wound care - page 4
by shygirl | 8,032 Views | 32 Comments
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on healing a stage three ulcer. It is located on the bunion of a 83 year old patient. She is IDDM, and currently her treatment is panafil. medicare will not pay for a regranulation... Read More
- 0Jun 3, '02 by RandHi Gilda,
Whoops, just changed the "RCS" to "RCT" on my prior post.
Hmm, cellulitis of the lower extremity... Does the patient have distal pulses? I ask because elevating an ischemic limb may be contraindicated. I don't think adding warmth to infected skin increases the risk of sepsis. Increasing circulation as you described might help with antimicrobial penetration and clear the infection quicker.