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Quick Facts - Chronic Wound Care

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:

Comorbid conditions, including cancer
Blood flow
Dementia and compliance with care
Moisture-associated skin damage
Skin protection
Wound cleansing
Physiologic response to pain
Non-compliance versus non-adherence
Patient education

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.

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