Letter from the Editor
WCHM closes out its 10-year anniversary in 2019 with an important announcement. This will be the last issue of WCHM as a digital magazine. In the future, the staff of WCHM will be restructuring content into practical applications and provide information on wound care and hyperbaric medicine through various media channels. We’d love your input/feedback as to how we can bring this content to you in a usable and effective format. We invite you to visit www.woundeducationmagazine.com and mark it as a “favorite.”
Sadly, our last issue recognizes the loss of three beloved icons in the field of hyperbaric medicine and diving: Dr. Alfred Bove, Dr. Carl Edmonds, and Dr. Fiona Sharp. They will be missed.
In hyperbaric medicine news, the American Board of Preventive Medicine announces expanded eligibility requirements for its three subspecialties. The Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA) shares their quarterly news. An excerpt from Hyperbaric Medicine Practice 4th edition section provides helpful information on the influence of oxygen tensions in viral infections . . . appropriate as flu season descends upon us. This issue’s clinic in focus spotlights St. Vincent Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
In wound care news, our last archived article spotlighting the magazine’s prolific authors is from Robyn Bjork and Heather Hettrick, experts in the field of wound care and lymphedema. The Whats and Hows of Wound Care Certification Exams by Jayesh B. Shah, Paul J. Sheffield, and Caroline E. Fife provides expert advice on preparing and taking the wound care certification exams.
Thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors and expert authors the staff of WCHM have worked with over the past 10 years! We have appreciated your valuable insights in the fields of hyperbaric medicine, wound care, and diving medicine!
Wishing everyone a healthy 2020!
Managing Editor, WCHM Magazine