Patient is unable to perform wound care due to complexity of wound, location, size of wound, poor manual dexterity, forgetful (dementia), and knowledge deficit. No skilled/willing caregiver to perform wound care.
Instructed caregiver that treatment includes proper positioning, always avoid placing any weight or pressure on the wound site.
SN instructed patient on s/s of infected wound susch as: Thick green or yellow drainage, Foul odor, Redness or warmth around wound, Tenderness of surrounding area, and Swelling.
SN instructed patient to eat a balanced diet and drink fluids, increase protein and take vitamins to promote wound healing.
SN advised patient to take temperature once a day before bedtime, check for bleeding, pus, hardness, swelling, odor and any color change. If any of these are present, please let your nurse or doctor know as soon as possible. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.
Skilled Nurse instructed caregiver get at least 4 pillows, include one of those long body pillows since you can and place them between the knees, ankles, under the arms and behind the back when the patient is laid on her side.
Patient was instructed on traumatic wounds. Open wounds may be left heal
Patient was instructed on traumatic wounds. Abrasions are superficial epithelial wounds cause by frictional scarping forces. When extensive, they may be associated with fluid loss. Such wounds should be cleansed to minimize the risk of infection, and superficial foreign bodies should be removed to avoid unsightly
Patient was instructed on wound healing. Healing time depends on a variety of factors, such as wound size and location, pressure on the wound from walking or standing, swelling, circulation, blood glucose levels, wound care, and what is being applied to the wound. Healing may occur within weeks or require several months.
Patient was instructed on another leading type of chronic wounds is pressure ulcers. That occurs when pressure on the tissue is grater than the pressure in capillaries, and thus restricts blood flow into the area. Muscle tissues, which needs more oxygen and nutrients than skin does, show the worst effects from prolonged pressure. As in other chronic ulcers, reperfusion injury damage tissue.