Category Archive: Offloading

Putting the Pressure on to Take it Off: Pressure sores are preventable

December 9, 2016

Pressure injuries the ‘scarlet letter’ of patient care Date: December 8, 2016   Author: Karen Palmer, Maureen Taylor & Joshua Tepper Linda Murphy visited her mother-in-law regularly at her nursing home, noting she was becoming more isolated as her Alzheimer’s disease advanced. She was already mostly bedridden after breaking both hips in two separate falls. But Murphy never looked at her mother-in-law’s skin. “I never made a habit of checking her feet or legs,” says Murphy, who lives in Ottawa. “We were…

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Following the Evidence for Total Contact Casting as First-Line Treatment of DFUs in the Wound Clinic | Today’s Wound Clinic

October 29, 2016

Source: Following the Evidence for Total Contact Casting as First-Line Treatment of DFUs in the Wound Clinic | Today’s Wound Clinic

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New List of Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada – Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

September 21, 2015

Source: New List of Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada – Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

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A Call to Arms for Feet: IWGDF and IDF lay out renewed initiative to combat diabetic foot disease in Lancet paper

August 21, 2015

Renewed Call to Better Treat Diabetic Foot Disease Worldwide Pam Harrison August 18, 2015   1 comment Print Email   EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS Hyperbaric Oxygen for Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Useless or Useful? Progress Stalled in Diabetic Foot Ulcers; Major Unmet Need Diabetic Foot: A Cinderella Condition, Needs Team Approach   RELATED DRUGS & DISEASES Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus     Diabetic foot disease is not a one-doctor disease, and the most important challenge facing healthcare systems today…

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What we put on a DFU not as important as what we take off

April 20, 2015

Study: Topical platelet growth factor does not improve healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

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GEs New Multi-Parameter Probe to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

March 20, 2015

GEs New Multi-Parameter Probe to Prevent Pressure Ulcers.

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