Why Quality of Life Failed Miserably as a Surrogate Endpoint for Wound Outcome

Find out why you need to be wearing body armor to talk to me about wound-related quality of life.

The “Potemkin Village” of Wound Management and the Wounds with No Name

The current paradigm of wound care research is a “Potemkin village” that could destroy the clinical field of wound care.

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Wonderful Nurses

Did you know St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers? And also Wound Care nurses… definitely wound care nurses.

Bad News on an HBOT Audit

Are YOU “too busy” to properly document new patients in your EHR?

It’s the Price, Stupid: How Dressing Product Use Will Be Different in Office-Based Wound Care

I remain mystified that manufacturers have not supported quality reporting.

Attention all Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialists – You May Not Be Able to Order Home Health Services

I think that even wound management practitioners who DO NOT practice hyperbaric medicine should change their specialty code to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine if they want to survive healthcare reform.

Savor It

Today I will savor the companionship of the dedicated people I work with, the blessing of meaningful work, the privilege of easing human suffering and the satisfaction of healing horrible wounds.

Winning the Technology Race in Wound Care | Today’s Wound Clinic

Read more in this month’s editorial from “Today’s Wound Care”.

Post Marketing Clinical Follow Up (PMCF), the European Union and Club Sandwich Wound Dressings

We spend a lot of resources on dressings, but is anyone interested in what we get for the money?

Questions about General and Direct Supervision in the HOPD

The reclassification of all services in the Hospital Based Outpatient Department (HOPD) to “general supervision” away from “direct supervision” has the potential to create chaos.

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.

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HBOT and Brain Injury – Guest Blog by Dick Clarke

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Guest blog post by Dick Clarke of National Baromedical Services On August 1 of this year, a bill entitled the “North Carolina Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment and Recovery Act”  (House Bill 50 / SL 2019-175)...

Breaking News on Site Neutrality

Breaking News on Site Neutrality

Evidence has been accumulating for years that site neutrality is coming. I don’t think it is an issue of whether but when. This executive order might bring it a bit closer, but doesn’t implement it.

The “Art” of Wound Care

The “Art” of Wound Care

I recently spoke at a conference where an artist depicted each speaker’s presentation visually. This is how he interpreted my rapid fire, “Current state of wound care in 15 minutes.”

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