Donna Boyer, RN, WCC

Donna Boyer, RN, WCC is a frequent contributor to RN Journal with 3 articles published to date.

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Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

Tags: improvements patient care patient outcomes standard of care wound care

By applying the principles of Moist Wound Healing we can provide patients with excellent wound care while saving precious nursing time and resources.

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Why Skin Tears Are a Big Deal

Why Skin Tears Are a Big Deal

Tags: cellulitis dermatitis pressure ulcers reduced wound healing skin skin infections skin tears

Skin tears are the most common skin injury in the older population, but can occur in patients of all ages. It's important that clinicians are skilled at identifying individualized risk factors, interventions for prevention and the application of the most appropriate topical treatment.

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Clinical Considerations for Patients with Active Clostridium difficile Infection

Clinical Considerations for Patients with Active Clostridium difficile Infection

Tags: Active Clostridium difficile Infection infection wound care

This article addresses the probable significant environmental Clostridium difficile (c. difficile) spore contamination that occurs when patients with active C. difficile infection are utilizing low air loss mattress therapy. We site published works that have proven environmental contamination exists in the absence of low air loss therapy. We assert that by virtue of the mechanism of action of low air loss surfaces, significantly increased environmental soiling is inevitable. Therefore, the risk of spreading infection is significantly increased. We are calling for additional research to determine the extent of increased contamination that occurs when low air low therapy is used on patients with active C difficile infection.

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