Case study: 89-year-old male with advanced dementia who was hospitalized due to COVID-19 and developed pressure injury stage III. The patient was discharged with the wound and the family didn’t know what to do. They found us on the Internet and asked for advice as they had been told the wound would not heal.
Approach: We developed a plan of care with a home care agency and family. The homecare nurse (non-wound specialist) implemented the care plan with our guidance. The family was extremely supportive and engaged. Together we were able to help to heal this complex wound in a period of 4 months.