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  • 11/16/2021 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From 5th edition of Wound Care Essentials Practice Principles

    Using the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) classification system, what type of skin tear is seen here on the upper extremity?

    A. Type I
    B. Type 2
    C. Type 3
    D. Type 4

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday!

  • 11/10/2021 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From 5th edition of Wound Care Essentials Practice Principles

    Which of the following would be considered abnormal in the inflammatory phase of wound healing?

    A. Redness
    B. Bleeding
    C. Pain
    D. Swelling
    E. Heat

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday!

  • 10/26/2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS, FAPWCA

    Choose the false statement about scurvy;

    A. A severe problem of sailors during the great explorations of the 15th and the 16th century
    B. considered a disease of the past only
    C. results in altered collagen synthesis causing blood-vessel fragility, bleeding gums, gingival hypertrophy
    D. People living in social isolation and affected by psychiatric disorders (such as autism and anorexia nervosa), alcohol abuse disorders, or malabsorption (especially caused by digestive surgery) are at increased risk of scurvy
    E. The most common laboratory finding of scurvy is normochromic normocytic anemia

    More information on scurvy here.

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday!

  • 10/20/2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS, FAPWCA

    A Martorell Ulcer is defined as:

    A. Venous ulcer with malignant transformation
    B. Traumatic ulcer with secondary infection by maggots
    C. An atypical pressure ulcer that develops in paraplegic patients
    D. Hypertensive leg ulcer, rare, progressive, painful, necrotic ulceration
    E. Predominantly identified in the pediatric population


    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 

  • 10/13/2021 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS, FAPWCA

    58 year old female with a history of metastatic renal cell to lungs and right femur (successful prior surgical management 2 year prior) presents with a 3 month history of new right thigh wounds.

    The most appropriate next step:

    A. Apply amniotic graft
    B. Levine culture and start oral antibiotics
    C. Apply neomycin
    D. Obtain Moh’s surgical consult
    E. Biopsy wounds


    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 

  • 10/13/2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your APWCA leadership feels the Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) procedure-to-procedure edit that bundles skin substitute / CTP application with application of a Unna boot is inappropriate.  As such, APWCA collaborated with the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders to submit a letter to the NCCI Contractor asking that this edit be deleted and explaining why this edit should be deleted.   Read more here:  https://www.woundcarestakeholders.org/advocacy/submitted-comments/letter-to-the-national-correct-coding-initiative-ncci-contractor

  • 10/05/2021 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today's #TriviaTuesday was submitted by Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS.

    Based on this wound, which instrument should be selected? Swipe for options.

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 

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  • 09/30/2021 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have you tried the new app for wound clinicians? vTail was designed by Wound Care Industry Experts for Wound Care Clinicians. This app provides more efficient communication between clinicians and wound care manufacturing companies. The added bonus? For every APWCA registration, vTail will donate $30 to the APWCA. Register in the app today! https://join.vtail.co/apwca

  • 09/28/2021 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA.

    All of the following are appropriate patients for hyperbaric oxygen therapy referral except:

    A. 78-year-old male with hematuria 3 years post radiation for prostate cancer
    B. 47-year-old female with non-healing VLU of 3 months duration and acute cellulitis
    C. 65-year-old male with T2 diabetes and chronic midfoot ulceration with + probe to bone
    D. 50-year female with cyanosis of a TRAM flap 2 days post-op

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 


  • 09/23/2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On this episode, Frank & Lizzie sit down with Dr. Marc "Dutch" Matthews from the Arizona Burn Center to discuss his experience with Vashe, a hypochlorous acid preserved wound cleanser solution. Dutch explains how this pH skin neutral wound solution has helped changed his practice for the better, but more importantly the lives of his patients.

    Click here to watch!


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