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Franklin – Franklin VNA & Hospice would like to extend the biggest and loudest congratulations possible to our newly certified Wound and Ostomy Care nurse, Deborah Richardson. Deb has already been a strong part of our nursing team and we are pleased that she has taken the difficult and rewarding step to achieve this National certification. In her role as Wound and Ostomy Care certified nurse she will be able to better care for the complicated wounds people have, which are more frequently being seen in our communities as people are released earlier to their homes from hospitals. While we already have a strong partnership with our area wound clinics, having her in-house to further our expertise in wound care will be another valuable piece to our strong clinical team. Thank you, Deb, for all your hard work - and congratulations!
Why are we so excited? Well, a recent study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing showed that hospitals who employed specialty wound and ostomy care nurses had a lower risk of hospital-acquired pressure injuries and a more than 50% reduction in the rate of the more serious stage 3 and 4 pressure injuries.
Please see PDF file in link above for full article.