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Wounds AGAIN!! The Challenge of Chronic Wounds
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Definition of a Chronic Wound: A wound that fails to proceed through an orderly and timely process to produce anatomic and functional integrity. wounds that do not heal within an anticipated time frame wounds that deviate from the anticipated sequence of repair in terms of appearance and response to treatment
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Types of Chronic Wounds Pressure Ulcers Leg Ulcers venous arterial diabetic Dehisced wounds
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Stage IV pressure ulcer
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Venous Ulcer
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Arterial Ulcer
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Diabetic Ulcer
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Dehisced Wound (sternum)
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Etiology of a Pressure Ulcer Use Braden Ulcer Risk assessment (see handout) See color plates for examples The “recipe”: immobility and pressure (required) shear friction incontinence (“super hydration”) malnutrition
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Classification of Pressure ulcers: AHCPR Pressure Ulcer Staging System Stage I-Non-blanchable erythema of intact skin Stage II-Partial-thickness skin loss of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course HEALTH 114 taught by Professor Teller during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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