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Background: The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic wounds is increasing. To apply PRP as a topical gel, initial activation of the platelets is required for…
Objective: At our large urban teaching hospital we care for a diverse population of ileostomy patients. Our practice initiative was to decrease readmissions for new ileostomates. Methods: …
Introduction: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) changes clinician reimbursement from a fee-for-service payment system to a fee-for-value system. Physicians are scored according…
Background: With the raised awareness and concern over antimicrobial resistance, medical-grade honey as a treatment modality has made a comeback, with increasing literature available on multiple…
Introduction: Incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) is a major concern with hospitalized patients and puts them at higher risk for skin breakdown and ulceration. Zinc oxide has been proven to…
Background: Pressure ulcers have been reported to be common particularly in the elderly or patients with mobility or cognitive impairments. Increased morbidity, mortality rates and healthcare spend…
Background: In today's rapidly changing healthcare arena, ensuring evidence based, efficacious practice can be challenging. Miniscule print on lengthy package inserts compounds this issue.…
Background: APN/PA fellowship programs work to make an impact on successful transition to practice of new graduates and long term retention. Objective: We hypothesize that by participating in a…
Background: Hospital acquired pressure ulcers are common in Intensive Care and are associated with adverse health outcomes, increased length of stay and high treatment costs. Cardiac Surgery patients…
Clinical Problem: Cellular- and tissue-based products (CTPs) provide many benefits to the well-prepared wound bed. Many CTPs have anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic properties, while simultaneously…
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