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  1. Terrible infection in pts foot
    In my experience I have seen patients with similar wounds and situations that you are describing heal and I have seen others who have not. This persons chances of healing depend on the control of his...
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  2. wound vacs, NWPT what do you like?
    I do know that KCI has studies comparing the two therapies. I have personally used both and do not like the S&N version. I had a patient who had a wound that got worse after the LTC facility refused...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. when to muscle flap?
    My first question is why would this resident need a muscle flap if the wounds are progressing well with a wound vac? There are several factors you must consider prior to deciding if it is time for...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. New Treatment Nurse
    There are several resources out there. The best place to start is with your sales reps. Healthpoint, KCI, Smith and Nephew all have online free educational tools. All sales reps usually have...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Advice for new ADON
    Hello all, I have been out of a job for a while and even though I had applied at a lot of facilities the only place I was interviewed and offered a job was a local nursing home. I had to take the...
    Feb 8, '09
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. It's time.....let's talk support hose, shall we?
    As a wound care nurse I can tell you that you definately need support hose as we are more prone to venous stasis disease. A good support hose can help prevent that. If you are starting to experience...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Should this situation be referred to a WOC nurse?
    As a wound care nurse I can tell you that yes your grandpa should be seen by a wound care nurse. While the burn nurses are experienced with wounds resulting from burns they are probably not very...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. East TN
    There are only 2 associate degree programs that I know of in the area. One is at Northeast State www.northeaststate.edu and the other is at Walters State Community College which is about 45 minutes...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  9. someone please clarify stage and tx
    Being in a hospital is helpful in that you usually have better access to things. Just let me know if you need any more help.
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. need advice
    I know here in TN you would make more money being an EMT than a CNA. I guess the path you take depends on what your goals for the future are. If there is a VA hospital near you I would check there...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. new membaer
    It is very important to understand the patients lifestyle and living situation so that you can eliminate barriers to wound healing. You must also look at the patients past medical history,...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. a "bad" wound
    Nutrition is important to consider. Could this be a kennedy terminal ulcer? They typically occur when a patient is getting near the end of life. If the wound is infected you could try using 1/4...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. study or work first
    I think it is important to have some exposure in wound care before taking certification exams. Some exams require at least 1 year in wound care before taking the exam. I personally worked at a wound...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. someone please clarify stage and tx
    Silvadene is an antimicrobial but it is somewhat unique in that it will penetrate necrotic tissue. It is not a debrider but can be used when there is necrotic tissue present in an infected wound. I...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. Resume Question
    Yes you should include all work experience. Even though it might seem unimportant to you it is valuable information. For example I worked at a day care when I was going through college the first time...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. someone please clarify stage and tx
    First things first. Wound care is not like any other part of nursing in that there is not a set treatment for each type of wound. Most wounds will require a treatment plan to be adjusted multiple...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Diapers, good or bad?
    The reason I do not recommend diapers are that most hold moisture and stool against the skin causing a multitude of problems from yeast, to excoriation, and ultimately ulcers. Most staff members do...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Yeah!!!!
    The easiest thing to do is to call the largest hospital near you. Most all large hospitals have a wound care nurse. You can either ask if they have a wound care center or ask to speak with the wound...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Which wound care certification
    I will tell you that both the CWS and CWOCN exams are very, very difficult exams especially for someone who does not have a lot of experience. They cover a lot of material all the way from the...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Jobs in Johnson City, TN area
    I did apply at Gentiva about 2 weeks ago but never heard anything. I appreciate your words of encouragement. I think I am just getting frustrated because even though I know I did the right thing by...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  21. Jobs in Johnson City, TN area
    I have checked with the VA and they do not have any openings in their wound care clinic. I have also submitted my resume to multiple home health agencies but haven't had any luck their either. There...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  22. Jobs in Johnson City, TN area
    Hello all, I had to resign from my previous position due to being asked to do things that were against the nurse practice act. Long story short I have been looking for another job without much...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing


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