendors will exhibit at this annual event, which runs March 21-22. Attendees again will be able to earn up to five free NAB-approved continuing education (CE) credits. Free registration is ongoing at McKnights.com or by clicking here. A record number of professionals have attended and earned thousands of CEs during the past three years. The virtual trade show will get operators up-to-speed on the hottest topics in long-term care: payment, capital, technology, wound care and quality.
The McKnight's Online Expo returns for a sixth successful year with five educational webcasts March 21 and 22. After a successful debut last year, a series of six affiliated monthly "Super Tuesday" webcasts again will follow.