• Why Wound care?
  • Once the wound has healed enough that there is no risk of infection, antibiotic ointment can be replaced with vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or petroleum jelly. Massaging the area while working with the thicker scar tissue to keep it from becoming stiff is also important. Softer skin will heal with a less noticeable scar.

  • prevent scarring
  • it is essential to keep the site clean, no matter how small the wound may be. Debris can easily enter broken skin and may cause infection. To keep material out, patients should keep the broken skin covered and apply petroleum jelly under the bandage so it stays moist. This can help prevent the wound from becoming too deep.

  • Whole-body care
  • Those who have more severe wounds should take care of themselves in a way that may promote healing. This means the injured party may want to ensure adequate rest, a healthy diet and more fluids than usual to flush out the system and prevent dehydration. Keeping meals healthy with plenty of protein, fruit and vegetables needed.

  • Care techniques
  • Wounds shouldn’t be taken lightly. If not treated properly and in time, it may lead to chronic wound development. A significant portion of the government health care fund goes into treating patients with chronic wound problem. When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t use sugar effectively thus affect healing process.

CALENDER & EVENTS

THEME: WOUND MANAGEMNT IN THE CONTEXT OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

Sub-Theme: Antimicrobials in Wounds, Advanced Wound Care Dressings, Wound Care Technologies, System Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Surgical Management of difficult to Heal Wounds.


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