Archive for September, 2017

Study Finds a New Gel Patch Could Improve Wound Healing and Reduce Scarring

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have developed a new Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) gel patch prototype that could accelerate wound healing and minimize scar formation. This healing patch could be a great consolation for diabetic patients, who suffer from hard-to-heal skin lesions and for patients undergoing surgery. In fact, this patch is unlike other single-purpose patches […]

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers – Learn the Best Practices

Having a pressure ulcer can be a painful and unpleasant experience. A large number of pressure ulcers are avoidable. Patients who develop pressure ulcers while in the hospital have a greater risk for developing infections. Wound care consulting helps in management of such conditions. Also known as bed sores or pressure sores, pressure ulcers are […]

Guidelines for Proper Wound Care Documentation

Wound care documentation is crucial for monitoring, treating and managing wounds. In fact, it provides information about the treatments given and the status of the patient to the rest of the healthcare team. This is important to ensure quality and continuity of care. Wound care documentation should be legible, accurate, whole, substantiated, unaltered, intelligent and […]

Wound Care Treatment for Burns – Learn the Basics

A burn is an injury to the flesh caused by such things as heat, chemicals, friction or electricity. The types of burns include superficial or first degree burns that affect only the epidermis (top layer of the skin), partial thickness or second degree burns that reach into the dermis (second layer) and full-thickness or third […]

Global Advanced Wound Care Market – Key Growth Factors

Wound care consulting, especially that of chronic wounds, has enormous social and economic implications worldwide. According to the latest report from Data Bridge Market Research, the global advanced wound care market is expected to reach USD 22,088.6 million by 2024 from USD 11,683.5 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast […]