when it comes to wound
care, the industry is running in two parallel directions.
The disadvantage is that air can't be wound
into the roll if needed.
However, I'd be more likely to use it on a stage IV than a stage III wound
, and I wouldn't use it at all on stage I or II wounds
more than 90 percent of survey respondents felt it was extremely or somewhat important to trust in the company that makes a wound
care product they use.
At that point, even though we were one organization, we had three completely different wound
Turning the complex wound
into a simple one is the optimal use of this modality
While providing seamless, state-of-the art, cost-effective wound
care across the continuum seems like a "pie-in-the-sky" impossibility, in truth, it must quickly become a reality.
Care Centers offer comprehensive wound
treatment for patients who have nonhealing wounds
resulting from conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation, and pressure ulcers due to immobility.
We're trying to continue the education process of moving from traditional gauze-based products to moist wound
healing, which include the calcium alginates, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, etc.
Care Centers take a team approach to treating chronic, nonhealing wounds
Viamontes, MD, president and owner of Wound
Clinics of America.
There are four points that should be incorporated into any wound
healing system, to make it effective: 1) education, to make certain that everyone across the continuum is speaking the same language with respect to wound
assessment, intervention and healing, 2) consistent care, through the use of a standardized system, 3) a consistent documentation system for outcomes of each stage, and 4) validation of clinical competency, meaning we shouldn't assume caregivers understand how to assess and treat wounds
until we actually see them perform the required tasks.
4, 1996--For the first time, Board Certification is available for physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals involved in wound
care from the American Academy of Wound
Management (AAWM), a national non-profit certifying board.
In the field of wound
care management, however, the "if it's dry, it must be clean" adage has led to practices that not only delay wound
healing but may actually cause reinjury with every dressing change.
Curative Health Services, a leading disease management company in chronic wound
care, manages 130 Wound
Care Centers(R), which offer comprehensive wound
treatment for patients with chronic or nonhealing wounds