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EMRs and Healing Rates: Is There a Correlation?

POSTED ON December 15, 2014  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care, wound care

EMRs and wound care

EMRs often require clinicians to fill out several details on their patient.

An increasing number of clinics and medical practices have made the move to electronic medical records (EMRs) – the Affordable Care Act actually requires that all U.S. patients have an EMR at some point in 2015. Many clinicians have gotten over any initial learning curves and now find the documentation process to be more in line with their needs, leaving less room for error, better access to data for wider wound care analysis and better care options, as well as providing patients with better access to their health care details.

The Stages of an Infected Ingrown Toenail

POSTED ON July 28, 2014  - POSTED IN Infection, Wound infections

infected toe

An ingrown toenail should be treated promptly.

There comes a point when you just can’t ignore that pain in your toe any longer. An infected toe is never an issue that should be ignored, and knowing the tell-tale signs of an ingrown toe nail will help you avoid complications to your foot later. Knowing the common indicators of a toe infection, how one develops as well as the best method to treat an infection will vastly reduce your pain and improve the health of your toes in the future.

How to Properly Treat a Toenail Infection

POSTED ON May 5, 2014  - POSTED IN wound care, Wound infections

treating an infected toe

Infected toenails need to be treated immediately before it is too late.

We often forget that our toenails, just like any other organ, are living and growing elements in our bodies. Our toe nails are the result of the hardening of top layers in the epidermis, and like the other layers of skin, toe nails can be subject to infection.

What’s Wrong With Your Toe?

POSTED ON April 10, 2014  - POSTED IN Infection, wound care

infected toe

Infected toes can be a major source of embarrassment.

Finger and toe infections are common in humans throughout their lifetime. While most are not serious and can easily be treated, they can be nagging problems that can cause some pain or embarrassment. Here are a few of the more common types of infections, as well as a few more rare toe issues that you’ll want to keep an eye out for:

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