About the Author: Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek


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Christine Kijek is a colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. She has a wealth of knowledge in this field as well as personal experience. HPFY is thrilled that she has been an active participant in the Ostomy Support Group. Christine lives in Bethel, CT with her husband Ed. Her children are married and live nearby. She has 4 grandchildren and is known as GiGi. Christine enjoys riding motor cycles and spends many hours gardening. She can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool.

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Lower Extremity Wounds: Arterial Ulcers

Posted on Sep 06, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Arterial ulcers often start as a break in the skin on the leg or foot. It can be caused by dry skin, an injury, or a puncture wound. For most, these injuries will heal with proper care. For those with arterial disease, the wound cannot heal due to poor blood flow. This increases the size of the wound while allowing oxygen and bacteria to enter the wound and subcutaneous tissue. Infection occurs, leading to more damage. Minor scrapes and cuts can then develop into ulcers, the tissue becomes necrotic and black.

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Posted in Wound Care

Burns: Types, Severity & Treatment

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The most common burn injuries are the result of scalds from hot liquid and flame burns. Approximately 80% of these burns occur in the home and 70% of them occur in males. Burns in children younger than 5 years of age account for 20% of yearly burn injuries (Evans, 2016). Managing minor burns in the home fine but burns that cover large surface areas or significant burns that damage deep tissue should be evaluated and treated by a healthcare professional.

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Pressure Injuries - Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

Posted on Apr 05, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue and are most common on bony prominences caused by pressure. Learn more about Pressure Injuries

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Management of Surgical Wounds

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Management of surgical wounds is an important part of post-operative recovery and health care professionals should monitor the process of wound healing. Learn More @ Shop Wound care

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Wound Care Basics

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The Basic Of wound Care-wound Basic-Hpfy

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