Skin Health Hub Provides Insights and Articles on Skin Health and Wound Care Topics
By Medline Newsroom Staff | February 20, 2019
New releases from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) show that despite nation-wide efforts to reduce hospital-acquired skin health conditions, incidents of pressure injuries keep rising. Barriers to improving this trend include the fact that wound care nurses are stretched thin by mounting responsibilities, and their frontline colleagues often lack confidence when it comes to skin and advanced wound care.
To provide wound care leaders with strategies to help empower frontline staff, Medline amassed a trove of peer insights, which they have now collected and shared on its new dedicated skin health site, MedlineSkinHealth.com. The site, which launched this week, highlights lessons and best practices gathered at individual facilities so that professionals across the country can better educate their colleagues and improve their wound care outcomes.
The skin health site features a mix of tested strategies for front-line staff and actionable education to better help administrators and supply chain professionals understand their role in tackling skin health challenges. Recent articles covered a range of timely subjects, including:
What does an empowered frontline staff look like?
Have your wound-care specialists fully embraced their role as internal skin health leaders? Explore these and the other six signs that your staff is empowered to do their best work.
What is the skin microbiome?
Cassandra L. Quave, PhD, curator of the Emory University Herbarium and assistant professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University, explains the outsized role skin microbiomes play in overall skin and wound health.
What’s the difference between evidence-based and best practice?
Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, chief nursing officer at Medline, discusses the important distinction between evidence-based and best practice and how understanding the difference can help clinicians better discuss and improve processes.
To access these articles and more, check out the new skin health site.