Nutrition and Wound Care: a comprehensive approach

Many wound care patients are elderly, overweight or even obese. Besides having a skin ulcer caused by diabetes, venous stasis, arterial insufficiency or persistent pressure these patients often have unrecognized signs and symptoms of malnutrition. Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions Inc. teaches wound care providers how to spot, assess and treat this common cause for non-healing. During our wound care symposium we teach providers the importance of following nationally endorsed Clinical Practice Guidelines, completing a nutrition assessment, obtaining laboratory tests and counseling each wound care patient on the importance of balanced meals with more veggies and fruits and less processed foods from the middle of the grocery aisles. Adequate protein intake is vital to healing a complex wound as protein is an important factor in repairing the skin. When Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions, Inc. teaches providers and staff of outpatient wound clinics we provide them all the tools to be truly comprehensive in their approach. For more information about Comprehensive’s services please call Karin at 1-800-232-5070.

WHAM! Wound Healing Awareness Month

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, or WHAM!

The American Board of Wound Management reports there are 6.7 million people currently suffering from non-healing wounds. Most often, healing is complicated and slowed by underlying conditions such as diabetes, venous or arterial problems, unrelieved pressure, radiation tissue damage, and infection.

The good news is that the wound team at Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions, Inc. has the expertise to help heal those difficult wounds! Our team helps hospitals throughout the USA develop their own wound care service line. We train Physicians and Nurses in the most advanced techniques for comprehensive wound management to speed healing. Examples of some of the advanced treatments utilized in an outpatient setting are application of cellular and tissue-based products, total contact casts, compression wraps, negative pressure wound therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Nutrition, blood glucose management, and pressure relief shoes and inserts are also assessed and optimized. We believe in “doing right for the right patient at the right time;” it is the under pinning of our consulting services.

To find out more about Comprehensive’s services call Karin at 1-800-232-5070 or email her at krk@comprehensive-healthcare.com.