Dr. Anvar’s Skilled Wound Care Blog

Certification: Is it Really Worth It?

By editor
May 31, 2017

Certification: is it really worth it? In a word: yes. There’s plenty of evidence proving that certification in nursing creates better patient outcomes, better professional opportunities, and better job satisfaction. That’s why Skilled Wound Care offers a top-level certification course in Skin Wound & Ostomy Care. Let’s take a look at the facts. Better Patient ... read more


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

By editor
May 24, 2017

Teamwork. It’s a huge buzzword in medicine today, with collaborative care widely recognized as the best approach. Mutual respect, openness, and willingness to listen all are key components of a successful team of healthcare providers. But we want to take it a step further. So - what’s one of the best thing doctors can do ... read more


Top Tips in Caring For An Older American

By editor
May 16, 2017

May is Older Americans Month, and this month, we’re joining the ACL in encouraging everyone to #AgeOutLoud. Here at Skilled Wound Care, our providers have extensive experience in working with older patients, and so we’d like to pass along our top four helpful tips! Skin care matters! As skin ages, it becomes more fragile and ... read more


Dr. Mom: Is Work Life Balance In Medicine Possible?

By editor
May 10, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all our providers, nurses, friends, and colleagues who do the tough work of balancing motherhood and all its demands with a career in healthcare. Are you ready for a few completely insane statistics? According to recent data, more than 80% of the people who work in healthcare are female. That’s almost ... read more


Why Nurses Make the Best Partners

By editor
May 3, 2017

May 6-12, 2017, is National Nurses’ Week. Here at Skilled Wound Care, we’d like to recognize and thank all the wonderful nurses we’ve had the privilege to work with across the country. You’re amazing! We’re taking this opportunity to talk about the partnership between doctors, nurses, and patients: we’re truly honored to be part of ... read more


Physician expert gives advice to nursing homes on state surveys.

By editor
June 11, 2016

Nursing homes continue to face significant challenges with their yearly state surveys. With a focus on wound and skin issues, it becomes critical that nursing facilities have a comprehensive skin program. How can your facility avoid a deficiency in skin and wound care on your next survey? 1. Make sure your staff and treatment nurses ... read more


Pressure Ulcers are a focused Quality Measure for 5 Star Ratings and Post Acute Care

By editor
April 2, 2016

CMS uses Health Inspections, Staffing Ratios, and Quality Measures to create the 5 star rating for nursing facilities. One of the Quality Measures is pressure ulcers. For short stay residents CMS looks at percent of residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened. Specifically, this measure captures the percentage of short-stay residents with new ... read more


#nursesunite

By editor
September 20, 2015

Some unfortunate comments were made this week on the show the View, questioning whether nursing is a talent and why a nurse would wear a stethoscope. At Skilled Wound Care we work hand in hand with many talented nurses, and we know the many sacrifices nurses make to take care of patients. We would like ... read more


Building a Wound Care Program at your Skilled Nursing Facility Blog.

By editor
August 9, 2015

I am very excited to say that after 8 exciting years developing the nation’s premier long-term wound care program: Skilled Wound Care, we have learned a number of tips we would like to pass on to nursing facilities. First and foremost, having a comprehensive wound care program, with a partner like Skilled Wound Care, not ... read more


Nursing Home Survey, Wound Rounds, and F-tags

By editor
June 9, 2015

Often times at the SWC group we are asked why are weekly wound rounds with our providers are so important for the facility? Nursing Facilities continue to face yearly surveys by the health department and the following Federal mandates or F-tags are scrutinized. Watch for the following F-tags for your next survey: F-tag 314- Mandates ... read more