Can you supply a good primer for aides and others to determine whether a wound is infected?
Should incontinence briefs be used in the long-term care setting?
I am treating a patient with two Stage IV pressure ulcers and he is complaining of extreme pain. What do you recommend?
How much do we have to document risk and implemented interventions to prevent pressure ulcer development?
Q: What are your thoughts on accelerating wound healing in chronic wounds with adjunctive therapies?
A: With chronic wounds, the healing process is slowed or in some cases, completely stalled. Therefore, the healing time exceeds four weeks. Some examples of chronic wounds include pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers and ulcers related to inflammatory diseases.
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?