Friday, June 18, 2021

Tag: Wound Care

Custom chair cushions might aid spinal cord injury patients

Wheelchair cushions designed to adjust to a person's size and form can help redistribute pressure and provide support for activities of daily living for patients with spinal cord injuries, report scientists at the Instituto...

You can help the disabled in Haiti

Over the last couple of days, the Reeve Foundation has focused on supporting relief efforts that are directed at the people of Haiti with existing and newly acquired disabilities. Portlight Strategies and UCP Wheels...

The scourge of bedsores is being confronted

What do you know about bedsores? They come from too much pressure on your skin in one place for too long. If you are paralyzed, and have no sensation, say, on your butt, you...

Fil-Am is most severely wounded Iraq veteran

The most severely wounded and disabled US soldier to return home from Iraq is a Filipino-American by the name of Joseph “Jay” Briseno Jr. Shot in 2003 in the back of the neck at...

SKIN CARE

Take Routine Care of Your Skin The third way to prevent skin sores, the most serious problem in SCI, is to keep your skin healthy. Health skin is skin which is intact, well lubricated with...

Negative pressure wound therapy: an option for hard-to-heal wounds

How Does NPWT Work? Two NPWT devices are primarily used in the United States: the V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure) Therapy system, offered by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), and the Versatile 1 Wound Vacuum System by...

How V.A.C. Therapy Works

V.A.C.® Therapy is the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound using a therapy unit to intermittently or continuously convey negative pressure to a specialized wound dressing to help promote wound healing. The...

Pressure Ulcer (Bed Sore) Care

Review the pressure ulcer care instructions with your healthcare professional on a regular basis. Be sure that you have directions for: ·wound cleansing ·skin care ·wound dressings ·turning & repositioning ·pressure relief When in bed, turn or shift at...

Coping with the Pressure of Wound Care

The American Medical Directors Association crafts guidelines specifically for long-term care Pressure ulcers are serious problems not only for nursing home residents, but for the long-term care industry, as well. In today's litigious climate, nursing...

Spinal Cord Injury Glossary

Abdominal Binder - Wide elastic binder use to help prevent a drop in blood pressure or used for cosmetic purposes to hold in abdomen. A rigid (non-elastic) binder is used to help empty the...