An electronic journal published quarterly, Wound Central, has been specifically created for all disciplines of licensed healthcare professionals with a love and interest in wound and skin care management.
Wound Central is a collaborative effort between the Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI) and the Journal of Wound Care (JWC) to bring scientific peer reviewed articles together with the practical bedside “how to” for WCEI alumni and U.S. healthcare professionals. JWC is the international leading source of up-to-date research and clinical information on everything related to tissue viability with content written and rigorously reviewed by leading authorities in the profession.
Wound Central is a unique combination of cutting edge research, comprehensive literature reviews, with clinical step by step basic procedures and practical “how to” knowledge.
Each issue has a main theme that contains articles, tools, and resources focusing around the theme. In addition, each issue includes “Apple Core” and “Wound Words”. Apple Core is a recurrent column that covers the fundamental how to procedures related to the issue focus and Wound Words, is comprised of a glossary of must know phraseology for wound care clinicians, again focused on the issue theme.
The present COVID-19 crisis rightly dominates this edition of Wound Central. Featured is a timely update to JWC’s consensus document, Device-related pressure ulcers: SECURE prevention, examining this issue from a health professional perspective. Handwashing, handwashing, handwashing as key to preventing the transfer of pathogens is discussed. Pressure ulcers (PUs) are the focus of two articles–one examining the incidence and prevalence of medical device-related PUs, and the second looks at the findings of a randomised control trial in preventing facial PUs in patients under non-invasive mechanical ventilation. Preventing mechanical ventilation in five COVID-19 patients using hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients is also presented.
The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI®) is an educational center of excellence supporting thousands of healthcare professionals in all care settings. Educational programs include comprehensive courses in skin and wound management, diabetic wound management and ostomy management. Continuing education programs offered through webinars, seminars and the Wild on Wounds national conference support the standards of care necessary for improved patient outcomes.