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Skin Care

Why is Skin Important?

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.  Skin keeps objects out of the body, keeps fluids in the body, and protects us from the sun’s radiation. The oily coating traps germs to keep them from infecting us, and the sweat glands 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.

Healing skin Breakdown

Topics of Discussion Presented Include: 

  • What Do You Do First If You Think A Pressure Ulcer Is Forming?
  • When Do I Need to Contact the Doctor About Skin Breakdown?
  • Wound Irrigation
  • Wound Packing
  • Multiple Informational Videos on Picking the Right Type of Dressing for the Type of Wound You’re Treating

Preventing Skin Breakdown

Topics of Discussion Presented Include: 

  • 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 Presented Include:

  • 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 vdeos