The community nurses decided that they needed to talk to Mrs. Smith about the odour and involve her in selecting a dressing product that was designed to alleviate or reduce the problem. The assessment identified that the wound was infected with beta-haemolytic streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus and a two-week course of systemic antibiotics was prescribed.
Pressure Ulcers, Wounds, and Wound Management: Signs of Wound Healing (Basic Concept, RM Fundamentals 8.0 Chp 55)
The articles aim “is to develop a conceptual framework to explain the types of decision-making process used by the health professionals in wound care practice” (Gillespie et al, 2014). To advance wound
I have significantly developed my skill in wound care assessment and dressing, in developing this skill I now recognize the importance of documenting each dressing. Morison (2001) supports this in saying that by detailing pressure ulcer assessment it provides a basis for deciding the effectiveness of the current treatment.
At the time of the incident, I felt very inadequate. I felt that I was not a good advocate for Ms Lisa, nor did the AMU nurse fulfil the clause of the NMC (2015)’s Code of Conduct and act in patient’s best interests (NMC (2015)). For me, the hardest part was not able to help Ms Lisa. However, I felt that I did help Ms Lisa, only in a small way but could
Wound management is one of the cornerstones for nursing care however, effective wound care extends far beyond the application of the wound itself. Nurses may be required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate wound care; therefore, order to fill these roles it’s critical to have an understanding of the several different areas of wound care such as, integumentary system, classification of wounds, wound procedures, and documentation. Knowledge in each of these areas will allow nurses to make well informed decisions about wound care, and as a result play an active part in wound healing.
In this paper we will present critical analysis on the different views on nursing the wound dressing focusing primarily on the possible infections ranging from technique to use of silver to the overall impact made by these choices.
A full assessment of the wound should be carried out prior to selection of dressings. Any allergies should also be noted. The wound should be traced, photographed and measured providing data for comparison throughout the treatment. Consent should be gained prior to photographing the wound and the patient should not be identifiable from the photograph (Benbow 2004). All information should be documented in patients’ records, using the wound assessment tool. The pressure sore was identified as grade two
Throughout the procedure, I was able to interact with the patient and communicate effectively with him, discussing his pertinent health history as well as his experience in dealing with his chronic wound. Such communication and patient interactions bring an abundance of positive feelings to any clinical situation. I also felt positively about the decision of the nurse and healthcare provider in the use of barrier cream to prevent further maceration of the peri-wound skin,
In the UK, there are 200,000 patients, who have slow healing wounds, which costs National Health Services £2.3-£3.1 billions per year and it reduces patients’ quality of life and mobility (Posnett & Franks, 2008). In addition, patients may have sleeping difficulties due to painful wound (Posnett & Franks, 2008). Patients may become depressed, isolated and have impaired body image due pain and embarrassment of unpleasant wound odour (Santy, 2008).
A wound can be described as damage to an area of the body, it can be internal or external, external wounds are damages that affect the skin and the anatomy of the skin. It is named by the type of forces that caused them. This essay briefly describes the current state of wound care in Canada, and also the projection wound care in Canada in the next 10 years. In order to understand where we are, we need to reflect on the genesis of wound care practice in
And as a nurse, following the instruction on how it is done, applying the right medication and doing it on schedule are very important for a quick wound healing process and a quality patient care (Waugh, 2014, p. 354). Not only that, wound and total skin assessment at least twice a day, good documentation and multidisciplinary collaboration are essential (Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle, & Cheever, 2010, p. 209). Prompt notification to the doctor for any wound progress, collaboration with the dietitian regarding the proper diet to help speed up the healing process, a clear instruction to the nursing aid that frequent patient turning and repositioning, and changing the diaper timely will aid in the wound healing and prevent further skin damage and the development of a new one (Smeltzer et al., 2010, p.
The first couple of paragraphs include an explanation of what is considered a complex wound and the current available treatments. It is beneficial that the authors include an explanation of what the problem is so that the reader can have a better understanding of why this issue is of concern. The paragraphs then transition towards the types of treatments available for the problem and a description of why the current treatments are not sufficient for restorative care.
It was found that the nurses had insufficient recording of wound care and the staff were not monitoring the wounds consistently or keeping Mr Selir’s GP up to date on his condition. After this incident, the nursing home introduced new staff, systems and processes to improve the quality of care to residents. I felt frustrated and disturbed as coming from overseas, my family background has always taught us to respect and look after our elderly therefore back in our country we don’t believe in nursing homes. According to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] 2016, health professionals ought to provide safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice.
I recognise that with my own experience it can be quite easy to cause cross contamination, correct hand washing is vital as it is one of the main cause for the increase of infections in hospitals. I thought that washing your hands was quite straight forward until I used the ultra violet light and saw the places that I missed. I now practise the seven stages of hand washing ensuring I clean my hands correctly reducing the risk of cross contamination.