Wounded Populations: Who is Most At-Risk in Wound Care
Certain populations, such as older adults, pediatric patients, immunocompromised patients, and patients with low socioeconomic status, are at higher risk of wound complications and poor healing because of various factors specific to these populations. Clinicians must be aware of the unique needs of these patient groups to promote better wound care outcomes.
This white paper discusses issues related to wound care in these special populations, such as skin fragility at the extremes of age and limited access to health care in patients with financial constraints. This guide also offers practical strategies for meeting these clinical challenges, as well as a full description of documentation technology application in these high-risk patients.
Wound care professionals will find this white paper helpful because it provides guidance on evidence-based wound care interventions for optimal results in at-risk populations.
This white paper discusses the following topics: