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    Pressure Ulcers Pressure ulcers are a chronic wound that attacks the skin. Pressure ulcers also known as bedsores. Risk facts The most common risk factor of pressure ulcers is immobility: Improper nutrition is also a risk factor of pressure ulcers. Alzheimer’s disease considered a risk factor because of impairment of mental status (Berman&Slon, 2012). Because of their mental status, patients are unaware of the prevention of pressure ulcers, which makes them more vulnerable to pressure ulcers. However, the dryness of the skin is also included in the risk factors for pressure ulcers. Diabetes mellitus is also a risk factor of pressure ulcers because people with diabetes have sensation lost (Scemons&Elston, 2009). Age is an important risk factor…

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    Nowadays, wound management is part of nursing skills, which are performed regularly in surgical area. This will involve in the application of complementary therapies or conventional methods. However, in the meantime whether it is an option to use traditional or alternative medicine in wound management has sparked a debated. Some people argue that complementary therapies has a beneficial influence on the treatment of chronic leg ulcers, while many other challenge that it has a unfavourable effect…

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    Pressure Ulcers

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    Pressure ulcer can worsen if the wound if not being cleaned regularly. Some of the treatments of pressure ulcers as stated by Qaseem Amir are, “Air-fluidized bed, alternating- air bed, low- air bed, hydrocolloid dressing, radiant heat dressing, dextromoner paste, and oxandrolone.” Air- fluidized as stated by Qaseem Amir, “Redistributes pressure by forcing air through small beads in the mattress, generating a fluid like surface”. Alternating- air be, changed pressure in the mattress. Low- air bed…

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    Wound Healing Essay

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    Wound healing is a complex dynamic process which replacing damaged cells with cells of same origin or with connective tissue scar. Wound healing has four time dependent phases; hemostatic, inflammatory, proliferative, and remolding phase. In each phase, specific resident cells release growth factors and cytokines to move the healing process from one phase to the other till complete healing occurs. Chronic wound stack in or delayed in one of the healing phases commonly inflammatory phase.…

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    or absence of tendon, vascular or nerve damage, taking wound measurements, exploring the mechanism of injury and the length of time since the initial injury is paramount. As might be expected, in Mr. Jones’ case, there is an increased risk of infection with closing the wound with sutures. Furthermore, his simple hand laceration, a 2-inch cut on the anterior aspect of the hand, is superficial, greater than 6 hours old and is best treated conservatively without closure or stitches to heal, so…

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    When hearing the phrase negative pressure wound therapy, one asks, what does it mean? This type of dressing is used for acute, chronic and burn wounds; it’s a closed system attached to pump which applies negative vacuum pressure to subtract fluid thereby increasing circulation to the tissue. (Wound Care Center, n.d.). This type of therapy is also referred to as VAC (vacuum assisted closure) therapy. According to the Wound Care Center, (n.d.) this vacuum dressing is used for the following: •…

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    There are three different intentions of wound healing; primary, secondary, tertiary. Primary intention healing is usually surgical wounds that are sutured and well approximated. Secondary involves chronic wounds that the wound edges do not come together, require more time and energy to heal, usually pressure ulcer wounds. Tertiary intention healing is needed for the wound to be open for a period of time before it can be sutured, the wound left open to allow drainage and later closed. One of the…

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    Wound management requires a skill and time in acquiring a fulfilling task. In fact, complicated wounds that are either acute or chronic can be seen in most surgical wards. Through the significance of the literature review, five articles will be explored in identifying their aims, relationship, differences and its relevance to the nursing standard. In Yao et al (2012), their retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in comparison…

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    discusses impaired wound healing. Impaired wound healing is an issue that can easily be overlooked or seen as not very important, for many reasons. However, it can become a very big problem if not taken care of correctly. The wound needs to follow the three complex phases to wound healing, in a specific way for the wound to heal properly. If for some reason the wound does not follow one of the phases properly, it will be delayed in the healing process. This can not only cause problems in…

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    Wound Healing Kara Sommefeld Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Wound Healing Wound healing is achieved through four phases that the body must undergo. These phases are; homeostasis, inflammatory, proliferation, and remodeling (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013). In order for the body to heal, all four phases must successfully occur in the appropriate sequence. One of the most important factors that promotes wound healing is adequate blood supply. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients…

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