- Of the estimated 4-10 million people that suffer from grievously chronic
wounds, 80% are located in long-term-care facilities. Pressure ulcers (bed-sores),
are a frequent complication.
- As chronic wounds are one of the most common problems arising in long
term-nursing-home facilities, its scope needs to be addressed and carefully
approached. Once unattended or inappropriately cared for, it can lead to
serious consequences in its progress, as it resists healing and worsens.
are many myths and taboos of wound-care and a multitude of alternative
approaches which can only rob the resident-patient of precious time.
- What follows is, that a formerly frail, and sick resident-patient with
a simple wound, becomes frailer and sicker. The resident-patients safety
is now at risk, as the condition deteriorates. The wound-lesion worsens;
weakness and loss of appetite follows. Moreover, death could occur from
threatening complications. This scenario is reenacted daily across the
Time, Lives - Complex wounds, therefore, cannot be needlessly minimized,
or delegated to willing, but inexperienced hands resulting in marginal
outcomes. Yet, the demand and pressure is mounting to provide expert wound-care.
This is a problem that could cost money, time, and lives. It's a problem
begging for attention.
Gap - Coast to Coast Wound Care
Surgeons, fill the gap by providing advanced in-house-wound-care-service
at the comfort and safety of the resident-patients bedside, using clinically
tested, surgical solutions. Our dedicated surgeons skillfully approach
complex wounds with precise surgical standards and policies.
Aging | Chronic wounds | Bedsores
| Wound types | Pain | Diet and healing | Risk factors