A recent study from Indeed revealed that U.S. workers are making dramatic career shifts, and nearly 88 percent of those who take the leap say they are happier after making their move. For Mary Brightwell, her career change began at age 46 when she transitioned from grocery store bookkeeper to wound care nurse and clinical manager. Here’s her story.
Providers of specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine are adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. COO Rylan Smith answers common questions from wound care providers looking to successfully navigate the pandemic and move forward.
As the Covid-19 epidemic continues, our wound center partners find themselves navigating an entirely new landscape. Randy Brooker, President of Center Operations, has managed wound care and hyperbaric medicine programs for over 15 years. He's also a certified hyperbaric technologist and former educator for various hyperbaric courses. Here, he answers common questions about Covid-19 and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States. In most cases, it begins with the development of a diabetic foot ulcer but the patient does not see or feel the wound. It's critical to seek treatment for non-healing wounds early because a life-threatening infection can develop very quickly. Here's how one patient was able to save his foot with help from the Wound Healing Center at Clark Memorial Health.
It's Wound Healing Awareness Month, a time to recognize the challenges experienced by individuals with chronic wounds and to raise public awareness about the benefits of specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
Our clinical team is working very closely with partners across the country and implementing extra safety protocols, including telemedicine, to ensure safety and prevent ER visits. Whether your patient rings the healing bell in the clinic or at home, WCA has your back.
Once COVID-19 seems to be in the rearview mirror, healthcare service organizations will need to offer realistic, relevant assistance to their patients and communities. This crisis can buckle and break us, or it can be the catalyst in which a phoenix of ideas rises from the ashes to build a stronger "after."
Wound care remains an essential service that prevents hospital admissions and ER visits among a fragile group of patients at high risk of COVID-19. We've created a video series to help our wound care industry colleagues adapt and respond.
Also referred to as skin substitutes, cellular and tissue-based products (CTPs) include non-autologous human skin grafts, non-human skin substitute grafts, and biological products that form a sheet scaffolding. They're increasingly being used in the wound care clinic for the treatment of non-healing wounds including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and venous ulcers. In order to ensure optimal patient care and a smooth insurance reimbursement process, it's important for wound care clinicians to strive for accurate documentation when using CTPs. Christina Le, CNO and Nick Jagodzinski, Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, offer five helpful tips to help you avoid claim denials.
'Tis the season for multiple celebrations - and plenty of culinary temptations! It's important for your patients - especially those with diabetes - to be extra mindful of their dietary intake during the holidays. Here are some healthy holiday eating tips for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients.
Back in 2011, our CEO Mike Comer wrote a blog post about whether to rent or buy a hyperbaric chamber for an outpatient wound care program, and that post continues to generate interest to this day. Since that time, our industry has experienced many changes, but the interest and need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is still very much alive.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. How are we doing? The good: Cigarette use is down. The bad: The consumption of nicotine in other forms is rising. And that's not good for wound care patients.