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Quick Facts – COVID-19 and Wound Care

Quick Facts - COVID-19 and Wound Care
 

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is upon us, and knowledge is our best defense. Although much remains unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, basic infection control measures are essential components of strategies to contain the spread of this threat to global health and well-being.

To reduce the risk of disease transmission through personal contact, wound care professionals are turning to telehealth technology for facilitating patient care, including patient education about COVID. When in-person care is needed, health care professionals must take strict precautions by using masks and other personal protective equipment and following best practice protocols to minimize the chance of infection.

This fact sheet contains up-to-the-minute information on ways for health care providers to protect themselves, their colleagues, and their patients from contracting COVID-19. Wound care professionals will find this resource invaluable for navigating the current pandemic. The following topics are covered:

Tips for telehealth success
Criteria for in-person wound care visits
Core elements of patient education
Proper use of N95 masks
Risk factors for poor prognosis
Self-care for health care professionals

Download Quick Facts – COVID-19 and Chronic Wounds 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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