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How can I help my wound heal? Every patient, caregiver, and wound specialist should know the DIMES Principle

Providing excellence in wound care and being a leader in healing wounds involves more than just slapping on a high-priced product and crossing our fingers. Wounds can vary in sizes, shapes, locations, and types. Is the wound located over a bone prominence, such as a heel or ankle? Then it may be indicative of pressure …

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PAD Awareness

Are you unable to walk 1-2 blocks without resting?  Do you experience cramping in your calves, legs or buttocks after a short walk? These may be signs of peripheral arterial disease, which affects more than 3 million people per year.  This occurs when the blood vessels in the body become narrowed and limit the amount …

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Creative Wound Healing

Creative Wound Healing

Having a wound can be a very frustrating, time consuming and potentially limb or life threatening event in one’s life. Every wound should decrease in size by at least 50% in one month. If this does not occur, it is important for the wound care team to reevaluate ways to optimize the patient’s ability to …

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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Every 1 second, an older adult falls. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall in the US. This does not include all those who are injured. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 older adults report falling each year. It is Easy to Prevent Falls: Make sure paths are well lit, consider …

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