Non-Healing Wounds: What's Happening in the Wound Bed
Wound healing requires progression through the stages of hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. When healing is disrupted or delayed, a chronic non-healing wound can develop, with a significant impact on quality of life and a high financial cost.
This informative guide discusses the pathophysiology of chronic wounds and contrasts it with normal wound healing. The guide also describes the four major categories of non-healing wounds. The principles of chronic wound management are then provided, including wound bed preparation, debridement, dressing selection, and proper nutrition.
Wound care professionals will appreciate this guide, which combines vital background information with best practices for wound care in patients with non-healing wounds.
The following topics are covered in this guide: