Articles of July,2022

How to Clean a Wound

Posted on Jul 20, 2022 by HPFY Staff Writer

Minor cuts and scrapes are a part of everyday life, especially for parents with young children. Knowing how to properly clean and disinfect a wound is fundamental to staying healthy. Here’s how to do it.

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Posted in Wound Cleansers

What is the Braden Scale Used For?

Posted on Jul 19, 2022 by HPFY Staff Writer

Bedridden patients, elderly dementia patients, individuals with spinal cord injuries, patients with loss of sensory perception due to diabetic neuropathy, and individuals with nutritional deficits are all at risk for developing pressure injuries if exposed to pressure, shear, friction, and moisture.

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Posted in Pressure Ulcers

Guide for Unna Boot Application

Posted on Jul 18, 2022 by HPFY Staff Writer

The Unna boot is a compression bandage made of an elastic compression dressing wrapped around a zinc oxide-impregnated gauze wrap placed from the toes to the knee. The boot takes less time to put on compared to an elastic support stocking. However, if used incorrectly, it may result in localized purpura, cyanosis, ulceration, or necrosis of the skin.

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Posted in Unna Boot Dressings