Archive for July, 2016

Management of Dehisced Wounds

Though some surgical wounds may seem to be healing normally, the edges of the wound may fail to join, which leads to a complication called wound dehiscence. While infection is the most common type of complication that can arise from this condition, another much more severe but rare condition called wound evisceration can occur, which […]

Decubitus Ulcer Wound Care, Prevention and Documentation

Also known as pressure ulcer, bed sore, or pressure sore, a decubitus ulcer forms where the pressure from the body’s weight presses the skin against a firm surface, such as a bed or wheelchair. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) defines pressure ulcer as “a localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually […]

Wound Care Documentation – Choose a Good Wound EMR

Accurate documentation of wound care is extremely important for later referrals, and to monitor whether the wound is healing. Though the format used for documentation varies from facility to facility, it is important that all documentation is  clear, concise, and legible. Clear records also facilitate better communication among wound care professionals, resulting in effective treatment […]

Bioactive Wound Care Market to Keep Growing

The bioactive wound care market is growing rapidly, but just how rapidly is proved by the IndustryARC report which states that the Bioactive Wound Care market could reach USD 4.9 billion by the year 2020, due to rapid technological advancements. How Bioactive Dressings Make a Difference The procedures in normal wound healing are quite ineffective […]

Study Links Slow Diabetic Wound Healing to Weaker Electric Fields

Several researches have provided significant insights into how naturally occurring electrical fields (EFs) in human beings participate in the control of tissue repair and regeneration. EFs also regulate various body, organ and cell functions, including growth and skin wound healing. However, this won’t work well with diabetic individuals. Slow healing wounds that require close monitoring […]