Cellulitis is an infection of the skin or underlying tissues. Bacteria can be introduced into the skin through an area of open skin, such as an insect bite. However, in many cases, there is not an obvious site where bacteria entered the skin. Once bacteria are in the skin, they cause redness and...
How Should Physicians Assess and Manage Pressure Ulcers in the Hospitalized Patient?
Assessments of pressure ulcer stage, wound infection, and risk factors guide targeted therapeutic interventions that facilitate wound healing and prevent new pressure ulcer formation
Decubitus Ulcers - Stages of Heel Decubitus Ulcer - Print Quality Instant Download
Decubitius ulcers, also known as pressure or bed sores, require surgical treatment to prevent infection and promote healing of the affected area. The exhibit illustrates the four stages of a decubitus heel ulcer as it develops from skin discoloration in Stage I to tissue damage and necrosis extending down to bone in Stage IV.
Bed Sores Home Treatment and Remedies | Top 10 Home Remedies
Prev post1 of 3Next A bed sore, also known as a pressure sore or pressure ulcer, is an open wound on the skin that is common among people who are confined to their bed or a wheelchair for extended periods of time. One of the main causes of bed sores is undue pressure and friction
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What Stage Is It? Test Your Pressure Injury Staging Skills - WCEI Blog
(updated to reflect the 2016 NPUAP Staging Definitions) How well do you know your guidelines for staging pressure injuries? View the slideshow and test yourself! Note: if you have any difficulties opening the slideshow, CLICK HERE to view it in SlideShare. Test Your Pressure Injury Staging Skills from Wound Care Education Institute Wound Care Education …
Wound Detective Series: Is It (Or Is It Not) Infected? - WCEI Blog
We take a quick look at how to determine the signs of infection, and how to differentiate between infection and critical colonization.
Ouch! Let's Talk About Skin Tears - WCEI Blog
A preview of what you will learn in our webinar dedicated to skin tears, including how to identify and treat skin tears.