An open wound is a break in the skin. The open wound can vary in depth and range from a minor injury to a severe injury that exposes underlying structures. All open wounds are a break in the protective surface of the skin which can increase the risk of infection and complications in healing if… Continue reading What is an open wound?
Pressure Wound injuries (PIs) are damage to the skin caused by sustained pressure compounded by friction, shear, moisture and physiological factors. Incidence of pressure Wound injuries may be more common in long-term care facilities due to a higher concentration of higher-risk individuals. However, almost anybody could be at risk for pressure injuries. PI’s are massive… Continue reading Pressure injuries are not only an issue for people in a nursing home under long-term care.