Wound Care: A Comprehensive Approach
Wound care treatment can be cumbersome, painful, and overwhelming. At Better Living Now we understand that a diagnosis of any kind can be emotionally intensive, anxiety-producing, and stressful at minimum. Wound care is not just a physical obstacle; it is a matter of dignity. This is why Better Living Now has designed a dedicated Wound Care Team. We can assist to guide you, your family, and your caregiver throughout the process of healing.
Understanding your wound, (degree of infection) and the factors that affect wound treatment are all imperative in the healing process. However, while managing the physical symptoms of your wound, we have to address the psychosocial factors associated with these conditions. Often times the most severe wounds develop in the most intimate areas of a person’s body. When a wound develops in a so-called “unreachable” area where you are unable to treat and care for yourself. You may feel extremely vulnerable, embarrassed, and reluctant to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is the pathway to a bigger, brighter, better future. Our Wound Care Team at Better Living Now has been trained to meet every individual person’s needs. We assist with allowing them to feel heard, respected, and know with confidence that you are receiving the quality care you deserve through education.
The Top 3 Principles of Wound Management
The care and treatment plan will be individualized per person and will be determined by your physician; however, you play an intricate and active role as it is your body. Remember the old saying, “When you see something, say something”? You are your best advocate! The first principle of wound management is Accurate and Timely Assessment. Sometimes wounds can become so severe that NPWT or negative pressure wound therapy is recommended. Here at Better Living Now we carry NPWT pumps that are compact, quiet, and designed to make activities of daily living possible again. Feelings of isolation and depression are common among individuals who experience wound treatment, however at Better Living Now we aim to increase the quality of life for all we serve.
The second principle of wound management is Wound Cleanliness. Keep the area free of dirt and grime! Consistent and thorough sanitizing is imperative in wound healing and the prevention of further deterioration of the site. Remember to always consult with your physician before using any type of ointment or sterilizing disinfectant. If your physician has made a recommendation for cleansers or gel, check out our Prophase Wound Cleanser and DuoDERM Hydroactive Gel.
The last principle of wound management is Timely Wound Care Dressing Changes. Wounds may feel like they take forever to heal, but proper dressing changes and monitoring ensure that healing is taking place. As life often gets the best of all of us, it may be helpful to write the next dressing due date on the covered bandaged area. This little tip will act as a friendly reminder in between those dressing changes.
There are no stupid questions
Remember, there are no stupid questions when it comes to the best treatment and healthcare options for your healing process. Better Living Now is here to take all of the worries of insurance coverage, product delivery, Re-Fill, and patient follow-up out of your overflowing cup so you can focus on what matters-YOU!