Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

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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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Medication Safety

Keep a list of your drugs and allergies with you at all times. Take it with you to all of your doctor visits. Include all “over the counter” drugs that you take like Tylenol, Advil, vitamins, herbs and minerals, and any type of “supplements.” If you are allergic to a drug you should wear a…

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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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