Correct Wound Skin Care

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Tammy, I would agree there is a major difference between knowing how to perform a specific skill and knowing how to perform that skill effectively. I think it is great that you offer new nurses to your department an extensive orientation and training. Wound vac care can be tedious, depending on the wound, requiring much training and then follow-up training to ensure it is being performed correctly. The surrounding skin appearance of a wound bed is a good indicator of correct wound vac application. Your expertise in wound care with precise skin barrier methods prevented further complications with this already painful wound. When patients get, frustrated or are having a lot of pain related to a treatment or procedure, many times they will refuse
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