A Review of the Skin Failure Concept

My new paper entitled Skin Failure: Concept Review and Proposed Model is now available electronically ahead of print (EPUB) on the Advances in Skin and Wound Care website, and will appear in print March of 2022.  The manuscript reviews the skin failure concept,...

Medical Device Related Pressure Injury to the Ear due to Mask

My recent article in the June issue of Advances in Skin and Wound Care reviews the problem of pressure injury to the ear related to masks.  In the article I present a case report of a wound behind the ear of a long-term care resident who sustained a pressure injury to...

New Review on Aging Skin, with Considerations for Clinicians

My review article entitled Clinical Aspects of Aging Skin is now online in the January edition of Advances in Skin & Wound Care, and is available on line at this link.  This article is filled with practical information for the wound care practitioner, but does...

Terminal Ulcer Terminology Reconsidered

My new article in Wound Management & Prevention is a critical re-examination of terminal ulcer terminology.  In it I make the case for recognizing terminal ulcers as part of the spectrum of skin failure (and not necessarily heralding death) and used only in...

Wound Care: What the Medical Director Needs to Know

This article was published in Caring For the Ages, a journal sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  The article covers everything the medical director needs to know about wound...

The Effect of Oral Medication on Wound Healing

Given the accelerated medical discoveries of recent decades, there is a surprising lack of oral medications that directly improve wound healing. Of the oral medications available, most target ancillary aspects of wound care such as pain management, infection...