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Listing of articles in 2005 -> May/June.
Guest Editorial: Wound Care: The Challenges Ahead
JoAnne D. Whitney, PhD RN CWCN FAAN
 
Guest Editor Knowledge of how wounds heal and are best managed has advanced rapidly over the past two decades. The understanding that guides care is founded on basic and clinical science combined with expert experience and opinion. Much has been learn.

Pressure Sore and Skin Tear Prevention and Treatment During a 10-Month Program
Barbara Brillhart, PhD RN CRRN FNP-C
 
This article reports the results of a 10-month skin care program for 30 clients on a residential Alzheimer’s disease unit. The majority (n = 26) of the clients were free of pressure sores and skin tears through preventive care durin...

Monitoring Pressure Ulcer Healing in Persons with Disabilities
Maria Mullins, MD MBA • Susan S. Thomason, MN RN APRN-BC CWRN • Maria Legro, PhD EdM
 
Pressure ulcers are a significant source of morbidity that seriously affect quality of life in persons with disabilities. Inpatient treatment is required for most patients in this vulnerable popul...

Wound Management in Vulnerable Populations
Barbara Pieper, PhD RN CS CWOCN FAAN
 
While wound management is a significant challenge for many rehabilitation patients, vulnerable populations are at particular risk. In addition, considerable focus is being placed on vulnerable populations within health care. Rehabilit...

Commentary: Wound Management in Vulnerable Populations
Catherine A. Warms, PhD RN CRRN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member This article views a common and important rehabilitation nursing problem, wound management, from a vulnerable-populations perspective. Although the principles of caring for wounds are universal, the characte

Using Mixed Methods in Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Thilo Kroll, PhD • Melinda T. Neri, BA • Kaye Miller, MSN CRRN
 
This paper will discuss the theoretical design considerations and the practical integration of quantitative and qualitative methods in disability and rehabilitation research, which have gained recent popularity among researchers of va...

Commentary: Using Mixed Methods in Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Janet Seacrest, PhD RN
 
Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board Member Nursing is concerned with the whole person, so is it reasonable to expect one avenue of research to answer a question about a phenomenon concerning complex human beings? Kroll, Neri, and Miller present a tho

Wound Care for Burn Patients in Acute Rehabilitation Settings
Beth Hall, BS RN
 
Caring for patients who are recovering from severe burns is not common in most inpatient rehabilitation settings. Nursing challenges include patients’ physical and psychological changes and their high care deman...

Current Issues: Strategies to Improve Patient and Healthcare Provider Safety in Patient Handling and Movement Tasks
 
Over the past few decades, there has been growing concern over the increasing number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries associated with patient handling tasks, especially in nursing personnel. This concern has led to reports recomme...

Clinical Consultation: How Do We Manage Difficult Ostomy Pouching in the Rehabilitation Setting?
 
Situation: A morbidly obese 30-year-old woman was admitted to our acute rehabilitation hospital after gastric bypass surgery with a diagnosis of general deconditioning. Postoperatively, she had developed abdominal complications, including a dehisced ...