When it comes to treating chronic lesions such as postsurgical or stage IV pressure ulcers, one of the most effective treatments is negative pressure wound therapy.
In a breakthrough discovery, University of Notre Dame researchers have identified enzymes that can harm or help the way that wounds heal.
How do you deal with the age-old question "Is it a pressure ulcer or not?" Many healthcare professionals are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to document a reddened area on the buttocks, peri-rectal area or perineal area. Is this a pressure ulcer or is the underlying etiology totally different?
We continue this month on how to manage painful wounds.
How can we best identify pain associated with wounds?