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  • New radiology, wound-care services offered by Essentia

    Tue, 02 Feb 2016

    Doctors use a wide range of diagnostic imaging - including CT and MRI scans - to look inside the body for clues about medical conditions. As of January, patients of Essentia Health- International Falls Clinic who are in need of a CT or MRI scan will not ...

  • New method for rapid detection of infection in wounds

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    New method for rapid detection of infection in wounds: A new method for testing bacteria in wounds could lead to lower health care costs, minimize drug resistance, and improve patient outcomes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 5, 2016 from www.sciencedaily ...

  • Morning Checkup: Wound Care Center

    Wed, 03 Feb 2016

    Story Updated: Feb 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM EST Samaritan Medical Center's Advanced Wound Care Center has seen more than 200 patients since it opened about a year and a half ago. Dr. James Stillerman is the center's medical director. He talked about it during ...

  • D.C. EMTs Who Missed Gunshot Wound Transferred to Training Academy

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    Two D.C. firefighter/EMTs who missed a through and through gunshot wound on a patient last week are now assigned ... "When we come on the scene as EMTs and paramedics, we are then the highest level of care,” said Aretha Lyles, president of American ...

  • Ask the Treatment Expert about... palliative ulcer care

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016

    The major focus is relief of pain, resident and family support and measures to support dignity. Appropriate wound care is essential to goals of palliative care. Residents at the end of life experience skin failure just as they do with other organ failure.

  • Two D.C. firefighters reassigned after missing gunshot wound on patient

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    Two EMT firefighters located one person with a gunshot wound and transported that patient ... “The first leg in achieving and maintaining our standard of patient care starts with training.” Ed Smith, president of the firefighters union, could not ...

  • "Wound Care in Australia" now available at Fast Market Research

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    ( - Many Australians lead active lifestyles, focussing on sport, exercise and outdoor activities which can often lead to minor wounds and abrasions that need to be treated with wound care products. This supports growth in wound care in 2015 ...

  • Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic offers new services

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    Pelowski says that CTs and MRIs are not the only new services available to patients at the clinic. “We also have a newly certified wound care specialist,” she says. Anna Dehler, a nurse practitioner who has worked at the clinic for two years ...

  • Chlorhexidine beats iodine for preventing C-section wound infections

    Fri, 05 Feb 2016

    However, those in the chlorhexidine group were significantly less likely to visit a physician for wound care (7.9% vs. 12.5%) Cultures were obtained on 32 patients with a confirmed infection; 27 of these specimens were positive. About half of the positive ...

  • Innovative Wound-Healing Technique Could Save Limbs

    Tue, 02 Feb 2016

    "The wound-care community is relatively small," said Chris Liscio, director of regenerative tissue products at Derma Sciences, a medium-sized company in Princeton, New Jersey, that makes amniotic membrane dressings. Most diabetic wounds are treated by ...

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