Get Care beyond Clinical Settings 

Get Care beyond Clinical Settings 

If your loved one incurs a wound that needs twice daily dry dressing, then you need to employ a certified home health nurse who knows the dressing protocol thoroughly. The process of wet-to-dry dressing is the placing of moistened gauze in or around the wound until dry, then remove it. The physician suggests this procedure be carried out one to four times daily, depending on the severity of the wound. The objective of wet-to-dry dressing is mechanical debridement. In the US, this type of dressing is suggested for all types of wounds, even though true mechanical debridement is not the aim.

Wet-To-Dry Dressing

If the wet-to-dry dressing is not performed correctly, the patient incurs immense pain. As the population is aging, they require specific medical treatment. There are specialized nurses who treat age-associated wounds and skin issues. They are capable of treating both chronic and acute wounds, and the former is enduring caused by an ailment and the latter a new wound caused by accident or injury. A WOC (Wound Care Certification) nurse is a specialized healthcare professional capable of treating a variety of wounds. He/she can assist the physician, treat wounds own, and reduce the potential hazard of the patient suffering from pressure ulcers.

Provide Adequate Relief

Wound care nurses provide adequate relief to patients by providing wound care for gruesome wounds; it could be a wound vac, intricate ostomy, or another kind of wound. They have knowledge about specialty beds, innovative dressing, and wound care in hospitals and homes. Home care nurses, by default, become wound care nurses regardless of the certification course. They can treat most gashing wounds that require more time and care. With the utmost care, the patient recovers quickly, and a relationship of trust is built over time.

Respiratory Nurses

The role of respiratory nurses at home is multifaceted, involving monitoring, therapeutic and clinical application with an aim for health improvement and averting critical situations. They provide holistic care to patients with respiratory problems, including asthma, respiratory oncology, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. They play a critical role in assessing, treating, and educating patients about the respiratory problem. As care extends beyond clinical settings, nurses become imperative in the overall healthcare of patients with asthma and COPD. They play a significant role in patient education development of self-management. They act as a bridge between the hospital and the patient community.

All-Inclusive Care to Pulmonary Patients  

Respiratory nurses provide all-inclusive care to pulmonary patients encompassing correct diagnosis, use of optimal oxygen, the precise dosage of medication, monitoring and identifying early symptoms of respiratory problems, and rapid hospitalization if required. Long-term oxygen therapy is essential for patients with pulmonary hypertension, and this is assessed and administered by respiratory nurses whenever such a situation arises. They coordinate with patients and their family members to educate them about respiratory health; it becomes crucial in critical conditions. In the sphere of nursing, respiratory nurses have a versatile set of skills, and well familiar with ventilators and other medical tools, and recognize early symptoms like cold fingers and other signs.

Ruth Chacon