• Tips for Photographing Wounds

    Photographing wounds is an essential part of documenting quality care, complications and healing progress. A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to accurately depict the status and progress. Hopefully, you will never regret not having that level of documentation to support your care. A photograph can serve to visually describe a wound. It can be annotated to point out any areas of concern such as infection or hyper granulation. Pictures can also show greater progress towards healing in one area and not others. As you can see in the pictures below, consistent photos taken over a period of time can help document the healing process. Considerations for…

  • More than one right answer – learning critical thinking skills

    For the present, the COVID19 virus has students around the world pretty much excluded from in-person, hands-on nursing programs of any sort. Although some classes have been able to carry on with online sessions, these may be even more challenging for some students who struggle with this venue. Nursing at all levels from CNA to Advanced Practice and Ph.D. programs, is a very different type of learning altogether. All our lives as students there has been basically one right answer for test questions. For example, 2+2=4 in math no matter where you are and what language you speak. Common core and other ridiculous versions may take you through multiple unnecessary…