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Why is Skin and skin care so Important?

Good Skin Is Essential

Skin performs many essentials functions for our body. It serves as the first line of defense against harmful attacks coming from our environment and replaces the skin cells damaged in those attacks.  Good skincare helps keep it healthy to keep objects out of the body, keep fluids in the body, and protect us from the sun’s radiation.

Skin Oils Trap Germs

The oily coating the skin produces traps germs to keep them from infecting us, and the sweat glands in the skin help regulate our body temperature. The nerves in the skin give us the sensation of hot, cold, pressure, contact, and pain. The skin also is a significant source of vitamin D.

Broken Skin Lets Germs Come In

If we fail to protect the skin allowing it to break open, germs and other harmful things can get beyond the protective barrier it provides. Those germs can cause infections and, ultimately, illness, and even death. Providing good skin care to ourselves helps keep sore and injured skin repaired and healthy to fight germs and restore its protections. 

Healing skin Breakdown

Topics of Discussion

  • Healing Skin Breakdown Quickly Is Essential
  • Stages of healing skin breakdown
  • How to do a wound Irrigation
  • How to Pack a Wound
  • YouTube Video Resources
  • YouTube Video Information Regarding Wound Treatment Product Options

Preventing Skin Breakdown

Topics of Discussion 

  • Staying Hydrated
  • Eating a Well Balanced Diet
  • Rotating Pressure Areas
  • Protecting Skin from Sun Exposure
  • Keeping Skin Clean
  • Incontinence
  • Positioning
  • Bath Time
  • Diet
  • Videos on Wound Healing
  • What Contributes to the Formation of a Bed Sore

Recognizing Skin Breakdown

Topics of Discussion 

  • What is a Bedsore or Pressure Ulcer?
  • What are Signs of Inflammation?
  • What are Signs of Infection?
  • Preventing Skin Breakdown
  • What does it mean when a Doctor Asks if the Skin is still “blanching”?
  • How Bad can the Ulcergs get
  • Multiple Youtube videos
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