Primary Key launches application
A Web-based application designed to help doctors, physicians and physical therapists determine if wounds are healing on pace has been launched through a collaborative effort between Primary Key Technologies of Reno and Evidence Based Software of North Carolina.
John Wagoner, president of Primary Key Technologies, says the EBS Wound Care Web site (ebswoundcare.com) allows medical practitioners to input data about patients’ wounds. The software then tracks and measures the results through a graph system that lets them quickly know if the wound is healing correctly.
The site helps physicians quickly determine healing progress instead of sifting through pages of medical literature, Wagoner says. Medical citations are available on the site to back up and reconfirm the findings, he notes.
A free version of the site focuses on pressure ulcers, common in patients with diabetes. EBS Wound Care will begin adding different types of wounds to the site, along with a subscription service of $99 a year.
“We are hoping they will see the value in the free version and then subscribe,” Wagoner says.
Evidence Based Software is headed by Daryl Lawson, an associate professor of physical therapy education at Elon University in Elon, N.C. Lawson formerly taught at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“It may seem like a small application, but it represents a major step forward in ensuring that evidence-based practices are used in wound care,” Lawson says.
Separately, Primary Key Technologies says two special events have purchased licenses for its deluxe YourVolunteer application.
The Council for Exceptional Children and All About Beer Magazine’s World Beer Festival will utilize the YourVolunteers for upcoming events, Wagoner says.
The introductory 80-hour program — announced in May as one solution to Nevada’s oft-lamented skilled labor shortages — is designed to train people in construction, building maintenance and related trades.