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It is the hope of this author that such a unit of analysis will be beneficial in not only providing the reader with a more informed understanding of how this process normally takes place within the medical sphere; but also with regard to furthering best practices within the medical community and spreading awareness of common techniques and practices.
One of the most overlooked aspects of wound care is with respect to the fact that many medical professionals focus too much attention on identifying the type of wound and follow a rather limited procedure in terms of how the wound should be addressed. For instance, a wound sustained as the result of a fall could easily have foreign objects embedded beneath the skin or other tissues of the body. Similarly, a persistent bedsore is not likely to have embedded material that could potentially cause issues with respect to treating in healing the wound at a later date. Yet, as a function of simplicity, many medical professionals are oftentimes tempted to treat all wounds in the same manner. This is not only a shortsighted approach, it does not benefit the ultimate health and Outlook of the individual patient in question. This necessarily brings the analysis to the first and most salient point that should be discussed. Essentially, the role of identifying the wound, asking salient questions, and gathering relevant information is the first and most important process that any medical professional should engage in prior to attempting to dress the wound (Chen et al., 2013). As illustrated previously, a fall or similar wound that could have introduced foreign particles beneath the skin or tissue requires an alternative approach as compared to a wound that was sustained without direct trauma being applied to the individual. Likewise, with a wound sustained as a result of a fall or
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Mrs. Stanley (a pseudonym) is a 65 years old lady admitted from a care home with a chest infection, and she is frail and emaciated. She had a stroke at nine months ago. She developed left side hemiplegia. At present, she is able to sit on a wheelchair and needs help with activities on daily living.
According to recent studies, there has been a significant rise in the incidences of medical emergencies and related injuries in the last ten years (Cowen & Moorhead 2011, p.149; Weller et al. 2012, p.594). In all these, trauma and chest injuries from wound, gun shots and thrust injuries among others have critically increased the prevalence of thoracic medical emergencies of different kind.
This paper will discuss what can be done to prevent wound infection within the hospital setting.
There is no substitute for hand care. It has been known for many years that most infections are carried from one room to another on healthcare workers hands and yet it continues to happen.
A wound occurs when the integrity of any tissue is compromised (Dealey 23). A wound may be caused by an act, such as a gunshot, fall, or surgical procedure; by an infectious disease; or by an underlying condition. Types and causes of wounds are wide ranging, and health care professionals have several different ways of classifying them.
Analysis of the literature regarding wound care revealed that there are few quality studies regarding the efficacy of various wound care products, which are currently available. No dressing can be said to be more efficient when
The study concludes that honey is a useful wound care product with good healing time and healing rate, with added property of antimicrobial activity. It is also a cheap product and has fewer side effects.