Quick Facts - Chronic Wound Care
When wounds do not follow a predicted healing trajectory, the patient’s general health may provide clues to certain factors that affect wound healing. These factors include diseases, mental status, nutrition, immobility, pain, aging, temperature, non-adherence, and patient-related issues specific to wound care.
Assessing the health status and disease states of a patient and taking these factors into consideration during treatment planning are important components of wound care best practices.
This fact sheet is a helpful staff education resource supplying essential information on factors that affect wound healing, including the following:
Download Quick Facts – Chronic Wound Care to share with colleagues in your facility. The print-friendly format lends itself to posting on the bulletin board or handing out to your nursing staff at in-service.