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Wound Care Learning Network presents Pressure Injuries in a Post-Acute Care Facility

Spotlight Interview Martin Burns, CEO, Bruin Biometrics (BBI) WCLN Editor The Wound Care Learning Network had the opportunity to talk with Martin Burns, CEO of Bruin Biometrics, about his perspectives on the terminology controversy with pressure ulcers/injuries, the updated National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel Guidelines, and much more. Full Interview


Feasibility of a Novel Smart Surface System for Monitoring Patients at risk of Pressure Injuries in a Post-Acute Care Facility Nicola Waters, PhD; Kevin Woo, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), FAPWCA Prevention protocols that rely on intermittent physical assessment of mobility, temperature, and humidity limit the ability of care providers to identify risk levels, deliver personalized care, and measure the effectiveness of interventions. The authors compared continuous sensor monitoring by a noninvasive smart surface to nurses’ intermittent physical assessment of parameters related to skin integrity. Full Abstract

Real-time Positioning Among Nursing Home Residents Living With Dementia: A Case Study Tracey L. Yap, PhD, RN, CNE, WCC, FGSA, FAAN; Jenny Alderden, PhD; Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP, GNP, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN; Susan D. Horn, PhD; Susan M. Kennerly, PhD, RN, CNE, WCC, FAAN This study describes the real-time body positions of 2 nursing home (NH) residents, residing in the United States and living with dementia, to inform development of PrI prevention strategies tailored to individual risk profiles. Full Article

Virtual Wound Rounds: “Pressure Injuries” Frank Aviles, Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, ALM, AWCC Frank Aviles introduces Kevin Fontenot, a wheelchair patient who founded “Wheels On Water (WOW),” Hunting, Fishing and Bird Watching by and for outdoors men and women in wheelchairs. Kevin discusses his wound care story with an interdisciplinary team of clinical wound specialists who are experts on pressure injuries. Full Video