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.
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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 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.