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Staging Wounds: Pressure Ulcer vs Pressure Injury

On April 13th 2016 the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury. This...

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Prolonged Pressure: A Key Factor in Wound Development

Recall last week’s blog when we began our discussion on the factors that cause wounds. Extrinsic factors are what we as therapists can address in...

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How To Identify What Causes Wounds [in LTC Setting]

We talked about the prevention of wounds in last week’s blog and the importance of trying to prevent it before it happens. But sometimes the...

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Clinical Benefits of Comfort Company Wheelchair Back Supports on Power

When choosing equipment for the end user, we have to look at where they are today in their physical condition, and we have to consider the prognosis....

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What Wounds in the Nursing Home Can End Up Costing You

Nursing home residents are at high risk for skin breakdown and wound development due to age related changes, multiple co-morbidities and prolonged...

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Accessible Travel Made Easy with brettapproved™

WHAT IS BRETTAPPROVED™?

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5 Common Mistakes Made When Pressure Mapping Wheelchair Cushions

A pressure map is a tool often used in seating evaluations and/or fittings to assess the downward pressures of a seated surface. It is simply a pad...

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4 Reasons to Pressure Map Wheelchair Cushions

As a therapist I am used to having tools to measure or evaluate my patients’ physical status and environmental conditions. These tools give me a...

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WHEELCHAIR CUSHIONS: Healing Pressure Ulcers by Addressing SHEAR

We have a problem. There are 2.5 million pressure ulcers each year in the US (Reddy et al 2006). Fifty percent of all admissions and eight percent of...
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Using Shear Reduction to Fight Pressure Ulcers

 
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