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Fungal Wound Infections: Identification, Treatment, and More

By Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, CDCES

Some clinicians generally think of bacteria as the sole pathogen for chronic wounds. But another culprit to consider when dealing with delayed wound healing is the presence of fungi that lead to fungal wound infection. Romney Humphries, Ph.D., ABMM, professor and medical director of clinical microbiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, shared […]

Hospice Wound Care: 3 Strategies for Better Patient Outcomes

By Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, CDCES

Providing wound care for hospice patients is an important aspect of delivering comprehensive, end-of-life care. While some hospice services have wound care specialists on staff or access to on-call, contracted wound care services, others do not. Hospice providers without wound experts on staff often try to manage patients’ wounds on their own, said Joni Brinker, […]

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