Healogics Blog

WCAW: The Chronic Wound Epidemic and The Benefits of Advanced Wound Care

Written by Carolyn Shinn, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence at Healogics.

Too frequently, we hear about people who have, for one reason or another, delayed medical treatment, and often they put it off for far too long. The reasons why range from financial concerns to time constraints to the hope that “this will just go away on its own”. Even if one was able to overcome those obstacles, limited access to quality healthcare due to social inequality often presented yet another barrier.

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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19, Wound Care Awareness

A Message From Dr. Ennis During Wound Care Awareness Week

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

I could not think of better timing for us to be celebrating Wound Care Awareness Week than right now! We have all endured the unthinkable, a pandemic that has taken over 100,000 American lives and 360,000 worldwide. The US numbers are greater than the number of lives lost in major wars. Wound care providers, however, continued to provide the necessary and important care that their patients needed through it all.

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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19, Wound Care Awareness

Healogics Celebrates our Seventh Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

 

Healogics Wound Care Centers® across the United States are helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the seventh annual Wound Care Awareness Week, being held from June 1 to June 5.

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Topics: News, Wound Care, About the Industry, Wound Care Awareness

How COVID-19 is Changing Wound Care

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

Desmond Bell, Michael Edmonds, William Li and I had a discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted wound care. We talked about the disruptions caused, the interrelationship between diabetes and COVID-19, and what we believe the future will look like.

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Topics: News, Diabetes, About the Industry, COVID-19

Wound Care Plays a Pivotal Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

Patients most at-risk for COVID-19, are the same group that suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Wound care patients increase their chances of needing emergent care if treatments are not continued, which is very problematic during this crisis.

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Topics: About the Industry, COVID-19

Assessing the Impact of Coronavirus on Wound Care Patients and Practice

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Published on iwoundsnews.com on March 23, 2020.

I was initially slated to discuss the outlook for wound care in 2020, but the emergence of a new threat known as coronavirus has caused me to rethink my topic. This past December, in Wuhan, China, an outbreak was initially reported: now, cases have been confirmed on six continents and in more than 100 countries.

Although the disease, known as COVID-19, is mild in most cases, the elderly and those with underlying comorbid conditions can have severe complications. The death rate is about 1.4% overall, however higher rates are noted in the elderly. In many cases, those are our wound care patients! Having officially graduated from epidemic status to a pandemic, it is of the utmost urgency that we begin to organise and prepare as our wound care patients become exposed.

In the USA, the majority of wound care clinics are located within hospital campus grounds. The government and local public health departments have begun to urge, and at times regulate, that all “non-essential” care be treated remotely or in offices away from the hospital. These are the times when the absence of a formal specialty status truly hurts our patients and the field of wound care.
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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19