Wound Care Boot Camp at the AMDA/PALTC Annual Meeting

Many times I’ve been asked to provide a lecture on wound care with an allotted time of 45 minutes to one hour.  The reality is that wound care is so complex that one hour will provide only a superficial overview which may not serve many front-line clinicians.  This...

Is the Pressure Injury Staging System Obsolete?

When I began researching my article in the March 2019 issue of Advances in Skin and Wound Care entitled Historical Perspective on Pressure Injury Classification: The Legacy of J. Darrel Shea, I did not intend to critique the staging system. I simply wanted insight...
Cigarette Packaging in Italy

Cigarette Packaging in Italy

  On a recent trip to Italy I was amazed when I saw these pictures on packs of cigarettes. If this isn’t enough to scare a smoker away from these nicotine delivery devices, I don’t know what will.  For the benefit of my readers I am reproducing what I think is the...

Pressure Injuries and the Human Warranty

In this post I will discuss two recent articles that together make the case that pressure injuries might be a manifestation of a human biological warranty. The first is Unavoidable Pressure Injury: State of the Science and Consensus Outcomes, published in the Journal...

A Geriatrician Reviews Cicero’s “On Old Age”

As a geriatrician entering the twilight of my career, I look to the philosophers of my field for guidance on how to navigate my own later years. In addition to contemporary texts and journals I turned toward the ancients and discovered a gem in the writings of Cicero,...