by: Barbara Dale
1/28/2020 Henry County Medical Center is expanding their outpatient wound clinic. Sonya Clark has been named the new Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. Sonya also recently became certified as a CFCN last year and she wants everyone to know she highly recommends it!
10/20/19 The SER regional conference in Columbus, Georgia was great. We had 154 attendees at conference, and 70 of them were 1st time attendees. Including 3 new Tennessee members: Terry Postma from Ocoee, Yi Yang from Oak Ridge and Jason Ayers from Crossvile!
Notes from Joyce Black's presentation on Pressure Industry
Determining the timing of the pressure injury Development:
- Stage 1 - Likely began in last 12 - 24 hours
- DTI - purple tissue without epidermal loss likely began 49 hours ago
- Stage 2 - likely began 24 hours ago
- Stage 3 and 4 - began at least 72 hours ago
If the head of the bed was elevated, and pt gets pi- it will be in a heart shape If the head of bed was flat (OR table)- and pt gets pi- it will be rectangle shape
In the OR, a pi can begin in about 3 hours.
10/20/19 The Nashville Ostomy 5K "Run for Resilience" was held October 12th. For this 3rd annual event, there were over 45 participants including several ostomates braving the very cold wind at Shelby Park to raise ostomy awareness. Hollister, Coloplast, Convatec, UOAA(all the way from Michigan!), and Seven Springs Orthopedics were the vendors at the start/finish line. Hollister and Coloplast were the sponsors! Special thank you to Manny Cuevas and his family and Deborah Nelson and her family for making the event possible and cheering everyone on in the cold! images from our run
10/11/19 Tennessee would like to welcome Dr. Mary Arnold Long to our great state. Dr Long relocated to Gray, TN from Charleston, SC last year. Dr. Long is a long time WOC nurse and has been active with WOCN at a National level for many years. She will also be participating in the WOCN Consensus Conference on Bladder Management Following Removal of an Indwelling Catheter, occurring in November. Please help me welcome Dr. Long to Tennessee!
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