PAIN & QUALITY OF LIFE

PAIN & QUALITY OF LIFE

Pain and Chronic Wounds Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that is described by whatever the patient says it is. Pain is a common concern that has a profound effect on patients with chronic wounds. Pain BACKGROUND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES Pain is a sensory...
SURGICAL WOUNDS

SURGICAL WOUNDS

Postoperative Wound Healing Local surgical factors such as infection, edema, seroma and hematoma formation, wound tension, wound trauma, wound drainage, the presence of drainage devices, muscle spasticity, and wound dressings all affect postoperative wound healing....
OSTOMY, CONTINENCE & SKIN CARE

OSTOMY, CONTINENCE & SKIN CARE

Ostonomy, Continence, and Skin Care The topics ostomy and continence have been combined in this stream. The literature about them is quite separate, but the common thread is the protection and management of the skin. Therefore, in searching the literature and making...
LOCAL WOUND CARE

LOCAL WOUND CARE

Large Soft Tissue Deficits Large soft tissue deficits are a challenge in wound care and decreasing complex wound closure time is very important to return patients to normal life. Debridement BACKGROUND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES Debridement is the process of removing...
INFECTION & INFLAMMATION

INFECTION & INFLAMMATION

Skin and Soft tissue Infections – IIWCC Module 14 Chronic wounds contain a variety of microbial flora, which may be derived from the host, the environment, or both sources. As a result, the presence of microorganisms in a chronic wound is not, by itself, an indicator...
LEG ULCERS

LEG ULCERS

Leg Ulcers Leg ulcers are common in the population in general. The differential diagnoses and frequencies of various types of leg ulcers vary with the population studied. Vascular pathology is associated with the majority of leg ulcers. Leg Ulcers BACKGROUND...