UHMS Virtual Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting 2018 Now Available

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Gulf Coast chapter meeting is available now on the UHMS CME portal.

Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Cellular and/or Tissue-Based Products

We need more data on the long-term natural history of wounds treated with SOC and longer follow up of subjects enrolled in RCTs if we are to estimate the cost-effectiveness of CTPs with any accuracy.

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Here’s a message from my good friend and colleague, nurse practitioner Joy Schank. Joy has donated her time as an expert in criminal court proceedings dealing with the development of skin breakdown at the end of life. Family members and clinicians have been charged with crimes when loved ones develop skin changes as part of the dying process. Some have gone to prison.

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

My friend and patient – Morgan McCoy – has a big celebration on October 14th. That’s the day her right leg was amputated above the knee in order to save her life. Morgan is the antithesis of the victim mentality that is plaguing our country. She’s celebrating the day...

Hey Doc – Have You Tried Calling Your Own Office Lately?

If you are a doctor, call your own office and see what happens.

The Legal Implications of Pressure Injuries

Check out the editorial and article I wrote for Today’s Wound Clinic about pressure injuries and malpractice litigation.

Generally Confused

As we’ve discussed previously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reclassified all services in the Hospital-Based Outpatient Department (HOPD) under “general supervision” away from “direct supervision,” with the caveat that it was up to the...

House Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation Which Expands VA Research in HBOT

It passed! Thank you to all of you who engaged on this issue.  Let’s hope this is a small step forward for the field of hyperbaric medicine and a big step forward for our veterans. --Caroline HOUSE PASSES HOEVEN-COSPONSORED LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE VA MENTAL HEALTH,...

Hyperbaric Medicine Advocate with the Scars to Prove it

Time is running out on these bills and veterans deserve HBOT today, not months or years from now.

Operations/Business Leaders of Wound Clinics: Please Take This Survey!

Wound Clinic Leaders: Please Take This Survey The US Wound Registry is focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes of patients with chronic wounds and ulcers. As a CMS-recognized Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), we are trying to understand real-world...

About Dr. Fife

Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the Director of the Wound Care Center at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.

Report Honest Healing Rates

It’s time for Wound Care physicians and providers to stand up for truly honest outcomes and transparent quality reporting. If we don’t we may see our entire profession wiped out. Click here to read more.

COVID-19 Diaries

Guest blog from a friend and colleague who practices Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is also a Critical Care physician. Here are her COVID-19 Diaries – uncensored. Click here to read more.

Latest Posts

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Here’s a message from my good friend and colleague, nurse practitioner Joy Schank. Joy has donated her time as an expert in criminal court proceedings dealing with the development of skin breakdown at the end of life. Family members and clinicians have been charged with crimes when loved ones develop skin changes as part of the dying process. Some have gone to prison.

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

My friend and patient – Morgan McCoy – has a big celebration on October 14th. That’s the day her right leg was amputated above the knee in order to save her life. Morgan is the antithesis of the victim mentality that is plaguing our country. She’s celebrating the day...

Generally Confused

Generally Confused

As we’ve discussed previously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reclassified all services in the Hospital-Based Outpatient Department (HOPD) under “general supervision” away from “direct supervision,” with the caveat that it was up to the...

Virtual Wound Rounds: A Second Chance at Life Thanks to Courageous Choices

Virtual Wound Rounds: A Second Chance at Life Thanks to Courageous Choices

I’ve talked about my inspirational patient, Morgan McCoy, who is my antidote to the COVID Blues. Morgan, her parents, her orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Kyle Dickson) and I recently participated in Virtual Wound Rounds with Frank Aviles. If you are involved in wound management at any level, you will enjoy this! It’s fun, inspiring and informative. Thank you Frank and HMP!

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA and the US Wound Registry

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA and the US Wound Registry

As I’ve discussed before, I actually stopped performing prospective trials in wound care because the trials were not “generalizable,” meaning, the patients enrolled in studies to evaluate wound healing modalities bear no resemblance to the patients we see. I talked...

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