Ongoing COVID-19 Impact on Skin Health and Wound Management in Post-Acute Care
This paper was developed by the Post-Acute Wound & Skin Integrity Council (PAWSIC), exploring the impact of COVID-19 on post-acute care in the United States. It is intended to highlight the disproportionate and severe adverse effects of COVID-19, specifically those related to wound management, within the post-acute long-term care population. The following findings and recommendations are provided based on the expert opinion of the authors. Newly emerging evidence available at the time of publication will no doubt continue to evolve, but the lessons learned to date hold value for all caregivers.
The authors are a multidisciplinary team of professionals within the post-acute care wound management space dedicated to raising awareness and providing recommended practices. Populations discussed in this paper will vary based on the current evidence.
This white paper discusses the following topics:
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