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.
Whether the needs are physical, emotional or financial, literally everything we do and every decision we make affects patient care. Nick Jagodzinski, WCA's Atlantic Regional Clinical Coordinator, talks about the rule that guides our company.
A few years after his toes were amputated due to a diabetes-related infection, Doug Davie noticed a stubborn wound on the bottom of his right foot. Concerned about amputation, he visited the Rio Grande Hospital wound center for an evaluation. After several months of specialized treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Davie's wound has completely healed and he's returned to his normal everyday activities. Meet Mr. Davie and the dedicated wound care team at Rio Grande Hospital in rural Colorado.
Meet Margaret Mack, the woman behind the curtain! As our Luvo Liaison for the Atlantic Region, she helps our partners and patients get the most out of their wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy programs.
One of the most important members of the wound care team is the Program Director (PD), the person who leads day-to-day operations and is responsible for the overall success of a wound center program. In this video, PD Svetlana Carovski shares her insights.
Sometimes complexities arise when running a wound care and hyperbaric medicine program because of knowledge or resource deficits. Wound Care Advantage offers a 20 Point Onsite Assessment and offers a recommended roadmap for implementing positive changes.
National Doctors' Day was created to recognize the contributions of physicians to individuals and communities. This date marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Dr. Crawford Long used sulfuric ether to anesthetize a patient and painlessly excised a tumor from his neck.
Shortly after I founded Wound Care Advantage more than 15 years ago, Bob Trautman, CEO of Lancaster Community Hospital, took a chance on us. He signed our first wound center contract and we started what became a long and rewarding partnership.