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Wound Care


Any technique that enhances the healing of skin abrasions, blisters, cracks, craters, infections, lacerations, necrosis, and/or ulcers. Wound care involves

  1. Local care to the skin, with débridement and dressings;
  2. Careful positioning of the affected body part to avoid excessive pressure on the wound;
  3. Application of compression or medicated bandages;
  4. Treatment of edema or lymphedema;
  5. Treatment of infection;
  6. Optimization of nutrition and blood glucose levels;
  7. The use of supports and cushions;
  8. Maximization of blood flow and oxygen.
Website: Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
www.aawcone.org/patientresources.shtml