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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Pressure Injury Staging Jun 4th, 2020

My first-ever clinical exposure to a pressure injury happened about 30 years ago, when I was a paramedic. We transported a patient from a nursing home to a hospital. After getting his vital signs, I did a quick skin survey, and saw two huge holes over his hip bones. I...

Ulcers vs. Wounds Jun 4th, 2020

A common question I get asked in the clinic is: “What’s the difference between ulcers and wounds?” The answer depends on who you ask. The simplest definition is that wounds are acute, and ulcers are chronic. If you cut yourself on your car door, that’s a wound. If it gets...