Posts by Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, CDCES
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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, […]

Reduce Pressure Injuries When Prone Positioning COVID-19 Patients With ARDS

By Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN, CDCES

As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, there is an increased awareness of the practice of placing patients in prone positioning versus supine positioning. Prone positioning is important when patients are experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a risk for those who have the virus. Prone therapy is not new, however. “Critical-care nurses have known […]

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