Wound Care

Wound Care Teaching 2580

Instructed patient eat healthy foods. Getting the right nutrition will help you heal.Lose excess weight. Get plenty of sleep.Ask your provider if it's OK to do gentle stretches or light exercises. This can help improve circulation.

Wound Care Teaching 2407

SN instructed patient to eat a balanced diet and drink fluids, eat protein like red and white meat, eggs, beans and take vitamins from vegetables/fruits , to promote wound healing.

Wound Care Teaching 2336

SN instructed pt on hygiene r/t wound care. It is very important to maintain a clean environment as well as clean , dry skin. Do not pick at wounds, or at other areas of the skin. Our fingernails harbor bacteria under them, wash hands throughly and often throughout the the day with soap and water, hand sanitizer can be used in between but are not a substitute for proper hand washing.

Wound Care Teaching 2289

Instructed patient check the wound for increased redness, swelling, or a bad odor. Patient should pay attention to the color and amount of drainage from your wound. Look for drainage that has become 
darker or thicker.

Wound Care Teaching 2107

SN teaching the patient / caregiver on S / S ( signs / symptoms) of wound infection to report to physician, such as increased temp >100.5, chills, increase in drainage, foul odor, redness, or unrelieved pain.

Wound Care Teaching 2130

SN instructed patient on wound care. The patient should be sure to have a well-balanced diet. This include protein, vitamins and iron. Note: using a blender or 
chopping food does not change the nutritional value of the food.

Wound Care Teaching 2131

SN instructed patient on wound care. Keep a clean dressing on your wound, dressings keep out germs and protect the wound from injury. 
They also help absorb fluid that drains from the wound and could damage the skin around it. Try to drink six to eight cups of water daily. Hydration is essential for healthy skin.

Wound Care Teaching 1897

SN instructed patient to always assess wound dry sterile dressing when removed for any symptoms / signs of infection, such as increase drainage amount, any odor, drainage color, etc . Check your temperature once or twice a day. Report any fever or increase pain.

Wound Care Teaching 1805

Instructed caregiver to keep patient's ulcer from becoming infected, it is important to: keep blood glucose levels under tight control; keep the ulcer clean and bandaged; cleanse the wound daily, using a wound dressing or bandage; and avoid walking barefoot.

Wound Care Teaching 1806

Instructed caregiver the patient are at high risk if the patient have or do the following: Neuropathy, Poor circulation, A foot deformity (e.g., bunion, hammer toe), Wear inappropriate shoes, Uncontrolled blood sugar, History of a previous foot ulceration.