Preventing Reoccurring Wounds

Tips for Preventing Reoccurring Wounds Once you receive the proper wound care to heal your chronic wound, it’s important to keep your wound closed and be proactive in preventing reoccurring wounds. Here are some tips to help stop a wound from coming back. Pressure and Friction Friction happens when you rub your skin on the…

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Management of Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is caused by veins in the legs that do not work right. This means that fluid can build up in your lower legs. It makes your legs swell. It can stretch the skin like an oversized balloon. The skin can break open and a wound can form. Your skin color can darken. Your…

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Management of Diabetic Neuropathy and Related Ulcers

What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is the result of nerve damage from diabetes. Over half of people with diabetes have neuropathy and diabetes is the number one cause for neuropathy. However, there are other causes for such as: Some medications Advanced age Alcoholism Diseases of the nervous system Injuries In diabetes, excess blood glucose…

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Peripheral Artery Disease and Related Ulcers

What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels in the legs. Blood flow to your feet and legs is decreased. This decreased blood flow affects the health of your skin on your feet and legs. It can also be the reason a foot ulcer…

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Skin Care and Wound Healing

Skin Care Do’s and Don’ts Do’s Check your skin daily for dryness, cracks, sores, bruises, reddened areas, and blisters. Have someone help you or check for you if you are unable to do it yourself. Treat the skin gently without stretching, tugging or pulling on it unnecessarily. Cleanse the skin with a mild, pH-balanced product….

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Safety

Patient Safety Tips Patient safety tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Washing Your Hands Washing your hands is very important. It can help infection from spreading: At home At work At school In public Wash your hands before: Cleaning your wound and putting on your clean dressing Making food Eating Wash…

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