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 first issue of Wound Central focuses on pressure ulceration. In one of the journal’s regular features, Donna Sardina’s Editorial explains how WCEI collaborated with JWC to produce this new publication, and what you can expect from each issue. Wound Words outlines the must-know terminology of the pressure care area, and the Apple Core section, which explores ‘how to’ fundamentals of wound care, provides a step-by-step guide to wound size measurement.
The Features section shares reviews on the most important aspects of pressure care, including: the underlying mechanisms of deep tissue injury and the factors that can contribute to its formation; the importance of hydration in wound healing from a clinical prospective; the importance of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention; and a patients’ thoughts on negative pressure wound therapy. This month’s issue also contains research on delayed healing, a study on the diagnosis and treatment of carcinomas at the site of pressure ulcers, and a case study using n-acetyl cysteine to aid pressure ulcer healing.
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.