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Volume 7 - 2016

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    Volume 7 Issue 1

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    BILLING AND CODING: Providers: Are you Practicing Mismatching? Claims Paid Without Supporting Documentation
    By Gretchen Dixon, MBA, RN, CCS and Johanna Legaspi, MBA,CPC, CPMA
     
    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Clinic In Focus: Abbott Northwestern Hospital Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic
     
    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: The Benefits of a UHMS Membership
    By Enoch Huang
     
    WOUND CARE: Q & A Session with Jayesh B. Shah, MD, CWSP, UHM
    Topic: Off-loading Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    By Elias R. Cheleuitte, DPM, FACFAS
     
           
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    Volume 7 Issue 2

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    BILLING AND CODING: Puzzled Over Coding Diabetic Foot Ulcers?
    By Gretchen Dixon, MBA, RN, CCS and Johanna Legaspi, MBA,CPC, CPMA

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: The Pivotal Role of Oxygen in Pressure Injury Etiology and Prevention
    by Glenn Butler, CHT;  Jody C. DiGiacomo, MD, UHM, FACS;
    Edward Golembe, MD, UHM, FACCWS;
    Scott Gorenstein, MD, UHM, FACEP;
    Bok Lee, MD, FACS

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal Will Publish Special Issue on TBI Studies by Renee Duncan

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Clinic in Focus: Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Centers

    DIVE MEDICINE: Villa on Dunbar Rock Funds Hyperbaric Chamber Installation in Guanja, Honduras

    WOUND CARE: Not All Swelling Is Equal: Differential Diagnosis of Edemas by Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT

    WOUND CARE: Prevention of New and Recurrent Foot Wounds. Part 1: Introduction and Misconceptions by Michael B. Strauss, Anna M. Tan, Lientra Q. Lu

    WOUND CARE: Atypical Wounds Q&A with Jayesh B. Shah, MD, CWSP, UHM

    WOUND CARE: Continuing Education in Wound Care: It’s A Big Deal by Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS

               
               
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    Volume 7 Issue 3

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    BILLING AND CODING: The Sky Is Blue, the Wind Blows as Air Heals

    By Gretchen Dixon, MBA, RN, CCS, CPCO, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Emergency and Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine in the United States

    By Enoch Huang, MD

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: UHMS Members Verify Reliability of Wound Score Tool

    By Renée Duncan, UHMS Communications Coordinator

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Baromedical Nurses Association: Then and Now

    By Laura Josefsen, RN, ACHRN (Founding Member), and Connie Hutson ACHRN, CHWS, CWCN, RN, MS (Past President)

    WOUND CARE: Prevention of New and Recurrent Foot Wounds, Part 2: Education

    By Michael B. Strauss, MD; Anna M. Tan, DPM; Lientra Q. Lu

    WOUND CARE: Understanding and Recognizing Lymphedema

    By Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT

    WOUND CARE: Q&A: Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as an Advanced Wound-Care Modality

    By Jayesh B. Shah, MD, CWSP, UHM

               
               
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    Volume 7 Issue 4

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    BILLING AND CODING: UHMS and US Wound Registry Offers Free Medical Advice on Medicare Reimbursement

    by Renee Duncan, Communications Coordinator, UHMS

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE:  Fracture Healing and Roles of Hyperbaric Medicine, Chapter excerpt from Hyperbaric Medicine Practice 4th Edition  by Dr. Harry Whelan et al.

    by Dr. Michael Strauss, M.D., Anna Tan.P, D.M., and Lientra Q. Lu, BS

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Clinic in Focus: Mather Hospital Long Island, NY

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: UHMS Welcomes Brazilian Society for Hyperbaric Medicine as an Affiliate

    by Renee Duncan, Communications Coordinator, UHMS

    WOUND CARE:  Evaluation and Management of Foot Skin and Toenails

    by Lientra Q. Lu, BS, Dr. Michael Strauss, M.D., and Anna Tan, D.P.M.

    WOUND CARE:  Complications Associated with Lymphedema

    By Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT

    WOUND CARE: Q & A Session on Commonly Misdiagnosed Ulcers and Atypical Ulcers

    By Jayesh B. Shah, MD, CWSP, UHM

               
               

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Volume 6 - 2015

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    Volume 6 Issue 1
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    Highlights in this Issue:

    Billing and Coding: Wrangling Compliance and Documentation by Gretchen Dixon, MBA, CCS, CPCO

    Dive Medicine: Stresses in SCUBA and Breath-Hold Diving Part V: Near-drowning and Drowning by Michae B. Strauss, MD; Phi-Nga Jeannie Le, MD; and Stuart S. Miller, MD

    Hyperbaric Medicine: Sinus and Ear Disorders that Take Place During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy by Emanuele Nasole, MD; Antonio Paoli, MD, BSc; Gerardo Bosco, MD, PhD; and Enric Camporesi, MD

    Clinic in Focus: How to Make Your Hyperbaric Medicine Practice Stand Out from the Pack Hyperbaric Safety: Clarity, The Importance of Patient Education by Darren Mazza, EMT, CHT

    Wound Care: Oxygen, Hyperbaric Oxygen, and Free Radicals: Wound Management Considerations by Michael B. Strauss, MD and Stuart S. Miller, MD

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    Volume 6 Issue 2
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    Highlights in this Issue:
    • Wound Care: FOXO1 Catcher: An Interview with Dr. Dana Graves on the Role of FOXO1 in Diabetic Patients
      • And listen to the bonus podcast recording of the interview!
    • Billing and Coding: ICD-10-CM Wound Care Review Part 1: Bolstering Your Documentation for the Four Most Common Wound Diagnoses in the Clinical Setting by Gretchen Dixon, MBA, CCS, CPCO
    • Wound Care: Keep Things Simple and. . . Speedy: A Dozen Paradigms About Toe Tenotomies by Michael B. Strauss, MD and Steven La, DPM
    • Hyperbaric Medicine: Ask the Experts: What is the Current Perspective Regarding Supervision of Hyperbaric Dives by Nurse Practitioners? From the Wound Care Education Partners blog, RX Pad
    • Clinic in Focus: Swedish Edmonds Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbarics
    • Hyperbaric Safety: Give Me a Break: Air Breaks During Hyperbaric Treatment by Darren Mazza, EMT, CHT
    • And so much more!
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    Volume 6 Issue 3

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    DIVE MEDICINE: Stresses in Scuba and Breath-Hold Diving: Part VI: Predive and Surface Problems of Divers
    By Dr. Joe Alcock, MD, MSCR, FAAEM; Dr. Satkirin Khalsa, MD; and Dr. Michael Strauss, MD, FACS, AAOS
     
    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Stroke Patients
    By Philip B. James, Emeritus Professor of Medicine
     
    WOUND CARE: Wound Geography and Tissue Types: Part 1
    By Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT
     
    WOUND CARE: Experiences with Gentian Violet as a Wound Dressing Agent 
    By MB Strauss, CK Jones, SS Miller, and A Daniller
     
    CME: Which is more effective? Classroom or Online CME Courses?
     
    SAFETY: Development of a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
    By Rudy C. Pruneda
     
           
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    Volume 6 Issue 4

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    Highlights in this Issue:

    HYPERBARIC MEDICINE: Clinic In Focus: Edward Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center
     
    DIVE MEDICINE: Scuba Diving and Coronary Artery Disease
    By Douglas Ebersole, MD, FACC, FACP
     
    DIVE MEDICINE: Patent Foramen Ovale and Decompression Sickness
    By Douglas Ebersole, MD, FACC, FACP
     
    WOUND CARE: Wound Geography and Tissue Types: Part 2
    By Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT
     
    SAFETY: Basic Training
    By Darren Mazza, EMT, CHT
     
           

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Volume 5 - 2014

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    Volume 5 Issue 1
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    Highlights in this Issue:
    • Diving Medicine: Have you read the best diving medicine article ever written? Now is your chance! Stresses in SCUBA and Breath-Hold Diving Part 1 by Dr. Michael Strauss, MD and Stuart S. Miller, MD
    • Facility Safety: Why is a Hyperbaric Facility Maintenance Program Necessary?
    • Hyperbaric Medicine: Ask the Experts: What is the Current Perspective Regarding Supervision of Hyperbaric Dives by Nurse Practitioners?
    • Hyperbaric Medicine: Ask the Experts: What is the Current Perspective Regarding Supervision of Hyperbaric Dives by Nurse Practitioners?
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    Highlights in this Issue:
    • Hyperbaric Medicine: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, the newest UHMS HBOT indication: An Introduction by Steven Piper, DO, FAAEM, UHM; Heather Murphy-Lavoi, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FUHM; and Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM, FUHM
    • Diving Medicine: Part II of "Stresses in SCUBA and Breath-Hold Diving by Drs. Strauss and Miller
    • Bonus content provided by The Underwater Marketing Company on The Rebreather Forum 3 Workshop Proceedings
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    Volume 5 Issue 3
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    Highlights in this Issue:
    • We are pleased to welcome our newest contributors: Drs. Worth, Zanon, Bosco, and Camporesi, who have contributed heartily to our hyperbaric section in this issue. Read their article on Hyperbaric Chamber: Considerations about Panic in Extraordinary Environments
    • We are also welcoming back Dr. David Charash, Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT, who submitted an exciting article on his epic dive to visit Fabian Cousteau in the Aquarius habitat.
    • Dr. Michael Strauss et al. continue their article series on diving stresses, addressing psychological factors that contribute to panic.
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    Volume 5 Issue 4
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    Highlights in this Issue:
    • We continue the important discussion about diabetes and wound care in this issue of WCHM. We welcome Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald, who has submitted a case study on limb salvage and the interdisciplinary diabetic assessment rapid response treatment team. Darren Mazza looks at the safety implications surrounding diabetic patients undergoing hyperbaric treatments, and Gretchen Dixon authored a patient education piece that outlines ways in which individuals can make healthy life choices that will offset the risk of diabetes development.
    • We also welcome Dr. Keith Van Meter, who has submitted an article outlining the use of hyperbaric therapy for the approved indication of severe anemia. 
    • Dr. Strauss et al. continue with their assessment of diving stresses in Part IV of this series, which focuses on the “no panic” syndromes.
    • Also included is this issue is a new section titled Clinic In Focus. This issue features the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.

 

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What is WCHM Magazine? It is a free, online publication, now in its sixth year. WCHM is the only magazine to cover all topics under pressure: wound care, diving, and hyperbaric medicine. WCHM started as a paid subscription, print publication. As our online audience grew over the years, we now offer the magazine exclusively online. Thanks to our group of amazing sponsors (listed below), we are now able to offer this publication free to all wound care and hyperbaric medicine practitioners!

Editorial Content of the magazine includes articles on wound care, hyperbaric medicine, facility safety, quality control, billing and coding, legal issues, continuing medical education (CME). The magazine is published quarterly.

The Mission of the magazine is to be a fair, objective, nonpartisan, international publications dedicated to reporting and commenting on the current state of knowledge and advances in the science and technology encompassing wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We report on currently accepted and emerging clinical applications as well as the associated economic, social, and political issues and events that influence the adminustration, growth and development of our field.

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