Archive for June, 2016

Wound Care for Burn Injuries

For a patient with a burn injury, wound care mainly aims at preventing infection. Burns maybe caused by heat, chemicals, friction or electricity. Burn wounds may result in severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die. Different Types of Wound Burns Based on the severity of damage to the skin, there are […]

How to Care for Open Wounds

Open wounds are often a life-threatening condition in trauma patients. Soft tissue infection and sepsis were the most feared complications in patients with trauma. In open wounds, the skin is cracked open, leaving the underlying tissue exposed to the outside environment, which makes it more vulnerable to bleeding and infections. These wounds are often classified […]

What Causes Poor Wound Healing?

Wound care management aims at healing the wound in the shortest time possible, with minimal pain, discomfort, and scarring to the patient. Some wounds heal easily while others can take longer. Poor wound healing may be because of the severity of the wounds or the poor state of health of the individual. All wounds heal […]

Avoid Skin Tears with Proper Wound Care

Skin tears are traumatic wounds that result from a separation of the two major layers of the human skin, the epidermis and the dermis. These can become chronic wounds if they are not treated appropriately. The elderly are at a higher risk for skin tears due to the fragility of the aging skin, flattening of […]