Wound

Blood pressure drugs could double as topical wound fix

Blood pressure drugs could double as topical wound fix

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A topical gel made from common blood pressure pills has been proven to speed the healing of chronic skin wounds in mice and pigs.

Ask the Treatment Expert about ... skin integrity meetings

Ask the Treatment Expert about ... skin integrity meetings

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How can we make our skin integrity meetings proactive and prevent pressure injuries?

Dermarite releases supplements

Dermarite releases supplements

DermaRite has released liquid protein supplements as part of its ProHeal line for wound recovery.

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Ask the treatment expert ... about measuring wounds

Ask the treatment expert ... about measuring wounds

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What is your advice about measuring wounds?

Noble Biomaterials renews relationship with KCI Manufacturing

Noble Biomaterials, Inc. announced it renewed an exclusive strategic relationship with KCI Manufacturing, an affiliate of Kinetic Concepts Inc., for the company's V.A.C.® GranuFoam Silver® Dressing.

Something's funny here: Newest treatments in wound care the focus of WOCN conference

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, perhaps better known widely as "Dr. Humor," will be the keynote speaker Sunday at the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society 43rd Annual Conference in New Orleans. Robertshaw, a recently retired professor of psychology and education who has researched and presented on the role of humor in patient care for more than 23 years, will speak on "The Healing Power of Humor."

Nursing home employees offer help in Haiti

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Seeing the devastation in Haiti "was emotionally destroying for me," said Ginette Sangosse, assistant director of nursing for the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services in Bronx, NY. Sangosse, who grew up in Haiti, returned last week to provide medical care.