Wound care is an ongoing challenge for the home care nurse, given the complexity of wound care as well as the many factors affecting healing.
Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires continuing medical care and patient self-management to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications.
The goal of ostomy care is to help patients familiarize themselves with properly caring for their ostomy so they can maintain a high quality of life following surgery.
Lymphedema is defined as the swelling to one or more extremities caused by lymph (a fluid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system) accumulating in the tissues of the affected areas.
Commonly called a trach, this refers to a surgically created hole that extends from the neck skin into the windpipe or trachea. This artificial airway needs to be maintained to prevent serious problems.
Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) is a sophisticated development of a typical surgical procedure that uses vacuum-assisted drainage in order to remove blood or other fluids from the wound or surgical site.