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What is a chronic wound?
A wound is any break in the skin or deep tissue. Normally the skin heals quickly on its own. Wounds that don’t heal easily are called chronic wounds.
They require special care to heal.
For more information, please click on any of the resources below.
Wound Care: Home Instructions
Fact Sheet For Patients and Families
Wound Basics, helping your wound heal, changing your dressing, and good foods for wound healing. Source: Intermountain Healthcare
Wound Care: Changing A Dressing
Your step by step guide to changing your wound dressing.
Wound Care: Signs and Symptoms of Infection
An infected wound can cause serious complications. Notify your nurse and/or doctor immediately, if you have any of these signs and/or symptoms.
Wound Care: Proper Positioning For Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
Follow this guide for Pressure Ulcer Treatment