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Wound Care Telemedicine Basics

Among the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for safe and successful wound care at a time when physical distancing is mandated or recommended to contain the spread of coronavirus. Telemedicine can be easily adapted to meet that need. This step-by-step checklist is a guide to telemedicine for health care professionals providing wound care through a telehealth platform.


Quick Facts – COVID-19 and Wound Care

Download Quick Facts – COVID-19 and share it within your facility. This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on wound management during the current pandemic. The print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.

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Terms to Know: COVID-19 and Wound Care

COVID-19: The name of the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The abbreviation COVID-19 is short for coronavirus disease 2019.

Fit test: A 15- to 20-minute testing of the seal between the respirator’s facepiece and your face. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on the job.

Liquid sealant: Liquid skin sealants are designed to protect vulnerable areas from the effects of skin injury. They form a transparent protective coating on the skin. Indicated for use on stage 1 pressure injuries and low-exudating stage 2 pressure ulcers, pressure points and bony prominences, and under adhesive products to protect the skin.


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WoundSource will be launching a Wound Care COVID-19 Center in the coming weeks where health care professionals can watch, read, and download helpful resources. These resources will include webinars, guides to assist in navigating wound care under these new circumstances, and news from wound care industry members and stakeholders.

Keep posted for an announcement from WoundSource when this is live.

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