Posts Tagged ‘wounds’

Thank You Veterans!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Memorial Day USA

Over the years in my nursing practice, I have had the opportunity to care for the wounds of countless numbers of veterans.  I am sad that I cannot remember all of their names.  However, there  is one common thread I do remember, if not for each one of these veterans I would not have the choice to be a nurse, the choice to practice wound care, or even the choice to write this blog.   Today, myself, Nancy and all of the staff at the Wound Care Education Institute want to say “Thank you” to each and every veteran and member of the US military forces for your courage and the sacrifices you have made for our country.  We also thank the families of the military for sharing their loved ones with us.  Our gracious thanks,….

Welcome to the Wound Care Education Institute blog!

Monday, March 9th, 2009

 

A few weeks ago while out in California for a seminar, Nancy took me out for a treat, my first visit to an IN-N-OUT Burger. Now if you have never been to an IN-N-OUT burger, the big secret is the simplicity of choices you have to make, there are only 3.  You can order a Number 1, a Number 2 or a Number 3, that’s it, no more options.  While sitting there eating my number 3, I was thinking how much easier it would be if wound care only had three choices, Treatment number 1 for necrotic wounds, treatment number 2 for infected wounds, and treatment number 3 for clean wounds.

Unfortunately choosing wound treatments is much more complicated. Each wound has its own attributes and is attached to a patient that has their own unique characteristics.  Add to that, the thousands of dressing options, tapes, cleansers, ointments, lotions, equipment, fillers, barriers, protectors, wraps, modalities . . . there is just no way these could ever be simplified down to 3 options. 

At WCEI, we realize the challenges faced by healthcare professionals in navigating through a maze of wound care products and regulations, all the while trying to make informed treatment recommendations.  We cannot narrow the options down to three choices for you, but it is our hope that this wound care blog will offer ideas and information that will keep you up to date with the latest and greatest wound management technologies and industry trends.

At WCEI, wound and skin care is our passion!  We live and breathe wound care 24/7!  If you feel like us, follow our blog and join us as we explore the WOUNDerful world of skin and wound care!

Donna Sardina

 

Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina

Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina