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Dr. Heidi Fowler
443 doctors shared insights

Wound Care (Overview)

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound.


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What are the 4 steps in wound care?

What are the 4 steps in wound care?

Wound care: 1. Identify & correct causative factors. 2. Provide systemic support for wound healing. 3. Initiate appropriate topical therapy. 4. Monitor the wound for progress in healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
443 doctors shared insights

Wound Care (Overview)

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound.


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Do coloplast sheets for wound care really help?

Do coloplast sheets for wound care really help?

Wound care: Coloplast sheets can be helpful. Wound care needs a team and frequent visits. As your wound heals, the products used will likely be changed and modified. The costs of these products can be addressed with your doc and insurance coverage. There are less expensive options or alternative options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
Once
Clean the wound with soap and water
Once
Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
Once
Update your tetanus vaccination
Once
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Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Protective: Primarily used to protect the surrounding tissues have little effect on promoting healing of the primary wound. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wound care?

What is the definition or description of: wound care?

Care for your wound: Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment options for your wound. ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
once
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What's the first step in becoming a wound care nurse?

What's the first step in becoming a wound care nurse?

WOCN: The first step is to become an rn. Then you will be eligible to train as a specialized wound ostomy and continence nurse (wocn). For more information, go to: http://www.Wocn.Org/?Page=become_a_woc_nurse. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information about wound care at home?

Where can I find more information about wound care at home?

Wound care.: I'm not really sure what you are asking. If you want wound care to be performed at home, you can ask home healthcare nursing agencies. Most home care is provided through such agencies, which train and employ skilled nurses to provide home care. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
once
Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
daily
Dr. Scott Bolhack
802 doctors shared insights

Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more