Skin Care and Wound Healing

Skin Care 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. Use warm to…

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Skin Perfusion Pressure Test

Your physician has suggested you have a test to assess the small blood vessels in your feet and legs. There are two different tests that can do this; Skin Perfusion Pressure Test (SPP) and Transcutaneous Oximetry Test (TcPO2). These tests will assess if these tiny blood vessels are blocked or damaged, or if the wound…

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Wound Debridement

What is Wound Debridement? Wound debridement is the process of removing dead tissue from wounds. The dead tissue may be black, gray, yellow, tan, or white. Foreign material may also be on the wound. It may need to be removed. Your wound care doctor will let you know if dead tissue needs to be removed…

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.

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Safety

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 your hands after: Using the toilet Touching dirty wound dressings and pets Taking off your…

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