Wednesday, 07/12/17, 9:00am
Welcome to the inaugural edition of our Skilled Wound Care Insights series!
Today we’ll be discussing online resources for wound care knowledge. In future installments, we’ll discuss other insights into wound care and wound healing - stay tuned for exclusive content!
Online Resources from Skilled Wound Care
Wound care is a challenging and exciting field with a wide range of specialized knowledge. Staying up to date with the latest advancements in the field is essential for all healthcare providers. Carrying around heavy textbooks is absolutely impractical (although we do recommend the very portable Mastery of Skin, Wound, and Ostomy Care by our own Dr. Bardia Anvar, now in its second edition) - so where to look?
In this post, we’ll outline a compendium of three excellent online resources to help you stay up to date (or refresh your memory) on the best practices, techniques, and science in wound care. And this is only a small sample: Skilled Wound Care has an extensive database on online wound care resources available to you, anytime, anywhere.
Of course, if you want more thorough explanations of wound care science, treatment, and procedures, why not sign up for one of our courses? You can learn online or in one of our live courses (for a full schedule of cities and dates, please check here).
(1) Tissue Types
Unsure whether you’re looking at healthy or unhealthy granulation tissue? Just consult our Tissue Types reference. The answer: see below. The image on the left is healthy - pink/red in color - while the image on the right is unhealthy and indicates poor blood supply to the site).
(2) Pressure Injury/Pressure Ulcer
Need more information about pressure injuries/pressure ulcers? We’ve got you covered: visit our “Pressure Injury in the Nursing Home” page and then follow it up with a quick view of an explainer video:
(3) Lower Extremity Wounds
These wounds are especially critical to assess and treat properly - and we have the information you need! Everything from assessment to dressing to complications can be found on our Lower Extremity Wounds page. Here’s a brief sample:
“Assessment of the dorsalis pedis pulse is an important component in determining the etiology of the lower extremity chronic wound. The dorsalis pedis artery can be palpated or found lateral to the extensor hallucis longus tendon on the dorsal surface of the foot, distal to the navicular bone.”
For all this and more, please visit our website and consult our online library of wound care knowledge. And please stay tuned for future installments, where we’ll discuss more insights into wound care and healing.
Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.