Archive for January, 2016

Different Types of C-Section Wound Infections

Infection at the operative site is the most common complication of a cesarean delivery or C-section. There are several factors that increase the probability of infection in women such as obesity, diabetes, smoking, use of systemic corticosteroids, poor prenatal care, previous C-sections and so on. Receiving the right treatment at the earliest is very important […]

Wound Care for Livedoid Vasculopathy More Effective with Wound EMR

Livedoid vasculopathy is a chronic vascular disorder with persistent painful ulceration of the lower extremities. There is an increased incidence for this condition during winter and summer. This condition chiefly occurs on the lower leg or foot. Mostly, middle-aged women suffer from this condition, which leaves behind a scar tissue. Proper wound care is essential […]

Stab Wounds – Characteristics and Documentation

Stab wounds are those wounds that penetrate with a depth greater than their length, and are caused by a large variety of objects. The depth depends upon several factors such as the amount of force delivered by the object, the victim’s movement, sharpness and shape of the object. Understanding the characteristics of the stab wounds […]

Types of Wound Irrigation Solutions and the Need for Wound Assessment

Wound irrigation refers to the steady flow of a solution over an open wound surface in order to provide wound hydration and eliminate deeper debris. It is regarded as the most consistently effective wound cleansing method compared to swabbing or bathing and is essential for quality wound care. The critical step in wound irrigation is […]

Accurate H&P Report Crucial to Treat Puncture Wounds

A deep wound caused by a sharp and pointed object (for example, a nail) is known as puncture wound. The opening of the skin would be small and such wounds may not bleed much. However, delayed diagnosis or inappropriate management can put puncture wounds at the risk of infection, osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone […]