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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Delay In Wound Healing

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    skin around wound in the course of dressing change or old dressing removal. Patient that is living with a wound is often stained when outflow caused by the…

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    More Americans have died during the Civil War than any other war. 620,000 soldiers died in the line of duty. Two-thirds of these didn’t die from wounds. They died from diseases such as typhoid and dysentery. Civil War medicine was not yet advanced enough to connect a lack of hygiene with an influx of disease. Lack of hygiene in hospitals and camps also contributed to the spread of disease. Placing a latrine downstream away from the clean water supply was sometimes also overlooked. Disease spread…

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    Blastomycosis In Dogs

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    and discharge leading to blindness, dyspnea with coughing and wheezing sounds, and draining pus filled skin lesions. If a dog has been in an environment where the Blastomyces fungus may have been present at any time in the six weeks previous to the onset of symptoms, care must be taken to test properly for this condition since it is commonly misdiagnosed, which can lead to permanent or fatal damage. Complete blood count and serum chemistry abnormalities are usually nonspecific and reflect…

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    open wound can lead to a quick recovery and a decreased risk of infection. An infection is caused by exposure to bacteria and pathogens. If an open wound contracts an infection, then it can lead to further complications with the healing process. Therefore, is it important to keep the wound dressing changed regularly. There are several key steps to follow from the removal of the bandages to reapplying new bandages. The first step in changing an open wound bandage is gathering all the needed…

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