Wound Care


Pressure Injuries

What is a Pressure 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.
  • If you want to learn more about prevention of pressure injury click here.

What Our Team Can Do to Help

  • 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.

What to Expect During Our Virtual Care

  • 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 can 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.