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Wound Care

At least 60,000 people in the United States die each year from the complications of pressure ulcers. Data collected from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey showed that approximately 159,000 U.S. nursing home residents had pressure ulcers, with Stage II pressure ulcers being most common. Wound Management is a very common practice among the healthcare industry. It is important to have a holistic comprehensive approach that takes all factors into consideration that affect wound healing. Wound Management is best achieved with the collaboration of a multidisciplinary wound team. Members of this team include; the patient, Nursing staff, Physician, Therapy teams, a Dietician, and a Wound Care Specialist. This team should be patient/resident focused and recognize that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.