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When Not To Use Advanced Wound Care Modalities

Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS | 9,470 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/2013

The statistics are alarming. The morbidity and mortality associated with lower extremity wounds are high, and we are constantly exposed to new options to help heal our patients. The toolbox for the wound care clinician has expanded exponentially in the past decade and it seems as though we are learning more and more daily about the basic science behind wound care.

Expert Insights On Wound Care Products

hmpadmin | 12,969 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2002

The array of wound care products can be quite astounding. Choosing the right product(s) for your patient can be difficult. With this in mind, our panelists, strongly emphasizing case-by-case management, share their experiences, success stories and caveats with certain wound care products. Read on for what five expert panelists had to say about treating neuropathic ulcers, when to use growth factors and the role of wet-to-dry dressings.Q: What wound care products do you use on the diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Case Studies In Palliative Wound Care

Martin E. Wendelken, DPM, RN, Lee Markowitz, DPM, and Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD | 48,583 reads | 0 comments | 06/29/2009

There may be instances when advanced therapies are contraindicated in elderly patients. In other instances, elderly patients with multiple comorbidities may be wary of the risks of surgical intervention for lower extremity wounds. Accordingly, these authors offer a variety of case studies that illustrate fundamental principles of palliative wound care.

Facilitating Improved Documentation In Wound Care

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM | 21,113 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2008

   Having effective and thorough documentation methods can enhance outcomes, improve efficiency and help reduce hurdles to timely reimbursement. These panelists draw on their experience to discuss exactly what one needs to document in charts and how to use technology to make documentation easier.

Q: What are the recommended methods for the wound care documentation?

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Wound Care Practitioners

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 6,711 reads | 1 comments | 12/10/2012

The 2012 presidential election has passed. Gone with it is any chance that I would expand my practice in the foreseeable future.

Inside Insights On Emerging Wound Care Modalities

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 9,080 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2006

Which emerging treatments show promise in treating lower-extremity wounds? Our expert panelists detail their usage of various wound care modalities, including topical antimicrobials and negative pressure wound therapy. They also take a look at what the future may bring for wound healing. Q: What new modalities do you use in the treatment of lower extremity wounds?

What You Should Know About Starting A Wound Care Clinic

Kazu Suzuki, DPM | 31,372 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/2008

   Establishing a wound care clinic can be a rewarding part of practice. These panelists draw on their wound care experience to discuss the essential clinical tools you need and also emphasize the importance of developing strong referral sources to help facilitate optimal outcomes for patients.

Q: What are the basic and bare minimum treatment modalities and tools you use daily in your wound care clinic?

Will Reimbursement Changes Adversely Affect Preventative Wound Care?

Lee C. Rogers, DPM | 13,663 reads | 1 comments | 01/27/2011

This author details recent changes to the CMS physician fee schedule and what lower reimbursement may mean for wound care centers and the high-risk patients they treat.

Expert Insights On Dispensing Wound Care Products In The Office

Animesh Bhatia, DPM, CWS | 20,270 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2010

Dispensing wound care products in the office can facilitate patient convenience, patient adherence and a better continuity of care that fosters improved outcomes. Accordingly, this author provides an overview of products that could be dispensed to patients in the office as well as insights on inventory management, coding and reimbursement.

Why I Made The Decision To Specialize In Wound Care

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 7,568 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2012

Welcome to my new blog. I am honored to share information, insights and ideas with my colleagues. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences with the readers of Podiatry Today, you will be encouraged and inspired in your efforts when treating patients affected with wounds of varying etiologies.