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Diabetic wound care to heel and toe

  1. 0 Hello,
    Does anyone have any advice on wound care for diabetic wounds to the heel/toe area? I was told to use dermagran, but I'm not seeing any improvement. I know that in hospice our goal isn't necessarily to heal wounds, but I was hoping to see some sort of improvement. Area was draining, but drainage has stopped. Also using a mepilex dressing. Any advice is appreciated.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. Visit  nhelkhound profile page
    4
    Why are you expecting to have improvement? I would be thrilled that the wound(s) are not deteriorating. Dress for comfort, i.e. as few painful dressing changes as necessary to keep dressings clean, dry and without foul odor.
  4. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    3
    Quote from nhelkhound
    Why are you expecting to have improvement? I would be thrilled that the wound(s) are not deteriorating. Dress for comfort, i.e. as few painful dressing changes as necessary to keep dressings clean, dry and without foul odor.
    exactly.
    my goal when treating such a wound, is to prevent infection and manage pain (if any).
    many of these wounds are nothing but eschar so wrap it and keep slipper on.

    leslie
  5. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
    1
    Ditto to the above posters. I'm always happy when the wounds don't get worse.
    tewdles likes this.

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