Read different kinds of features about wound care from pressure ulcers to treating skin breakdown, including stories dedicated to folks that are part of our EB community.
December 8, 2020 | Wound Care
When areas of the skin do not get the blood and oxygen they need due to prolonged pressure, pressure injuries (sores) form. This lack of oxygen causes cells to die. Being unable to move freely can increase your chances of getting pressure sores. To prevent them, you must take proper care of your skin and regularly shift your body weight to relieve pressure.
October 21, 2020 | Wound Care
For today’s Conversations with Clinicians, Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOCN) with CHC Solutions, Inc., answers common questions and dives into what you need to know about wound care at home.
August 12, 2020 | Wound Care
Keeping a clean dressing on a wound should help it heal faster. It is not difficult for an individual to change their dressing, once they know how long to wear each dressing, according to Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) at CHC Solutions, Inc.
August 6, 2020 | Wound Care
Sometimes bacteria and germs are the reason a wound is slow to heal or seems like it will not heal, according to Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOC nurse) with CHC Solutions, Inc. When a person has an open wound, it’s easy for common bacteria from the skin to get inside. Bacteria getting inside a wound is called contamination.
July 17, 2020 | Wound Care
Having a wound puts extra demands on your body. To heal a person needs more calories and more nutrients, according to Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., and Cheryl Hutton, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse with CHC Solutions, Inc. Wounds heal faster if you get enough of the right foods – and if you don’t, they heal more slowly.
May 12, 2020 | Wound Care
Healthful food choices might be able to help with recovery from various wounds by providing the energy, vitamin, mineral and protein requirements necessary to promote healing, according to the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
April 5, 2020 | Wound Care
People with lower limb paralysis or who spend long periods of time in wheelchairs are at high risk of developing pressure sores or ulcers. What causes pressure ulcers? According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sliding around in a bed or chair can cause blood vessels to stretch or bend, leading to pressure ulcers. An abrasion can occur when a person’s skin is pulled across a surface instead of lifted. Other causes of pressure sores are braces or hard objects that put pressure on your skin.
January 3, 2020 | Wound Care
Developing social skills and fostering independence are two good reasons to send a child to camp. For kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa, it’s a chance to meet and make friends with others who have EB, all while having a good time. debra of America’s resource page — http://www.debra.org/EBcamps — provides parents and caregivers with information about places where children and teens with EB are given the opportunity to experience camp safely.
December 26, 2019 | Wound Care
Most adults who use wheelchairs or the caregivers of child wheelchair users are familiar with pressure sores. These wounds are created when blood supply is cut to part of the skin and, if that skin is under pressure, irritation and sores follow.