Pandemic has eroded patient safety gains, researchers argue
Feb 17, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly degraded the strides made over the last two decades in improving patient safety, particularly in long-term care, according to CMS and the CDC. In response, APIC has...
Pressure Injury Prevention Day observed with webinar and more Nov. 18
James M. Berklan
Nov 05, 2021
Providers are being offered a variety of free resources, including an educational webinar, to observe World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day on Nov. 18.
FDA approves pressure wound neurostimulation device
Sep 08, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has provided 510(k) clearance for Prelivia, a neurostimulation device developed by Rehabtronics that promotes healthy blood circulation and maintains healthy tissue in...
Blood coagulation issues and other COVID-19 manifestations can cause sometimes unavoidable skin injuries that appear to be pressure wounds. Clinicians should be aware of this when diagnosing and reporting...
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, November 19
Nov 18, 2019
New guidelines issued for treating, preventing pressure ulcers … Mexican American seniors at risk of pain-related frailty … High-protein diets may harm your kidneys … FDA OKs new antibacterial drug...
Clinical Briefs for Friday, September 6
Sep 05, 2019
Depression identified as genetic cause of 20 distinct diseases … For pressure ulcer prevention, expensive air mattresses have little benefit over specialist foam … Social networking sites affect nurses’...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, July 25
Jul 24, 2019
High rate of pressure ulcers, infections in residents discharged to SNFs from hospitals … Aggressive blood sugar lowering doesn’t benefit stroke patients … Senate bill would reduce drug costs for...
Pressure ulcers, infection rates high among residents discharged to SNFs after hospital: study
Jul 23, 2019
When nursing home residents return from a hospital stay, they are often developing preventable health problems, a new study finds.
Negative pressure, pig gut show promise for healing
Jun 06, 2019
Combining a porcine-based wound wrap with negative pressure wound therapy increased wound healing in a small group of patients with chronic, Stage IV pressure ulcers.
Government officials spending $2.5M for rapid deployment of bedsore-busting mattresses to SNFs
Mar 25, 2019
Nova Scotia’s long-term care facilities are receiving a massive investment meant to reduce pressure injuries and improve resident care.