What is a Pressure Injury/Ulcer?
- Pressure injury also known as pressure ulcer, pressure sores, decubitus ulcer or bedsore is a localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or resulting from a medical or other device.
- These injuries occur as a result of prolonged, intense pressure and/or pressure in combination with friction and shear forces.
- The most common locations for pressure injuries to develop is the back of your head, shoulders, elbows, sacral, coccyx and heels.
- Pressure injuries can exacerbate and interfere with the management of other health issues increasing suffering, morbidity, mortality rates and cost in the hospital and home care sectors.
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- Our team of wound care specialists are highly skilled in assessment, prevention and management of pressure injuries.
- We will identify risk factors that place individuals at high risk to develop this type of wound and develop a care plan for prevention and management
- The most important is to make sure our clients are on the right care pathway to achieve wound healing and avoid further damage, suffering and wound deterioration.
- Our collaborative approach ensures individuals and their caregivers express their needs, concerns and preferences, which are included and addressed by the care plan.
- We engage our clients in self-care for prevention and management of symptoms and infection reduction.
- In our first appointment a comprehensive assessment will be done to identify individuals’ needs and address risk factors preventing healing. Next we develop a care plan based on their needs and supported by best practices guidelines for pressure injury management.
- Individuals and caregivers are guided by a certified wound care nurse and with the support of our virtual platform and APP they will be able to upload photos of their wounds any time and get our expert guidance from anywhere.
- Our ongoing follow-ups and support are provided to individuals and caregivers until wound closure.