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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Filling the Pressure Injury Gaps in Awake-Proned Patients When COVID-19 hit the scene with a vengeance, healthcare workers were confronted with numerous challenges. It was a new virus presenting differently from person to person. While some patients required intubation right off the bat, others showed clear signs of hypoxia (low oxygen) without any indication of…
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May is National Nurses Month!

Not only is this the Year of the Nurse, but May is also an entire month dedicated to honoring nurses, EMS, and critical care practitioners for all they do. Their selfless service to their patients and community is deeply appreciated, and there are tons of ways to show them how much they’re valued! Turn Your…
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The Gluteal Cleft Dilemma

Have you been challenged by the skin breakdown that occurs in the gluteal cleft of some patients? WOCNs are highly skilled and trained at identifying moisture-related skin breakdown in this area. However, it occurs that some obese patients have buttock tissue so firm that a caregiver cannot separate the gluteal cleft for skin integrity evaluation…
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Deep Dive into the ‘Boggy’ Heel

Boggy Heels. Where did that term even come from? To understand what a ‘boggy heel’ is and how it possibly relates to the development of pressure injuries, why not start with the definition of a bog. A bog is described as a wet ground too soft to support a heavy body. Now, in medical terms,…
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