A study presented at the 2014 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and reported in MedPage Today cautions that reports of the decline in diabetic foot ulcers may not be accurate. According to “Diabetic foot infections fall—not!,” the incidence of diabetic foot infections decreased from every 2.3 of 100 diabetes-related discharges in the United
For surgical patients, operative wound classification is crucial in predicting postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) and associated risks. Information about a patient’s wound typically is collected by circulating registered nurses (RNs) and documented at the end of every surgical procedure. Because of its predictive value, wound classification plays a valuable role in driving quality-improvement (QI)
Resources from the CDC.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) makes it easy to compare guidelines for managing pressure ulcers: See Management of pressure ulcers and Prevention of pressure ulcers.