radiation wounds

  1. I am new to home health. I just signed on a patient who recieved radiation treatment to his sacral area. He has a wound around 7 small it looks like stage 1 wounds. What is the best way to treat this problem?
    He was discharge from the hospital with Alldress. Thank you.
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  3. by   Wound Care Patty
    Dear Alcwiek. the best thing to do is hyperbaric oxygen treatment...but if that is not available near you ...then try the gel-pad dressings...here we have flexigel...a thin cool pad of hydrogel...if you refridgerate them then it will feel cool to the patients burn...we have a patient with a radiation burn on his foot. Since the burn you mention is a stage one then this should work quite well. the thicker the gelpad the better...