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  1. LPN's in wound care?
    Wounds, wound healing, and lack of healing are wonderful opportunities to sink our teeth into more education, etiologies, and the extrinsic and intrinsic factors that accompany wounds. After 2 years...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Canadian Foot Care Nurses
    Hi Everyone, I am interested in how many Canadian foot care nurses are on here? I am in B.C, and, just finished my foot care course. I am interested in what people are using drills besides...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. Odourous wound
    Nettie01, Re: Malodorous wounds: It is in an atypical location: how long has it been there, and, has it been biopsied? Does it present with signs and symptoms of a Neoplastic process? (...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. When to remove steri-strips
    Hi Swiss Miss28, Glad you posted! Skin tears, and the treatment of them is a particular interest to me. In addition to working in a Outpatient Wound Clinic I also work LTC. I have some easy,...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Wound Care Clinic Internship Information
    Hi Fannies's Mom, I am glad you found the post helpful; I work in a teaching outpatient Wound clinic and recognize the value and importance of education and resources :) What I found helpful,...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Wound Care Clinic Internship Information
    dbella24, Hi :) How exciting for you! I work in a specialized wound care clinic and it has changed me as a Nurse, and my practice- dramatically. Read up on the etiology and treatment of these...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. PA didn't use sterile technique, then said it wasn't a sterile procedure!
    I encourage you to read the research and efficacy around using clean vs sterile technique and well as using regular tap water for cleaning as opposed to n/s etc. The Johanna Briggs Institute has...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. Pressure ulcer patient with PAD
    Hi jmn126, When addressing ulcers with an etiology of PAD there are a handful of very important things to address: 1) offloading, offloading dressing, and footwear review with an Orthotist or...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Cystoscopy Clinic
    I just got hired for an out patient Cystoscopy Clinic. I have no previous experience in this area, needless to say I am very excited and nervous. I have been doing a lot of reading, You Tube...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Athabasca Post LPN to RN - How long did it take you?
    Hi All, I am in B.C and looking at the program as well :) Nice to know a pod of us are all going through AU! I would love to keep in touch; I have not yet applied due to a general hesitancy I...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  11. Books/Literature for New Grad RN in Burn Unit
    I read and loved "Burn Unit: Saving Lives After The Flames" by Barbara Ravage. I read it before I trained on the Burn Unit and found that it really provided a great Nursing perspective. There are...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  12. LPN's in wound care?
    Hi kwest99, I am an LPN that works in LTC, Neuro Rehab, and a Specialized Wound Care Clinic. My advice as to how to deepen your knowledge, experience, and confidence around wounds is a...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. How to break into wound care nursing.
    Hi Tarryn, I am also in B.C; where are you? PM me!
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Sending MD pictures of wounds on cell phone?
    Hi Everyone, Wow- I think that we have really gotten away from Confidentiality! Where I work, at a Wound Clinic, the patient has to sign a consent form; this is regardless of it being " just...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. septic and aseptic wound dress-room differences
    Hi tariq_ze, Can you please clarify if you mean aseptic, sterile, or clean? Are you asking about the protocol for dressing changes? May I ask: What information are you seeking; and then perhaps...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Pressure ulcers on buttocks
    Hi mymarie, How long have the stage 2 been there, and, are they getting worse or staying the same? Is she incontinent, or cathed? Is she mobile or w/c dependent? Has o/t been involved to evaluate...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Pain meds and control for severe post concussion symptoms
    Hi Everyone, I am new to Neuro Nursing,in fact, I am just orientating as well. To add to that I am also dealing with my hubby having a TBI Left Hemi; it happened a month ago. My question...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  18. Certification for RN not BSN?
    Hi Redfoxglove, Are you Canadian or American? If you are Canadian I know of several wonderful programs ranging from a few months all the way to a Master's in Wound Science- which my co worker has!...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. skin tear stings, decubitus does not?
    Hi, I meant to say that a skin tear, pressure ulcer, excoriation, incontinent associated dermatitis etc all have different causes and often accidentally interchanged and mis- labelled. :)
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. skin tear stings, decubitus does not?
    Hi Everyone, In regard to staging pressure ulcers; once it is staged it is always referred to as a Stage 2,3,4 etc. If it is healing it is a healing stage 2, 3 or 4. It can take years for the...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. Do any other hospitals have PSWs?
    Hi, Here in B.C they are all over the hospitals; all sorts of units.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  22. Deciphering between Eschar and Slough
    HHnurse22, Where is the wound; and how are you treating it? I would describe it as hard adherent slough. Where I work the wounds are constantly "de roofed" exposing lots of soft slough etc....
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. Getting used to it
    Hi, Yes, probably...that being said we all have our area that may still gross us out! Mine is respiratory mucous, phlegm etc...eeeww BUT you gotta do what ya gotta do! For me, I know most...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. International Travel nursing for  Canadian LPN's
    Silverdragon102, Thank-you, I figured that would be the case.
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  25. International Travel nursing for  Canadian LPN's
    Hi Everyone, I have been trying to find info on LPN's working in India, Asia etc...Something different, I am always looking at great opportunities for learning! Does anybody have any...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration


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