Wounds and Pressure Ulcers
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and contains your sensations of pain, touch, temperature, and pressure. Your skin provides protection from microorganisms and outside elements such as water, chemicals, and the sun. Your skin also helps hold your body in shape, and regulate your body temperature. If the skin is wounded, your barrier has been damaged.
There are many different types of wounds, including pressure ulcers, lower extremity ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and surgical wounds. When wounds do not heal as they should, they may require a different approach to wound care. Sta-home’s wound care team works with your doctor to help develop a plan of care to treat your wounds. Our goals include helping you to learn more about not only your wound care, but also about what causes them, how you can manage them at home, problems to call your nurse about, and ways to help prevent them in the future. Visit our online health library to get more information on wounds and pressure ulcers, its treatment and symptom management.