Wound Care is just one of our nursing team's services to our clients. Wound care involves managing and treating injuries or breaks in the skin, whether they are due to cuts, burns, abrasions, surgical incisions, or other causes. Proper wound care is essential for preventing infection, promoting healing, and minimizing scarring.
Our staff will wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling a wound at all times, use clean, sterile instruments and supplies.
Control bleeding by applying gentle pressure with a clean cloth or sterile dressing if required; evaluate the wound’s type, size, and depth; check for signs of infection; rinse the injury; remove any foreign material or debris from the wound; and rinse the wound again.
Choose an appropriate dressing based on the type and location of the wound, and ensure the dressing is clean, sterile, and properly applied.
If applicable, elevate the injured area to reduce swelling and promote blood flow, and follow up with the client as required to ensure that the wound is clean and healing well.
Provide direction to a client; watch out for signs of infection (increased redness, swelling, warmth, pus, or fever), delayed healing, or worsening symptoms, and if so, consult a doctor or call the office to schedule a nurse visit right away.
Wound Care Services include activities such as:
- Minimizing pain and discomfort.
- Alleviating emotional distress, anxiety, or depression.
- Assisting with safety, mobility, and equipment.
- Providing respite care.
- Aligning treatment outcomes with the patient’s values and preferences.